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Buccaneers Failing to Cover at Home

Tampa Bay Quarterback Winston

The New York Giants were on the wrong end of a wild 52-49 shootout with the New Orleans Saints in Week 8, which continued a troubling trend for bettors and fans of the G-Men alike as the NFL season reaches the halfway point. Including Sunday’s loss, New York is now 0-7 SU in its last seven contests in the month of November.

Shark Bites
  • The Buccaneers are 0-6 SU in their last six games after a win.
  • The total has gone under in five of the Giants' last six games as road favorites.
  • The Buccaneers are 1-11 SU and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games at home.

New York’s defense was exploited by Drew Brees in the form of seven passing touchdowns, which shouldn’t surprise anyone considering how the unit has performed this season. The Giants’ defense is ranked last in the NFL, thanks to opposing offenses averaging 428.2 yards per game during that span.

The Bucs (3-4 SU, 4-3 ATS) have been a much better bet on the road compared to at home. Tampa is 1-2 at Raymond James Stadium, compared to 3-1 ATS away from home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Giants were listed as 2.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 49.5.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 30-19 result in favor of the Buccaneers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New York Giants vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay battles the New York Giants, currently with a 4-4 mark (4-3-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 4-3 for the Buccaneers and 5-3 for the Giants. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

The game pits the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, currently No. 28 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the New York Giants, who rate No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 23.29 PPG, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 26 PPG. The Buccaneers aerial game is averaging 222 yards per game, less than the Giants secondary allows through the air, 316.12 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the New York Giants own the league's No. 10-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 98.25 yards per game when on the road. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 5 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Eli Manning threw for 6 scores and 350 yards in a failed effort to defeat New Orleans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

 

The Buccaneers grabbed a Week 8 victory over the Falcons in their last game, winning 23-20 at Georgia Dome.

Betting Trends
  • NY Giants is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Giants's last 10 games
  • NY Giants is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Giants is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to New England, Sunday, November 15th
Tampa Bay home to Dallas, Sunday, November 15th

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