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New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams - 11/5/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Rams (5-2) at New York Giants (1-6)
Date & Time Sunday November 5, 2017, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New York Giants +3.5 -- Over/Under: 42
TV Channel
FOX
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NFL | Los Angeles Rams (5-2) at New York Giants (1-6)
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The Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants meet Sunday in NFL action at the MetLife Stadium.

The Los Angeles Rams look to remain undefeated on the road while building on their lead in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams have won six of their last 10 road games. Jared Goff is completing 59.9 percent of his passes for 1,719 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Goff has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp have combined for 697 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Todd Gurley has 27 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 127.6 yards per contest, and Gurley leads the way with 627 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 19.7 points and 328.1 yards per game. Mark Barron leads the Los Angeles Rams with 50 tackles, Matt Longacre has four sacks and Nickell Robey-Coleman has two interceptions.  

The New York Giants are desperate for a victory here to rebound from a brutal 1-6 record. The New York Giants have won six of their last nine home games. Eli Manning is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,600 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Manning has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Evan Engram and Odell Beckham Jr. have combined for 644 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Sterling Shepard has 22 receptions. The New York Giants ground game is averaging 83.3 yards per contest, and Orleans Darkwa leads the way with 274 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New York is allowing 22.3 points and 379.4 yards per game. B.J. Goodson leads the New York Giants with 42 tackles, Jason Pierre-Paul has 4.5 sacks and Darian Thompson has one interception.

The Rams are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week, 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Giants are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a bye week, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Rams are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 meetings, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.

There's value with the Giants at home and the free points considering they have had an extra week to prepare and lick their wounds. This is also a 10 am game for the Rams considering they'll be on east coast time, and there's a long history of teams struggling with cross country trips. However, the Giants still have limited offensive weapons, an offensive line that struggles to block and have scored 10 or less points in three of their first seven games. The Rams defensive front should have little trouble getting to Manning in this contest, and what has become an explosive offense in Los Angeles, should be able to put up points with the Giants defense being on the field too long. The Rams, who also have the better coach, have had an extra week to prepare as well. I'll take the better team by a touchdown or two.

Pick:
Los Angeles Rams -3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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