The New York Giants (2-7) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) on Sunday afternoon in a matchup featuring two struggling teams. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on November 18th at MetLife Stadium and the game will be broadcast on FOX.

Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Giants listed as 1-point home favorites. That line hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as New York is currently available at -1. The total for this matchup is 52 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 11 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.

Giants vs Bucs Vegas Odds & Game Preview

Tampa Bay has now lost six out of their last seven games after dropping a tough 16-3 decision on the road to Washington. The Buccaneers couldn’t find a way to get in the end zone all game long in spite of a solid effort from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzmagic threw for over 400 yards in the loss, although he did also turn the ball over three times (two interceptions, one fumble). He has now passed for 2,199 yards and 17 touchdowns so far this year. Tampa Bay has been abysmal on the ground, as Peyton Barber has scored just one rushing touchdown all season long. They are also currently averaging only 91.6 rushing yards per game (31st overall). However, they have made up for it in the passing game, racking up 361.2 yards per game through the air (1st overall). As a whole, the offense is currently scoring an average of 25.8 points per game (12th overall).

Things have been an absolute disaster on the other side of the ball, as the Bucs are currently giving up an average of 32.3 points per game (32nd overall). They have really been exposed against the pass, allowing 291.9 yards per game through the air (29th overall).

New York finally snapped their brutal five game losing streak last weekend, beating San Francisco 27-24 on Monday Night Football. It was a huge win for the Giants, as QB Eli Manning is finally showing some signs of life after a tough start to the season. Manning threw for over 300 yards and added three touchdowns against the 49ers, despite averaging only 6.1 yards per completion. WR Odell Beckham Jr. has really turned it on as of late as well, racking up 100+ receiving yards in 5/9 games so far. He currently has 858 receiving yards and four touchdowns heading into Week 11. Rookie sensation Saquon Barkley has been fantastic, racking up over 1,100 total yards and scoring a team-high seven touchdowns. Overall, New York is currently averaging 19.7 points per game (26th overall) on 344.8 total yards of offense.

The Giants haven’t looked all that great defensively, as they are currently giving up 25.3 points per game (13th overall) on 367.2 yards of total offense. They have struggled the most against the run, as opponents are averaging 122.6 yards per game on the ground (24th overall).

Free NFL Betting Prediction: New York -1

This is actually quite a tough spot, as both of these teams have given bettors little reason to have any faith in them through the first ten weeks of the season. However, I simply have no reason to believe that the Bucs defense has any shot at containing a surprisingly skilled New York offense. Manning certainly has no shortage of weapons – Barkley, Shepard, Engram, Beckham Jr. – which means the Giants should find a way to put some points on the board in this one. While Tampa Bay has done a lot of damage through the air as of late, Fitzpatrick also has been very hit or miss so far this season. Yes, it is certainly possible that he will have another big statistical day, but it is also just as likely that he turns the ball over 3+ times yet again. 

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The biggest trend that jumps off the page to me in this particular spot is the fact that the Giants are a rock-solid 6-1-1 ATS over the last eight meetings between these two teams. Furthermore, Tampa Bay is just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall and 0-4 ATS over their last five games against NFC opponents.

I also don’t really expect the Bucs to perform well on the road here in Week 11, as they are just 1-5 ATS in their last six road games against teams with a losing home record. New York really showed some signs of life on Monday Night Football, and I think they should be able to keep the momentum going at home this weekend. I’m laying the single point and taking the home favorite to cover – give me the Giants. .