Miami at NY Giants Preseason Week 1 Free Pick & Odds

Posted by Joe Solari on August 12, 2016 in

All roads this Friday lead to New York where the super-hyped Giants will be hosting the under-the- radar Dolphins from Miami in a Week 1 NFL preseason encounter. Both sides are dealing with a number of injuries and banged-up players from the training camps. Still, with these two teams coming off an enterprising offseason that saw them load up their rosters with solid free agents and high-potential draftees, there should be enough talent at the MetLife Stadium to make this Friday night NFL betting duel interesting. That said, here’s a brief online sportsbooks preview of this clash.

How to Bet Miami Dolphins at New York Giants Preseason NFL Odds

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
When: Friday, August 12, 7:00 PM ET
Radio: Miami / New York
NFL Lines: Miami (+3), Giants (-3), OVER/UNDER 36.5

Why Bet on Miami?

Very few people are giving the Dolphins a chance to win this game, and it’s not hard to understand why, considering Miami is 1-4 SU in its recent head-to- head record against the Giants and the New York hype train is filled to capacity ahead of the NFL preseason games. But really, there isn’t much separating these teams if you consider the fact that the Dolphins finished 2015 with a 6-10 record that was similar to that of the Giants. Not to forget, the Dolphins have an excellent hire in coach Adam Chase, a man whose past record speaks of someone capable of bringing sanity to Miami. Then, of course, there is the fact that the Dolphins are spoilt for choice in offensive weapons while the defense showed some solid improvements last season, meaning Ryan Tannehill and his fellow quarterbacks will have all the necessary support they need to upset the Giants.

Why Bet on Pittsburgh?

Truth be told, New York’s splashy offseason, which saw the team spend the highest amount of money in the entire NFL this offseason, could easily make the Giants one of the best teams in the league this season. I mean, Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. are as good as they come at QB and WR, while the rest of the team is filled with a fine blend of experienced players and young talents that are hungry for success, giving the team all tools needed for succeed. Of course, the defensive side of the ball has been a major concern for the team and only time can tell what will become of that unit this season. But from the positive things we’ve been hearing from their training camp, NY fans certainly have all the rights to be expectant with hope for a bright season, starting from this very winnable preseason game.

My Free NFL Predictions and Picks

It’s hard not to recognize the effort both teams have commendably made in the offseason in order to be better. And if the training camp news hasn’t been overly exaggerated, fans should brace themselves for a thrilling showdown at East Rutherford this Friday. Winning-wise, I would love to go on a limb with Miami because I feel that they can surprise us here, but that looks like a swing-and- miss prediction, so I will jump on the New York hype train this once and hope it leads to mullah. Matter of fact, make it a New York win plus the spread, banking on the psyched up Giants crowd to motivate their team for a big home win.

Final Game Score Prediction: NY Giants 25, Miami 16

Best Pick: New York Giants (-3)