New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals: 11/29/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bengals (2-7-1) vs New York Giants (3-7)
Game Info: Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bengals +5.5 -- Over/Under: 45 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Giants will travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The New York Giants won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-7 on the season after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-17, on November 15th. New York had one of their best performances of the season in a must-win game and was able to seal the victory after a 44-yard FG by Graham Gano gave the Giants a double digit lead with just 3:06 left in the 4th quarter. New York outgained Philadelphia by a 382-346 margin and did not commit a turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Giants was QB Daniel Jones who completed 21 of 28 passes for 244 yards while also adding 64 rushing yards & 1 TD on 9 carries.
On the season, New York is averaging 19.5 ppg on 324.5 total yards per game (214.0 passing yds/g; 110.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New York has been led by QB Daniel Jones who has completed 63.5% of his passes for 2,122 yards (250.6 passing yds/g), 8 TD, & 9 INT. Jones is also the leading rusher for the Giants with 384 yards & 1 TD on 49 carries. The top receiving threats for the Giants have been Darius Slayton (38 rec, 584 yards, 3 TD), Evan Engram (38 rec, 347 yards, 3 TD), Sterling Shepard (34 rec, 295 yards, 1 TD), and Golden Tate (24 rec, 370 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Giants backfield has been Wayne Gallman (69 att, 275 yards, 5 TD) who has taken the lead role as of late due to the injuries to Saquon Barkley and Devonta Freeman.
Defensively, New York is allowing their opponents to average 23.6 ppg on 377.2 total yards per game (276.3 passing yds/g; 100.9 rushing yds/g).
The Cincinnati Bengals lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 2-7-1 on the season after being defeated by the Washington Football Team, 20-9, this past Sunday. Cincinnati’s offense struggled to get anything going against Washington and suffered a huge blow after losing their promising rookie QB, Joe Burrow, for the season due to a major knee injury. Cincinnati was outgained by Washington by a 325-272 margin and committed two turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Bengals was Tyler Boyd who had 9 receptions for 85 yards.
On the season, Cincinnati is averaging 21.3 ppg on 375.3 total yards per game (273.4 passing yds/g; 101.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Cincinnati has been led by QB Joe Burrow who prior to his injury, had completed 65.3% of his passes for 2,688 yards (283.0 yds/g), 13 TD, & 5 INT. Replacing Burrow will most likely be Ryan Finley who has completed just 3 of 10 passes for 30 yards & 1 INT. The top receiving threats for the Bengals have been Tyler Boyd (69 rec, 710 yards, 3 TD), Tee Higgins (43 rec, 629 yards, 4 TD), and A.J. Green (35 rec, 357 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Bengals backfield will be Giovani Bernard (57 att, 191 yards, 2 TD; 32 rec, 244 yards, 2 TD) who is the lead back as Joe Mixon is on the IR.
Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing their opponents to average 27.0 ppg on 396.4 total yards per game (260.2 passing yds/g; 136.2 rushing yds/g).
The Giants are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games on the road. The Bengals are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. NFC opponents.
Cincinnati has a bright future with their young talent, however, it is going to be pretty ugly for the rest of the season instead of a Joe Burrow/Joe Mixon duo, the Bengals will have to roll with Ryan Finley/Giovani Bernard. New York has been able to pick up a couple of wins as of late and between the fact that Daniel Jones has been playing well as of late and that the Giants still are motivated with the hopes of making the playoffs, I think the play here is to take Giants to cover this road spread. Good Luck!