The New York Giants (2-9) host the Green Bay Packers (8-3) this weekend for an all-NFC showdown from East Rutherford. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on December 1st at MetLife Stadium and the game will be televised on FOX.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Packers listed as 6.5-point road favorites. The spread has come down by half a point after early betting, as Green Bay is currently available at -6. The total for this matchup is 45 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 13 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Giants vs Packers Game Odds & Betting Preview
Green Bay Packers
The Packers have now lost two out of their last three games after falling 37-8 against San Francisco last weekend on Sunday Night Football. Green Bay gave up ten unanswered points in the first quarter and never recovered, scoring just a single touchdown the entire game. QB Aaron Rodgers certainly wasn’t at his best, going 20/33 for 104 passing yards and one touchdown against a rock-solid 49ers defense. Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones didn’t do much on the ground, combining for just 83 net rushing yards. Davante Adams led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in seven catches for 43 yards and a score. As a whole, the Packers generated just under 250 total yards of offense in the loss.
Green Bay really struggled defensively against the 49ers, surrendering well over 350 total yards of offense and four touchdowns. The Packers had no answer for San Francisco TE George Kittle, allowing him to rack up 129 receiving yards and a touchdown on six catches.
New York Giants
The Giants couldn’t find a way to get past Chicago on the road last weekend, losing 19-14 to drop to just 2-9 on the season overall. New York had a 7-3 lead at the half but couldn’t find a way to hold on down the stretch, getting outscored 16-7 over the final two quarters of the game. QB Daniel Jones went 21/36 for 150 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air while RB Saquon Barkley was held to just 59 rushing yards on 17 carries. Golden Tate and Kaden Smith both found the end zone, combining for 50 receiving yards and two touchdowns on eight catches. Overall, the Giants gained just over 250 total yards of offense en route to their seventh consecutive defeat.
New York had a decent outing on the other side of the ball against the Bears, giving up just two touchdowns despite allowing almost 350 total yards of offense. The Giants were especially impressive defending against the run, holding Chicago to just 65 rushing yards.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Packers -6
I’m leaning just slightly towards the Packers against the spread in this all-NFC clash, as there is no doubt that they have been the far more consistent team on both sides of the ball so far this season. Green Bay has also performed quite well against the spread through their first 11 games, going a very respectable 7-4 ATS. The same thing certainly can’t be said about the Giants, as they are currently a dreadful 4-7 against the spread. New York has been especially bad when playing at home, failing to cover the number in four out of their last five outings at MetLife Stadium.
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Saquon Barkley just hasn’t looked like himself since returning from a serious high ankle sprain earlier in the season, getting held under 100 rushing yards in multiple games. The Giants defense has also been a big problem, as they have now allowed at least 31 points in three out of their last four games. On the other side, this could be a rebound spot for a Green Bay offense that has been held to just 43 total points over their last three outings combined. The Packers also put on a show the last time these two teams met, crushing New York 38-13 despite being just a five point favorite. I’m going to lay the six points and roll with Green Bay on Sunday afternoon – give me the Packers to cover!