Giants vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds & Expert Prediction.

Giants vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds & Expert Prediction

Written by on October 23, 2019

The nature of the NFL and the relatively short length of the season is such that a losing streak of more than a couple of games is very often the difference between making the playoffs and missing out entirely. This is especially for teams stuck in a division where you have another couple of teams racking up the wins. We should, of course, never count a team out before we have even reached the midway point of the season, but there are usually always warning signs that might suggest that a team is just not ready to put it all together in the second half.

That is certainly how we should probably be looking at both the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions ahead of their Week 8 matchup. Both are coming into this one on extended losing skids and it really is beginning to look as though both will be watching the postseason from home. The Lions are still somewhat hanging around and a win would help their cause. They come into this game as a 7-point home favorite. The point total has been set at 49.

Giants vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds & Expert Prediction

Why bet on the New York Giants?

You always got the feeling that the Giants might struggle a little this season, especially when they decided to start rookie QB Daniel Jones ahead of Eli Manning. While not necessarily a sign that they were giving up the season, the Giants certainly made it clear that they were ready to turn the page and move into a new era. The results have been mixed, although we have seen enough to think that Jones might develop into a very decent NFL QB.

The Giants roll into Week 8 of the season on a 3-game losing skid, with their offense sputtering during that run. They have average just 15 PPG during that skid, which may help explain why they are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games. Each of their last 5 road games have ended with the point total going OVER.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 18.50
  • Passing Yards: 234.17
  • Rushing Yards: 105.33
  • Yards per Play: 5.51

Defense

  • Points per Game:
  • Passing Yards:
  • Rushing Yards:
  • Yards per Play:

Why bet on the Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions are also coming into this one on the heels of 3 straight losses. The difference here is that their schedule over that run has been nothing short of brutal, with the Chiefs, Packers, and Vikings all on the docket. The divisional losses will have hurt the Lions in a big way, but they can take solace in the fact that they have still been putting up very decent numbers on the offensive side of the football, a trend that should serve them well against a very leaky Giants D.

Giants vs Lions should be an easy one for Detroit.

Oddly enough, Detroit has been poor at home, going 1-5 SU in their last 6 games, but they have been a very decent bet against the spread, covering in 4 of their last 5 games. The OVER has hit in 4 of their last 6 games this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 23.80
  • Passing Yards: 262.20
  • Rushing Yards: 107.60
  • Yards per Play: 5.67

Defense

  • Points per Game: 23.60
  • Passing Yards: 280.00
  • Rushing Yards: 133.80
  • Yards per Play: 5.93

Giants vs Lions 2019 NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Giants are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
  • Giants are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games this season
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Giants’ last 5 games on the road
  • Lions are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home
  • Lions are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 8
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit’s last 10 games against an opponent in the NFC conference

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Giants vs Lions

Both of these teams could use a win to get out of their current skids, but it is the Lions who looked better equipped to do so. I think they might just be able to put up some big points against a porous Giants defense.

Score: New York Giants 17 – Detroit Lions 35

 

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