The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the New York Giants in week 11 for an NFC matchup at Raymond Jones Stadium. The Giants picked up a big win their last time out, defeating the Raiders at home 23-16, while the Bucs were embarrassed by Washington on the road 29-19. Let’s take a look at how these two teams match up come Sunday.
New York Giants Betting Preview: Giants Eyeing Another Big Win
The New York Giants entered their bye week after downing the Raiders at home in week nine. The defense played a phenomenal game and had a big part in the win over Las Vegas. They will look for their second straight win and use their momentum and the extra week of rest to take down the Bucs.
Defensively, the Giants limited the Raiders’ high-powered offense to just 16 points, while keeping the Raiders out of the end zone in five of six trips. Although the defense snagged two interceptions from Derek Carr, the unit still ranks 23rd in total defense. The Giants own the ninth most takeaways in the NFL and will need those turnovers to keep their team in it against a strong Bucs offense.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Giants rank 21st in total offense and 24th in points per game (19.9). Be that as it may, the offense has gotten some improved production averaging 22 points over their last three contests. Davantae Booker has been a surprise for the G-Men, recording back-to-back 100-yard games from scrimmage.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Preview: Bucs Stunned By Washington
The Buccaneers, on the other hand, were absolutely dominated by Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football Team. Heinicke diced the Bucs defense, throwing for 256 yards and a touchdown, while Antonio Gibson found the endzone twice on the ground.
Although this may be true, Tampa Bay has one of the most feared defenses in the league. The Bucs come into week 11 ranked ninth in yards allowed per game (334) and rank second in rushing defense (79.8).
Offensively, the Bucs showcase one of the best passing attacks in the NFL. In fact, they rank first in passing yards per game (315.6), while recording the third-most yards per game (406.4). Tom Brady is the best quarterback of all time and has many receiving weapons at his disposal.
Last time out, however, the veteran quarterback struggled tossing two interceptions, while passing for just 220 yards. Tampa Bay also has one of the least effective rushing attacks in the league, ranking 27th.
Betting Lines & Odds
Early betting odds on MyBookie have the Bucs at -10 as the home favorite, while the point total is at 48.
Moneyline: Bucs -500 | Giants +385
Free Betting Pick
The Giants come off their bye week with a win in their back pocket and an extra week of rest. Be that as it may, the Giants are one of the most inconsistent teams in the NFL. Daniel Jones continues to struggle with fumbles and interceptions, and they’ll have to go on the road where the Bucs are undefeated this season.
Tom Brady doesn’t lose back-to-back games, and I believe this will be a revenge game for him. The Giants have one of the league’s worst secondaries, giving up 250 yards to opponents per game. I fully expect Tampa Bay to crush the Giants at home and take back control of the NFC South.