The New York Giants (2-6) head out West to take on the Las Vegas Raiders (3-5) for the first time inside Allegiant Stadium. New York lost last week against their in-stadium rival Jets, 13-10, in overtime as a 3-point dog after holding a fourth-quarter lead. The Raiders were blasted by the Detroit Lions, 25-14, failing to cash out as a 7-point dog. Vegas is a 2-point home favorite with a total of 37. New York is 2-0-1 ATS in their last three while the Raiders have lost back-to-back games against the spread for the second time this season. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET / 1:25 p.m. PT and can be seen on Fox.
Location: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Giants Hoping To Get Jones Back
We all know there is plenty to talk about on both sides, but let’s start with the less obvious. It appears that Daniel Jones will be back to run the Giants offense this week. He was greeted with the news that his Tight End, Darren Waller would likely be out as he continues to battle a hamstring injury.
We’re not sure that the return of either player would make much of a difference for an offense that is last in the NFL in scoring (11.9), almost three points less than the New England Patriots who average 14.8 PPG. You’ll know very early on who has the advantage, because if New York can run the ball that will make it easier to ease Jones back in. After a 14-5 ATS mark last year, New York is just 2-5-1 this year, 2-4-1 as a dog, and 1-2 as a road dog.
The Giants are 7-3 ATS as a road dog getting between 1.5 and 2.5 points since 2003 and 2-0 since 2017. Neither team will find themselves on an NFL playoff bracket come December, but it’s always entertaining to watch an NFL train wreck and we have one here. We continue our Giants vs Raiders betting lines preview with a look at the Raiders.
Davis Finally Caved In
You can’t run a franchise by listening to the fans, but Owner Mark Davis was getting bombarded by fans telling him to fire head coach Josh McDaniels. Davis did them one better by firing general manager Dave Ziegler in the same press conference.
Ironically, former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce will be the interim coach while rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell was named the starting quarterback. That sent Jimmy Garoppolo to the bench. Did you catch all that? From a betting betting perspective, a better question is who do we put our money behind? Since 2017, the Raiders have been one of the worst teams to bet on with a record of 46-59 ATS.
In that time, the franchise has never had a winning season for the public. Only the Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears own worse records. As a favorite, the Raiders have covered just 13 times in their last 38 decisions. We conclude our Giants vs Raiders betting lines analysis with our official selection.
Be Thankful For Totals
There is nothing about this match-up that makes us want to be a part of a side bet, but that plummeting total is a reason for intrigue. We don’t know how the Raiders will function with a new coaching staff, and we have no idea how effective Daniel Jones will be.
We’re going under the total in this one but it’s not the most comfortable bet we’ve ever made. Other NFL betting lines appear to have more value but we don’t know how either of these teams will put up enough points to push this game over. We recommend betting on this game now because the number has fallen to 37 after opening 39. Take the under 37. We wish you all the best with your wagers this weekend.
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