New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 11/18/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) at New York Giants (2-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Giants PK -- Over/Under: 52 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants meet Sunday in NFL action at MetLife Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could use a nice road victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost four straight road games. Ryan Fitzpatrick is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 2,199 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Jameis Winston and Fitzpatrick and have combined for 23 touchdown passes and 19 interceptions this season. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson have combined for 1,530 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 29 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 91.6 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 437 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 32.3 points and 400 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 71 tackles, Jason Pierre-Paul has eight sacks and Justin Evans has one interception.
The New York Giants have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since December of 2016. The New York Giants haven’t won a home game since New Years Eve of last year. Eli Manning is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 2,377 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Manning has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard have combined for 1,327 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Saquon Barkley has 58 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 77.9 yards per contest, and Barkley leads the way with 519 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 25.6 points and 366.4 yards per game. Landon Collins leads the New York Giants with 62 tackles, B.J. Hill has two sacks and Janoris Jenkins has two interceptions.
The Buccaneers are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Giants are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. NFC, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Buccaneers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings and the road team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 11-4 in Giants last 15 games overall and the over is 8-2 in Buccaneers last 10 games overall.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are coming off a game against the Washington Redskins in which they had no trouble moving the ball but couldn't finish drives. The Buccaneers now go on the road where they haven't won since opening week, and they're being outscored by 15 points during their four-game losing streak. The New York Giants actually looked like a decent football team last Monday night, as Eli was completing passes and the offense showed signs of life. Who knows how long it lasts, but the Giants are a capable team when Manning is kept upright, and they've won three of their last six games when topping 20 points. In a pick em game, I have more confidence in the Giants at home than I do the Buccaneers on the road. The Giants should be able to build on last week now that Odell Beckham and others finally got going.