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(9-4) Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants (9-4)
Date: Sunday, December 18th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
ATS Betting Lines: NY Giants -4.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Off
NFL Betting Total: 41.5
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The Giants have knocked off the current top seeded Cowboys twice now but still could see a playoff spot fall out of their hands if they don’t take care of business down the stretch.
The Lions are in a similar position with their eyes on a 2nd seed but also have a tough three games to finish which could knock them all the way out of the playoffs if they aren’t careful.
The Lions are currently sitting in the second spot in the playoffs but have to finish with the Giants, Dallas, and Green Bay so have work left to do.
Matthew Stafford has played his way into the MVP conversation with yet another 4th quarter comeback but has an injured throwing hand and could be limited in his playmaking ability.
Nevertheless, the Lions have kept finding ways to win this season no matter what injuries or difficulties they have faced.
The Lions have had 3 of their 4 losses this season come on the road but have put up a nice 5-1 record ATS as an underdog.
There has been nothing flashy about the Lions but they have continued to win and cover the spread. They are 9-4 ATS on the season.
Expect reliance on the run game to aid in Stafford’s playing through his injury but that has been ineffective for Detroit this season. The Lions are 26th in the NFL at just 3.8 yards per carry.
The defense will need to have a big game for Detroit to steal this important road game. The playoff implications are huge and Stafford appears very focused on returning the playoffs after missing out last season.
Despite the injury, Stafford is expected to play and I would expect him to bring his similar playmaking ability against a tough Giants defense.
New York Giants
The Giants free agent spending on defense this offseason has already paid dividends. And it has come at such an important time as an offense with lots of firepower has been very inconsistent this season.
The Giants rank third in yards per carry allowed, 12th in sacks, 7th in scoring defense, and 11th in takeaways.
Their most impressive performance came this week against Dallas. They needed it because their offense managed just 10 points and turned the ball over 3 times.
Detroit ranks 10th in scoring defense and has stepped up at crucial moments so I would expect the Giants offense to struggle again this week.
Of course Odell Beckham has the ability to take over the game as he has been doing lately. The Giants likely need this game to keep pace with Dallas and a loss could be damaging to their playoff chances as a whole.
I would expect to see a Giants team as focused as they were against Dallas as the playoffs are looming and the veterans on this team know what it takes to win these late season games.
Eli has struggled for most of the season but the run game has done nothing to help so he will likely have to drop back again and rely on his weapons on the outside.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Detroit is 8-5 ATS this season.
- NY Giants are 7-5-1 ATS this season.
- Detroit is 9-5 ATS in their last 14 games following a SU win.
- NY Giants are just 7-7 ATS in their last 14 games as a home favorite.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Detroit +4.5
I think the Giants will hang on to win but the late game magic for Detroit could come into play. Stafford’s injured hand should limit him in this one but the Giants will knock off Detroit with a late field goal in a low scoring game.
NFL Free Score Prediction: NY Giants 21 – Detroit 20
The Giants defense will be the difference maker once again. Detroit will find themselves scrambling in their last two against Dallas and Green Bay.
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