This Sunday the New York Giants will host the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is set for 1:00 EST at MetLife Stadium and will be televised locally on CBS. Oddsmakers have the Giants as a 3-point favorite with the total set at 44.5 points. Click here for more Week 7 betting previews and game odds.
Ravens vs Giants Vegas Spread Preview
Baltimore (3-2) comes into this one off a heartbreaking 10-16 loss at home to the Redskins. The difference in that game being an interception by C.J. Mosely that went for not. Mosely appeared on his way to returning the pick for a touchdown. Instead he fumbled it out of the endzone for a touchback.
New York (2-3) fell 16-23 at Green Bay on Sunday Night Football. The Giants were fortunate to keep it as close as they did. The Packers had a 406 to 219 edge in total yards and 23 to 14 advantage in first downs.
Free Pick & Betting Predictions: Giants -3
I don’t think switching up the offensive coordinator is going to work for the Ravens like it did for the Bills. At least not this week. I think the value here is on the Giants at home laying just a field goal.
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Baltimore is really hurting with injuries on the offensive side of the ball. The Ravens could be without the entire ride of their offensive line. Guard Marshal Yanda is doubtful and tackle Ricky Wagner is questionable. Neither of which participated in Thursday’s practice.
Same goes for leading receiver Steve Smith, who left last week’s game with an ankle injury. Keep in mind it’s not 100% certain rookie left tackle Ronnie Staley will play. He’s returned to practice, but was a limited participant.
That’s going to make it tough on the Ravens to play well on the road against a hungry Giants team. Speaking of injuries, New York is expected to get some key guys back. Running back Rashad Jennings and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul are both expected to play. Giants also expect tight end Larry Donnell to play after missing the game against Green Bay.
I know New York comes into this game at 2-3, but you can’t overreact to their last two losses. Both coming on the road against two of the best the NFC has to offer in Minnesota and Green Bay.
I think this is the week that Eli Manning snaps out of his funk and gets the offense rolling. Most notably star wide out Odell Beckham Jr, who has been held in check of late.
As for the Ravens, I’m just not a believer in this team anymore. They got off to that great start, but it was against a cupcake schedule. They are 2-0 on the road, but those came against the Browns and Jaguars. Neither of which they looked all that impressive in.
Baltimore is just 2-9-2 ATS in their last 13 games following a SU loss and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October. Giants on the other hand are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record.