NY Giants (0-5) at Denver (3-1)
When: Sunday, October 15th 2017
Where: Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO
Time: 8:30 ET | TV: NBC
Opening Odds: Denver -9/40.5
The winless New York Giants travel to the Mile High City to take on the well-rested Denver Broncos on NBC’s Sunday Night Football game in Week 6. The season couldn’t get any worse for New York as they came in one of the favorites in the NFC, and now are just trying to put together a healthy lineup that will compete. New York has lost its last three games by a combined 10 points but Sunday’s 22-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers was by far the most damaging, with starting wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall suffering season-ending ankle injuries. Denver, on the other hand, is coming into this contest following its bye but cannot afford a letdown as it tries to keep pace with undefeated Kansas City in the AFC West standings.
New York also lost a third wide receiver, Dwayne Harris, to a season-ending injury and Sterling Shepard was unable to practice Wednesday, leaving the team scrambling to fill the holes by re-signing Tavarres King and Darius Powe. Running back Paul Perkins also was unable to practice Wednesday, leaving Orleans Darkwa and rookie Wayne Gallman to lead an attack that ranks 30th in the league (77.8 yards). Eli Manning will probably have Roger Lewis Jr. as his No. 1 wide receiver on Sunday due to the rash of injuries. Manning has eight scoring passes and five interceptions while completing a career-best 67.8% of his passes. The defense, which was supposed to be a strong suit for this team, is ranked 26th overall (363.8 yards/game) and will be without suspended cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie.
After a dominating 42-17 win against Dallas in Week 2, the Broncos then lost at Buffalo the following week and needed a last-second interception to beat Oakland prior to the bye. The defense still carries this team, allowing a league-low 260.8 yards per game and ranks No. 1 against the run (50.8). Former seventh-round draft pick Trevor Siemian has thrown for seven touchdowns versus four interceptions while averaging 222 yards per game, and he has a couple of dangerous targets in Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Denver is trying to establish more of a running game as C.J. Anderson has at least 20 rushing attempts in three of four games and averages 4.5 yards per carry. Fellow running back Jamaal Charles can become the 11th active player to reach 10,000 yards from scrimmage with 87 more.
Everyone is going to be taking the Broncos in this one – me included. I just don’t see how the Giants can even score seven points in this game unless they come up with something on the defensive end. Denver is well-rested and should be able to cut through the Giants defense for an easy home victory.
Pick: Broncos -11.5
- Giants are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
- Giants are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October.
- Giants are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss.
- Giants are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Giants are 2-9-2 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Giants are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
- Broncos are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Broncos are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
- Broncos are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Broncos are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Broncos are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Broncos are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games in October.
- Broncos are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a bye week.
- Broncos are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
- Broncos are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Broncos are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Under is 6-1 in Giants last 7 games following a ATS loss.
- Under is 5-1 in Giants last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 games on grass.
- Under is 5-2 in Giants last 7 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
- Over is 17-8-2 in Giants last 27 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Over is 6-1 in Broncos last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Over is 6-1 in Broncos last 7 games in Week 6.
- Under is 5-1 in Broncos last 6 games in October.
- Over is 5-1 in Broncos last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 8-3-2 in Broncos last 13 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Under is 5-2 in Broncos last 7 games following a bye week.
- Giants are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.