Dave Carney 11/22/2021
What’s on the table today?: NY Giants @ Tampa Bay Bucs (MNF Betting Preview)
Betting Lines from BetMGM:
Giants (+10.5) @ Buccaneers (-10.5) / Total 49.5
- Giants moneyline (full game) +400 / (first half) +260 / total 26.5
- Bucs moneyline (full game) -550 / (first half) -350 / total 26.5
Preview from WinnersandWhiners.com:
The end of week 11 of the NFL schedule brings us a battle of NFC teams in different situations as we head toward the Thanksgiving holiday. The New York Giants are on the road as they travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as both teams try to right the ship on Monday Night Football.
New York comes in off a bye last week: they dropped the Raiders 23-16 at home as a three-point underdog in their most recent contest on November 7.
Tampa Bay was beaten 29-19 on the road as a 10-point favorite by Washington last Sunday in their previous game. In the all-time regular season series between the teams, the Giants own a 16-8 series edge and have won seven of the last nine meetings. Last season, Tampa Bay clawed out a 25-23 win on the road on November 2, 2020 though the Giants covered the line as a 13-point underdog.
The Buccaneers are the better team on the field but back-to-back losses have taken some of the shine off the champs coming into this one. Playing at home could work for the Bucs, who are a perfect 4-0 at home this season compared to the Giants’ 1-3 road mark on the season.
Both teams could get an infusion of talent back as the Giants are trending toward having five of their top six offensive playmakers back on the field this week. Gronk says that things are trending toward him taking the field this week for Tampa Bay, adding a security blanket for Brady and another weapon to the arsenal.
When you get right down to it, when these teams play, the games have been close. Five of the last six meetings have been decided by seven points or less and the last four games have been decided by a total of eight points.
Recent Betting Trends from Covers.com:
- Buccaneers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Buccaneers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Giants last 4 games as an underdog.
- Under is 5-0 in Giants last 5 games in November.
- Under is 8-1 in Giants last 9 games following a ATS win.
- Under is 4-0 in Buccaneers last 4 games following a straight up loss
Take the UNDER 49.5
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