It’s another week and another road game against another NFC South opponent for the New York Giants. This week they are in the Sunshine State to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL week 9 spread favors the visiting Giants by 2.5-points to beat the Bucs. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:05 PM this Sunday November 8th on FOX.
A Closer Look At NY Giants at Tampa Buccaneers NFL Week 9 Spread & My Betting Preview
What: NY Giants (4-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4)
When: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Kickoff: 4:05 PM ET
Where: Tampa, FL
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Weather: 80° F | Sprinkles
Spread: Giants -2.5
Moneyline: NY Giants -140 vs Tampa Bay +120
Game Total: 48
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: NY Giants vs Tampa Bay
If You Are Betting On The NY Giants Odds At -2.5
The New York Giants are 4-4 straight up and 4-3-1 against the spread so far this season. They average 26.9 points (5th), 258.0 passing yards (11th) and 94.5 rushing yards (27th) per game. Last week, the Giants lost a 52-49 shootout to the Saints last week. Saints QB Brees threw for 505 yards with seven touchdowns against the Giants porous defense. The Giants rank last in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 315.4 yards per game
QB Eli Manning has thrown 2126 yards, 17 TDS & 4 INTs this season. Last week against the Saints, he became the first quarterback in NFL history to lose a game after throwing six touchdowns passes and zero interceptions.
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (50 rec, 654 yards, 7 TDs) has failed to exceed last season’s epic pace, until last week when he caught eight balls for 130 yards and three scores against the Saints. Rueben Randle (31 rec, 384 yards, 2 TDs) has struggled to fill the number two WR spot for for injured WR Victor Cruz, who has missed the whole season and won’t play this week.
The Giants have been unable to tun the ball all season. RB Rashad Jennings (81 att, 316 yards, 1 TD) and Andre Williams (54 att, 147 yards, 1 TDs) have both struggled.
New York’s defense allows 26.0 points (24th), 315.0 passing yards (32nd) and 112.1 rushing yards (19th) per game. Landon Collins has 51 tackles, Uani’ Unga has 47 tackles and two interceptions, and Damontre Moore as three sacks.
If You Are Betting On The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds At +2.5
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-4 straight up and 4-3 against the spread so far this season. They average 23.3 (16th), 222.0 passing yards (23rd), 131.3 rushing yards (4th) per game.
First overall draft pick QB Jameis Winston has thrown for 1648 yards, 10 TDs & 7 INTs while completing 58.6% of his passes. He has an 85.6 passer rating after seven games.
"That is Drew Brees that did that," the Buccaneers’ rookie said Wednesday about the Saints shooout victory over the Giants. "I’m no Drew Brees, but you’ve just got to go to the next game because they’re coming with a different attitude, because they’re like, ‘Drew Brees just did this to us.’ So they’re going to try to play even harder. And so they’re going to rise up to the occasion, and we have to be there to match their intensity."
WR Mike Evans (24 rec, 386 yards, 1 TDs) missed a few games early in the season with a hamstring injury, but he’s getting back to his rookie season form that pushed him to the top WR spot in Tampa. Veteran WR Vincent Jackson (20 rec, 306 yards, 2 TDs) is dealing with a knee injury that kept him out last week and he will miss this game.
RB Doug Martin (132 att, 612 yards, 3 TDs) is back to his rookie season form as well after struggling last season. He is averaging 4.6 yards per carry and 87.4 yards per game.
The Tampa Bay D allows 28.4 points (28th), and 245.0 passing yards (14th) and 107.6 rushing yards (16th) per game. Lavonte David has 58 tackles, Gerald McCoy has 4.5 sacks and seven interceptions.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-2 At Home this season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-8 At Home since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-4 As Home Underdog since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-7 O-U At Home since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-6 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-5 O-U When Line was 46.5 to 49.5 since last season
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-3 O-U vs Teams Averaging >25 PPG since last season
The NY Giants are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite of 0.5-3.0 points, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game, 14-34-3 ATS in their last 51 games in November, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road favorite.
The Bucs are 16-37-1 ATS in their last 54 home games, 7-23-1 ATS in their last 31 games as a home underdog, e 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a S.U. win, 5-1 ATS in their last six games in Week 9, 4-1 ATS in their last five vs. NFC.
My NFL Week 9 Betting Pick: NY -2.5.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- NY Giants: Victor Cruz, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells.
- Tampa Bay: Vincent Jackson, Louis Murphy.