The fans at MetLife Stadium will be treated to a game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Giants when they take their seats on Sunday.
Atlanta at N.Y. Giants
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 20, 2015
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX.
LINE: Giants -2.5. O/U: 51.5
PREDICTION: Giants 23, Falcons 20
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Oddsmakers currently have the Giants listed as 3-point favorites versus the Falcons, while the game’s total is sitting at 50.
New York’s offense wasn’t sharp in the opener, with one touchdown coming on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s fumble return and the other coming on Jennings’ plunge after an interception return to the 1-yard line. Manning threw for 193 yards on 20-of-36 while Jennings rushed for 52 yards and wideout Odell Beckham had a team-high five receptions for 44 yards. With star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul recuperating from a fireworks accident, the Giants allowed Dallas to convert fourth-quarter touchdown drives of 76 and 72 yards that took 2:53 and 1:27.
The Giants were a 27-26 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cowboys. They covered the +7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of OVER bettors.
Team record: 0-1 SU,1-0 ATS
NY Giants is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
NY Giants is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Giants’s last 11 games
NY Giants is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta’s Julio Jones put on a show in the season opener by hauling in nine catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns while fellow wideout Roddy White had four receptions for 84 yards. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 298 yards with a pair of touchdowns and two interceptions while rookie running back Tevin Coleman provided balance to the offense by rushing for 80 yards on 20 carries in his NFL debut. The Falcons surrendered 336 passing yards to Philadelphia after ranking last in the NFL last season with an average of 279.9 yards allowed.
The Falcons were a 26-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Eagles. They covered the +3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (50) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Team record: 1-0 SU,1-0 ATS
Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games on the road