NFL Pick, Prediction and Odds: 2019 Win Total For The New York Giants
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 7:18 PM (MetLife Stadium)
Over/Under 6 wins
The New York Giants are looking to improve on a (5-11) 2018 regular season campaign, where they were one of the worst teams in the league. This will be a new look offense without top playmaking WR Odell Beckham Jr whom the Giants traded to the Browns in the offseason. This offense looks to be rebuilding as they will likely be worse than there 17th ranked total yardage offense in 2018. Additionally, the defense ranked 24th in total yards and points allowed in 2018 and lost their top safety in Landon Collins who they let go to the Washington Redskins. With a QB in decline in Eli Manning and this offensive line, I see no way the Giants can have a productive season. The season starts off brutally as they travel to Jerry’s world to face the Dallas Cowboys.
Week 1 at Dallas Cowboys
This game should get the Cowboys off to a very good start as they play the below average New York Giants. The Giants were one of the worst offensive teams in the league in the 2018 season and did nothing to improve. They also let their best defensive player in Landon Collins walk, so there defense will be worse than it already was. Give me the Cowboys in a route.
Week 2 vs Buffalo Bills
This will be a defensive battle as both of these offenses have struggled in the past, but there lies the underlying problem of this game. The Bills have an outstanding defense, ranking 2nd in total yards allowed. The Bills will dominate the trenches and win a sloppy low scoring affair.
Week 3 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers are a team that could have a turnaround season or be just as bad as they were in the previous season. I am taking the latter as I have no faith in Jameis Winston, even against this abysmal defense. I think the Giants sneak out a rare road win in this one.
Week 4 vs Washington Redskins
The Redskins will come into this season I believe with QB Case Keenum under center and I think this might be the game that brings in incumbent B Dwayne Haskins to take over. I see Keenum making a few risky plays that lead to turnovers and Giants win at home.
Week 5 vs Minnesota Vikings
I see the Vikings having a bounce back season as they barely missed the postseason in 2018. QB Kirk Cousins should have a more productive season in his second year under a new scheme and offense, and I see this defense continuing its top ranking. The Vikings just have more talent and I see this as an easy win on the road for the Vikings.
Week 6 at New England Patriots
I will keep this one short. This game will be a blowout as I see the Patriots possibly playing the second string in the fourth quarter. Take the Pats at home.
Week 7 vs Arizona Cardinals
In a battle of rebuilding franchises the Cardinals travel up to MetLife to take on the Giants. This could be a cold win and should put the Cardinals out of their element. I also do not believe in the Air Raid scheme with the talent that is on this Cardinals offense. I see the Giants winning at home.
Week 8 at Detroit Lions
I see RB Saquan Barkley being the difference in this one as the offensive line should be able to open up holes against this defense; I also think that the Lions do not have enough weapons on offense for QB Matthew Stafford to be successful. This defense will affect Stafford and force turnovers leading to a rare road win for the G men.
Week 9 vs Dallas Cowboys
I see this being a continuation of the Week 1 matchup as the Cowboys sweep the season series with ease.
Week 10 at New York Jets
This will be a battle of the Big Apple featuring two below average teams who share the same stadium. I see this game being decided on offense and defense as I believe the Jets have a better roster on both sides of the ball and let’s not forget RB Leveon Bell. Fireman Ed goes nuts as the Jets win.
Week 11 Bye
Week 12 at Chicago Bears
This will be a big test for this Giants offense as they travel to Soldier Field to face the #1 ranked points allowed per game defense in the Chicago Bears. The Bears defense is scary and if QB Mitch Trubisky can limit turnovers and get his playmaker in Cohen going, the Bears should be able to win this one at home.
Week 13 vs Green Bay Packers
The rest of the NFL should take note that QB Aaron Rodgers is a baaaad man and he is on a mission this upcoming season. I see this as a huge bounce back season for this team as they are poised to make a return to the postseason under new coach Matt Lafleur. Also, the Packers are the more talented team and should win this one on the road.
Week 14 at Philadelphia Eagles
This game will come towards the end of a tough stretch against rosters that are more talented and experienced. I see this game being a lopsided affair as QB Carson Wentz and company will be hard to contain. I see the QB being the MVP this upcoming season and winning a game like this is a must at home. Give me the Eagles.
Week 15 vs Miami Dolphins
I see this game being played between QB’s Josh Rosen and Daniel Jones as both QB’s that began the season will be looking for a job. The Dolphins seem to actually have a plan in place going forward as I honestly have no clue what GM Dave Gettlemen is doing for the Giants. Give me the Dolphins by default.
Week 16 at Washington Redskins
The Redskins will carry some momentum into this one as I see QB Dwayne Haskins having some success at this point in the season and having something to prove against a team that passed him up for QB Daniel Jones. I see this Redskins offense limiting turnovers and making enough plays to win at home.
Week 17 vs Philadelphia Eagles
This will be a repeat of week 14 as the Eagles win with ease.
This line is low too high for me as the Giants clearly have no plan and are poised for a rebuilding season. Give me the under.