Eli Manning and the New York Giants will be in all out ‘desperation mode’ when they visit Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in a huge Week 7 NFC clash that both playoff longshots need to win. Will Manning and the G-Men be able to snap their three-game losing streak or will Ryan and the Falcons fly high to record consecutive wins?
Let’s find out what’s going to go down when these two square off on Monday night in Hotlanta!
How to Bet Giants at Falcons NFL Week 7 Spread on Monday Night
- When: Monday, October 22, 2018, 8:15 PM ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 7 Spread: Atlanta Falcons -4 (Total 54)
- Partly Cloudy: 13°C/56°F
- Humidity: 57%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Cloud Cover: 54%
- Wind: 4 mph E
- Stadium Type: Retractable
Why Bet On The New York Giants?Why should you bet on the Giants in this Week 7 matchup? Well, there’s the ‘sheer desperation’ factor. New York has one win on the season and they’ve lost three straight coming into this contest. Many people up in the Big Apple are up in arms over the fact that the Giants didn’t draft a quarterback in this year’s draft, but at least they can take solace in the fact that rookie running back Saquon Barkley has the clean-cut look of a once-in-a-generation kind of running back.
The G-Men (1-5 SU, 2-4 ATS) were on the wrong end of a humbling 34-13 against the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles last weekend, but Barkley was amazing for New York. While Eli Manning was pedestrian at best in passing for 281 yards with no touchdowns and one interception, Barkley was absolutely astounding in rushing for 130 yards and one touchdown on just 13 carries while adding nine receptions for an additional 99 yards to narrowly miss out on becoming the first player in franchise history with a 100-yards rushing and receiving performance in the same game.
“We didn’t do anything well enough to win tonight,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. “Credit Philadelphia. Good football team.”
In Manning’s defense, he was under immense pressure from Philly’s front seven from the outset. The two-time Super Bowl winner has sacked him four times and hit 13 other times.
“We want to get after the passer every week,” coach Doug Pederson said. “These games are battles. It all comes down to which team gets after the passer. We hit Eli and put him on the ground. That was big.”
- Offense: 19.50
- Defense: 27.00
- Differential: -7.5
- Passing Yards: 260.83
- Rush Yards: 87.50
- Passing Yards Allowed: 236.33
- Rushing Yards Allowed: 121.67
- Turnover Differential: 0.67
Why Bet On The Atlanta Falcons?Why should you bet on Matt Ryan and company in Week 7? There are a bunch of good reasons. First, despite their problems on defense this season, Atlanta (2-4 SU,2-4 ATS) still has an explosive offense that puts up 27.8 points per game. Next, the Giants just aren’t very good offensively as they average a modest 19.5 points per contest. Third…the Falcons are playing at home and last but not least, Matt Ryan and company are completely desperate themselves.
The Falcons snapped a three-game skid last weekend by getting past Tampa Bay 34-29 in a wild affair. Matt Ryan passed for 355 yards and three touchdowns and the Falcons held off a furious comeback attempt by Jameis Winston and company to avoid their first 1-5 start since 2007.
“It was all hands on deck,” Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said.
Ryan’s three TD passes gave him 274 in his career, passing the legendary Hall of Famer, Joe Montana for 16th place on the career list.
“Obviously it’s very special any time your name is brought up with Joe’s,” Ryan said. “But I’m more excited about the win.”
- Offense: 27.83
- Defense: 32.00
- Differential: -4.17
- Passing Yards: 311.17
- Rush Yards: 86.00
- Passing Yards Allowed: 295.83
- Rushing Yards Allowed: 121.67
- Turnover Differential: -0.67
Giants at Falcons NFL Week 7 Betting Trends
- NY is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Giants’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
- Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Giants
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Giants at FalconsI’m going to get right to the point with my expert ATS pick on this Week 7 matchup by saying that I like the Falcons to win and cover the chalk with room to spare. Atlanta has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six Monday Night Football contests and 9-2 ATS after rushing for less than 90 yards in their previous game.
The Giants have gone 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday Night Football games, 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against their NFC counterparts. This one is a near lock NFL betting buffs!
Score: Giants 24 – Falcons 35