New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints - 9/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints - 9/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints (2-1) at New York Giants (1-2)

NFL Football: Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4:25 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Giants +3.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants meet in week 4 NFL action from MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The New Orleans Saints will look to build some momentum after making it back-to-back victories with a 43-37 win over Atlanta in overtime last time out. Drew Brees has thrown for 1,078 yards in completing 80.6% of his 129 pass attempts with 8 touchdowns and no interceptions. Alvin Kamara has racked up a team-high 141 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground while Michael Thomas has a team-high 38 catches for 398 yards and 3 touchdowns while the aforementioned Kamara has 30 catches out of the backfield for 298 yards. On defense, Cameron Jordan leads the Saints with 4 sacks while Demario Davis and Marcus Williams are tied for the team-lead with 13 tackles this season. As a team, New Orleans is in the top-5 in the NFL with 428 yards of total offense per game, 345.3 yards through the air and 34.7 points per game. The Saints are also very good against the run on defense, giving up just the 6th-fewest rushing yards per game at 84.3 per contest this season. 

The New York Giants will be looking to build on their first win of the season to get back to .500 after a 27-22 triumph over Houston in their last outing. Eli Manning has thrown for 800 yards on 81 of 110 passing this season, with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Saquon Barkley has 216 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns while Odell Beckham Jr. has a team-high 24 catches for 271 yards. On D, the Giants have 3 different players with 1 sack while Curtis Riley and Janoris Jenkins lead the G-Men with 13 tackles this season. As a team, New York is averaging 319.3 yards of total offense and 18.3 points per game this season.

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New Orleans is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 15-5 ATS in their last 20 road games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the NFC. New York is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a win and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against the NFC while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. New Orleans is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

New York getting their first win of the year was a nice confidence boost, but it came over a still-winless Texans squad, and now the Giants have to try to keep up offensively the the Saints and I just don’t see that happening. The Saints have too many weapons and have to be riding a wave of confidence after their rally to come back and beat Atlanta in their last outing. All in all this is a reasonable line all things considered, so I’ll lay the points with the Saints in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick New Orleans -3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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