How should you place your bets for the Giants’ week one matchup against the Tennesee Titans? We’re breaking down the lines and stats from last year that could play an impact.
The New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans will kick off against each other on Sunday, September 11, with kickoff scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. New York finished with a 4-13 record a season ago and Tennessee finished with a 12-5 record a season ago. New York’s record against the spread last season was 6-11 and Tennessee’s record against the spread last season was 10-8. Both of these football teams have big gaps in terms of team talent though.
The Spread: New York Giants (+6) (-110), Tennessee Titans (-6) (-110) (BET MGM)
Moneyline: New York Giants +200, Tennessee Titans -250 (BET MGM)
Over/Under: 43.5 points (-110) (BET MGM)
New York Giants Stats From Last Season And How They Factor In
Last season, Daniel Jones completed 64.3% of his passes for 2,428 yards, ten touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He barely eclipsed 200 yards passing three times in his final five games last season.
Saquon Barkley rushed for 593 yards on 162 carries and two touchdowns last season, and he averaged 3.7 yards per carry. Barkley only had one over 100-yard rushing game in his last five games last season with 102 against the Chicago Bears on January 2.
Kadarius Toney caught 39 passes for 420 yards and zero touchdowns last season. He averaged 10.8 yards per catch. Toney had 40 or under yards receiving in his last five games dating back to last season though.
The New York Giants had the second-fewest yards in the NFL last season at 287.3 yards per game and also scored the second-fewest points per game in the NFL last season at 15.2 PPG. New York gave up the 11th most yards per game last season in the NFL at 354.8 yards per game enlarge to Azeez Ojulari and they also gave up the tenth most points per game last season in the NFL at 24.5 PPG.
Titans Stats From Last Year And How They Compare To The Giants
Ryan Tannehill completed 67.2% of his passes last season for 3,734 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. In his last five games last season, he threw for one touchdown or fewer three of five times and threw for under 200 yards twice in that span though.
Derrick Henry is looking to be the Comeback Player Of the Year after missing half of last season with a foot injury. He rushed for 937 yards on 219 carries and 10 touchdowns. Henry averaged 4.3 yards per carry and also rushed for over 80 yards in three of his last five games and also rushed for three touchdowns in one game twice.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine is their leading returning receiver after they traded away A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles this past offseason. Westbrook-Ikhine caught 38 passes for 476 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He averaged 12.5 yards per catch and is a hit-or-miss player as he had zero receptions in two of his final five games last season.
The Tennessee Titans had the 17th ranked offense in the NFL a season ago at 342.5 yards per game and also the 15th most points per game last season at 24.6 PPG. Tennessee’s defense gave up the 12th fewest yards per game last season at 329.8 yards per game enlarge to Jeffrey Simmons and they also gave up the sixth-fewest points per game in the NFL last season at 20.8 PPG.
The pick: The New York Giants will be in rainy conditions and the Tennessee Titans will wear them down in the trenches all game long. Derrick Henry will run it down their throats and will have no answer for him. Saquon Barkley will not be as effective and Ryan Tannehill and Daniel Jones won’t do much. Don’t expect wide receivers Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard, and Wan’Dale Robinson for the New York Giants to do much and neither will Treylon Burks, Robert Woods, Kyle Phillips, and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine for the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee will win this football game over New York by a final score of 24-6.
Tennessee Titans (-6.5) (-110) under (-43.5) (-110) money line (-250) over the New York Giants is the play here for Week One.