New England Patriots (2-1) vs New York Giants (2-1)Date : 08/30/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : MetLife Stadium, New York, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New England Patriots vs New York Giants
The New England Patriots will travel to MetLife Stadium in New York, New York, to take on the NY Giants on 8-30-2018, in week 4 Preseason NFL action at 7 pm EST. the Patriots look to atone for a loss in their last outing on the road versus the Carolina Panthers by a 25-14 score on 8-24-2018 to where the Panthers would cash out on the spread (+1.5) while the under was the play at 42.5 points for the game. The Giants would like to extend their winning streak to 3 for the postseason as they would beat the NY Jets by a 22-16 score on 8-24-2018. The G-Men would cash in on the spread (+2.5) while the under would be the result as the total was set at 40.5 for the game. These teams last met on 11-15-2015 when the Pats would get the 27-26 road win to where the over would be the result with the total being set at 52 for the game, yet, the Giants would cash in on the spread as 7-point underdogs.
New England Patriots 's Latest Performance :
The Patriots D would allow the Panthers 21 first downs on 99 yards rushing along with 234 yards passing for the game. They would also allow 50% efficiency within the red zone while allowing Carolina to hold the ball for 32:22 minutes, total. Ja’Whaun Bentley would lead the defense with 4 tackles while Duron Harmon, Stephon Gilmore, and Jason McCourty would each have 2 stops apiece in the loss.
The offenses for the Patriots would obtain 19 first downs on 60 yards rushing along with 211 yards passing, with Tom Brady going 16 for 24 for 109 yards while Brian Hoyer would have 101 yards passing on 12 for 18 passing. The running game was paced by Mike Gillislee who would rush 10 times for 35 yards total along with a TD while Jeremy Hill would collect 25 yards on 9 carries in defeat. Riley McCarron would have 4 catches for 49 yards while Cordalle Patterson would have 37 yards on 5 catches. Phillip Dorsett and Julian Edelman would combine for 7 catches for 59 yards in the game. The Pats would go 2-4 inside the red zone while holding the ball for 27:38 minutes.
New York Giants's Latest Performance :
The Giants would have 262 passing yards along with 87 yards on the ground in their 22-16 road victory over the Jets while racking up 18 first downs. They would, however, go 0 for 3 inside the red zone while possessing the ball for 31:02 minutes. Eli Manning would go 17 for 23 with 188 yards passing while Davis Webb would have 73 yards on 5 for 11 passing for the game. Jhurrell Pressley would pace the running game with 12 rushes for 73 yards while Wayne Gallman would have 11 rushes for 23 yards, total. The receiving corps was led by Sterling Shepard would have 7 catches for 73 yards while Cody Latimer and Alonso Russel would combine for 2 catches for 101 yards.
The Giants defense would allow 17 first downs to the jets on 66 yards rushing along with 190 yards passing as Kerry Wynn would have a sack in the contest along with 3 tackles for the D. Lorenzo Carter and Josh Mauro would each collect .5 sacks in the contest along with Landon Collins having 4 total tackles. Donte Deaton would also collect 4 stops for the G-Men in the victory.
How New England Patriots & New York Giants Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be yet another great final preseason matchup amongst these two teams as each would like to pick up yet another victory in which to enter the regular season. The giants have improved on a weekly basis as they have won 2 straight since their week 1 loss, yet, the Patriots had won 2 straight before walking into a buzz saw in the Panthers that afforded them their first loss of the preseason in their last outing. Nonetheless, each will be looking to bring the focus and intensity as it will be imperative to have a great showing in this battle.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: New York Giants -3
My reason for the pick :
Knowing the Patriots, they certainly may decide to only play their starters minimal minutes in this matchup. Furthermore, they were roughed up well against the Panthers in their last outing, which means that they will most likely look to get some effective drives going, then pulling its offensive starters for the night. This, in my opinion, will provide the Giants the ability to cover in this game. It is for this reason that I will back the Giants in this preseason finale on Thursday night.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 38.5
My reason for the prediction :
The Patriots defense will certainly need the work against the Giants as they may log in much more minutes than the offense while the Giants D will also need some time on the field as they will indeed to shore up vulnerabilities in the trenches as well as improve in their defensive secondary. With the offense being limited, expect the under to be the play in this game as both teams will defer to their role players for the win to ensure their starters remain healthy and sharp for week 1.
Betting trends for New England Patriots :
- Under is 4-0 in Patriots last 4 road games
- Patriots are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games
- Under is 4-1 in Patriots last 5 Thursday games.
Betting trends for New York Giants:
- Under is 6-1 in Giants last 7 games overall
- Over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 Thursday games
- Under is 10-3 in Giants last 13 games on fieldturf