Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants - 11/14/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1) at New York Giants (5-3)
NFL Football: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:30 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants pk -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bengals head to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Giants to close out week 10 on Monday Night Football.
The Cincinnati Bengals were one of 6 teams with a bye in week 9, however they look to turn the tide on their season following a disappointing 27-27 tie in week 8 against the Washington Redskins across the pond in London, England. Andy Dalton completed 27 of his 42 pass attempts for 284 yards and a touchdown that ended up being cancelled out by an interception while being sacked 3 times. Dalton also called his own number 4 times for 21 rushing yards and a touchdown. Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard split the workload once again out of the Cincinnati backfield, with Hill getting the majority of the touches putting up 76 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries while Bernard also put up a touchdown with his 52 yards on 11 carries. A.J. Green led the Bengals with 121 yards on 9 receptions while tight end Tyler Eifert hauled in 9 passes of his own, for 102 yards and the lone touchdown for the Bengals through the air. After Tyler Boyd’s 5 catches for 38 yards, no other Bengals receiver caught more than 1 pass in the game. Defensively, a Geno Atkins sack and George Iloka interception of Redskins QB Kirk Cousins highlighted an otherwise frustrating performance for Cincinnati as Washington racked up 546 yards of total offense, which Cincinnati surely feels lucky that they managed to salvage a tie with numbers like that.
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The New York Giants won their 3rd straight game to improve to 5-3 following a 28-23 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Eli Manning completed 22 of 36 pass attempts for 257 yards and 4 touchdowns. However Manning also threw a pair of interceptions on the day. Paul Perkins and Rashad Jennings split the 22 carries down the middle, 11 a piece,, with Perkins putting up 32 yards and Jennings right behind with 26 yards of his own. Sterling Shepard registered a team-high 50 receiving yards and a touchdown on his 3 receptions while Odell Beckham Jr. tied for the team lead with 4 receptions for 46 yards and a pair of touchdowns of his own. Defensively, the Giants figured out Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz, forcing him to throw a pair of interceptions while being sacked twice on the day by the New York defense, however that didn’t stop Wentz from putting up 364 yards through the air as Philadelphia still mustered up 443 yards of total offense in the defeat. The Giants will need consistently solid performances from their defense if they want to keep pace with the Cowboys for the lead in the NFC East race.
Cincinnati is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 week 10 matchups. New York is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday night games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The underdog has covered the spread in each of the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
I can’t get myself to back the Bengals considering how poor they looked against the Redskins in England. Call it jetlag, call it whatever you want, I still have more faith in a Giants team that has a harder road ahead of them in terms of catching the division leader, not to mention a Giants team that has won 3 straight.
Take the Giants in a pick 'em.