Cincinnati at NY Giants Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info

Posted by Michael Hunt on Monday,November 7, 2016 11:55, EST in

Solid Monday Night matchup in Week 10 of the NFL season as the Cincinnati Bengals (3-4- 1) come off their bye week — and with a potential chance to get into a tie for first place in the AFC North — by visiting the New York Giants (5-3). Cincinnati has never won at the Giants in three tries and is a slight betting underdog on NFL odds.

Cincinnati at NY Giants Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info

When: Monday, Nov. 14, 8:30 PM ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
TV: ESPN
RadioCincinnati / NY Giants
Stream Option: WatchESPN
Opening NFL Lines: Giants -2.5 (47)

Why Bet on Cincinnati?

The Bengals certainly will be as healthy as they have been all season with last week off. This will be a terrific matchup in terms of two of the best receivers in the NFL are playing in the game. For Cincinnati, that’s A.J. Green. He has 896 receiving yards and 59 catches. He was leading the NFL in receiving yards until Thursday, when he was passed up by Julio Jones, who now has played one more game than Green this season. Green is averaging a league-leading 112 yards-per- game. If Green keeps up that pace, he will finish with 1,792 yards, shattering Chad Johnson’s franchise record of 1,440 yards. That number would rank fifth all-time in NFL history. Green needs only 35 yards to pass Isaac Curtis for second most yards in franchise history (7,101).

The Bengals come off a tie in London against Washington, which appeared to have the game won with 2:13 left in overtime, but Dustin Hopkins hooked his 34-yard field goal attempt wide left. The Bengals scored a touchdown on all four of their red-zone possessions as they have been better in the red zone with the return of Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert from injury. Eifert had nine catches for 102 yards and a TD against the Skins. Green noticed teams have been devoting less safety help his way now that they also have to account for Eifert. That could continue against the Giants, who rank 25th in passing defense, allowing 277 passing yards-per- game.

The Bengals are 11-22 all-time on “Monday Night Football”. They lost both of their “Monday Night Football” contests last season — against Denver and Houston.

Why Bet on New York?

The first half of the Giants (5-3) season in the books. Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Is on pace for 88 catches, 1,352 yards and 10 TDs. The Giants have followed a three-game losing streak with three straight wins. They beat visiting Philadelphia 28-23 on Sunday. It was the first time they beat the Eagles at MetLife Stadium since 2012, and only the second time since the stadium opened in 2010.

Eli Manning threw for four touchdowns and New York’s defense had two interceptions and three stops on fourth downs. Two of Manning’s touchdowns went to Odell Beckham Jr., with the others to Roger Lewis Jr. and Sterling Shepard. That gave Manning his first four-TD game since Game 14 last season.

Manning now has 46,428 career passing yards. On Sunday, he passed Vinny Testaverde for 9th all-time. Rookie running back Paul Perkins split reps with starter Rashad Jennings as the Giants increased the roles of several young players on both sides of the ball. Perkins said he didn’t know prior to the contest that he would receive more snaps and carries. He had a career-high with 14 touches vs. Philly. Through the first seven games, the Giants managed to score more than 20 points just twice, never topping 27.

The Giants lost two key players to injury in the game, receiver Victor Cruz and left guard Justin Pugh. Pugh left in the first half with a sprained knee, and Cruz followed a few minutes later with an ankle injury. The Giants were already rotating in wideouts Dwayne Harris and Roger Lewis Jr. before Cruz exited the game, so they continued to do so. Cruz had one catch in the game, a 46-yard reception that set up a touchdown.

Cincinnati at NY Giants Expert Pick: New York

Take the Giants on NFL odds and over the total.