Oakland Raiders at New York Giants: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 226 ViewsOn 11/04/2013 05:06 PM in NFL
The Oakland Raiders were exposed last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. The defense was torched for seven touchdowns by Nick Foles and they could not stop Chip Kelly’s offensive scheme. Now the silver and black have to go across the country to face Eli Manning and the New York Giants. The Giants are off a bye week and they are in desperate need for a victory which is not good news for the Raiders.
Oakland Raiders at New York Giants Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game has the New York Giants listed as (-7) favorites. Although the Raiders were demolished a week ago against the Eagles, the betting public is still not ready to invest in the Giants who have struggled all season. As of the writing of this article, about 51 percent is actually backing the Raiders in this game. Because of this split action the line has yet to move and can still be found at (-7) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Raiders will have to play better on defense. Foles is the third quarterback in NFL history to throw seven passing touchdowns without an interception. Foles joins Peyton Manning from Week 1 of this season and Y.A. Tittle in 1962 as the only players to accomplish the feat. - Nick Foles threw seven touchdown passes on Sunday against the Raiders, one more than his number of incomplete passes (six). Foles threw as many touchdowns in one game as Eagles quarterbacks had thrown in their previous six games combined and as many as the Eagles' offense had generated in their previous four games combined. This is good news for Eli Manning as he looks to get his offense back on track.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that this could actually be a low scoring game. The total has gone under in 4 of the NY Giants last 6 games, the total has gone under in 4 of the NY Giants last 6 games when playing Oakland and under in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road. Oakland is 4-2 straight up in their last 6 games when playing NY Giants, but they are 0-5 straight up in the last five games on the road. Oakland is 4-12-1 straight up in its last 17 games and the Giants are 7-3 straight up in the last ten games on their home turf.
Oakland Raiders at New York Giants Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.