New York Giants at Denver Broncos - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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New York Giants (0-5) at Denver Broncos (3-1)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)

The Line: Denver Broncos -9 -- Over/Under: 41 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Up in the rare air of Sports Authority Field on “Sunday Night Football,” the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos will be meeting up in Week 6 NFL action. 

The Giants are spinning their tires at 0-5 this year so far, falling in succession to the Cowboys, Lions, Eagles, Buccaneers and Chargers. In that LA game, Giants QB Eli Manning put up 225 yards, two touchdowns and one pick, while Orleans Darkwa was the top rusher on eight carries, 69 yards and a TD. 

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So far this year, Manning has 1338 yards, eight TDs and five interceptions, and Darkwa leads the Giants rush with 122 yards and a TD on 21 attempts. Odell Beckham is still sitting atop the New York receivers stats-wise, with 25 catches on 41 targets for 302 yards and three touchdowns. 

Over on the Broncos’ side, they’re coming off a bye week and sitting at 3-1 so far. Denver lost to Buffalo but otherwise took wins over the Chargers, Cowboys and Raiders. In that Oakland game, Denver QB Trevor Siemian put up 179 yards and one TD on 16-of-26 passing, while CJ Anderson was the lead rusher on 20 carries and 95 yards. 

On the season, Siemian has 888 yards, seven touchdowns and four picks; Anderson leads the Denver rush with 330 yards and one score on 73 attempts. Demaryius Thomas leads the way for the Broncos receivers on 18 catches, 30 targets and 247 yards. 

The Giants are 4-1-1 ATS in the last six games following an ATS loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games in October. New York is also 5-2-1 ATS in the last eight games following a straight-up loss and the under is 6-1 in the Giants’ last seven games following an ATS loss. 

Meanwhile, the Broncos are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four home games and 4-1 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Denver is also 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 10-4 in their last 14 games in October. 

It’s no secret that the Giants are in deep trouble this year. They really only have one healthy wide receiver out of their top crew now, and with Beckham and Brandon Marshall gone the corps has taken a huge hit. The Denver offense has mustered just 16 points in each of the last two games, and New York’s defense should be able to keep things from getting out of hand while Manning tries to figure out who he’s going to throw to. The Broncos will in all likelihood win this game, but with the thick line I’m going to take the Giants to sneak in there and cover.

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Andrew’s Pick New York Giants +9

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