New York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons Week 3 Predictions and Picks: Against the Spread, Total, and Props

Both the Giants and Falcons are desperate sitting at 0-2. Here's why the Giants have a better chance at finding the win column this week.
Matt O'Leary
Thu, September 23, 8:50 AM EDT

New York Giants vs. Atlanta Falcons Week 3 Predictions and Picks: Against the Spread, Total, and Props

Talk about desperation. Right now both the Giants and the Falcons sit at 0-2 and are looking to get themselves in the win column. For New York, they’re coming off an absolute heartbreaker in Washington last week.

Atlanta hasn’t been as lucky. They lost by 26 to the Eagles in Week 1 and then 23 to the Buccaneers in Week 2. The Falcons defense has been downright dreadful these first two weeks and in order for them to even flirt with the idea of competing, they’re going to need a big step forward.

Will it be the Giants at home finding the winning ways or will Atlanta finally snap out of this funk and steal one on the road?

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Giants vs Falcons Betting Odds

Through two games, the Falcons have been downright bad. They are 30th in points for in the league and 32nd in points against and in terms of yards, they share a similar fate at 25th in yards for and 21st in yards against.

I know Daniel Jones is no Tom Brady, but this defense just gave up five passing touchdowns and a 129.2 rating to Tom and the Bucs. Plus the run defense trying to contain Saquon Barkley could be a recipe for disaster.

Matt Ryan has struggled as well as Mike Davis in the run game. If they’re to win this week they need to find some fluidity on offense.

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Giants vs Falcons Betting Odds

There are no words to describe the loss the Giants took in Week 2. It was humiliating after they looked like the better team for most of the way. But, with Daniel Jones playing good football and returning to their home building could we see a win finally?

Last week, against a really good Washington defense, Jones went for 249 yards and a touchdown passing and added another 95 and a score on the ground as well. With Atlanta’s deficiencies on the defensive side of the ball, they should be able to take advantage again.

Plus, Saquon, who has been banged up, has an extra few days of rest and might be looking at his first breakout game of the season in 2021.

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Giants vs Falcons Betting Odds

The Giants are the worst team in the league against the spread since the start of 2020, covering just 22.2 percent of the time. They’re 2-2 with the rest advantage and 0-2 as a favorite over this span.

Atlanta on the other hand is 0-3 with the rest disadvantage and as an away underdog they sport a 4-5 record. Have they proven enough for you to buy in that this is the game that they figure it out?

For me, no they haven’t. The Giants as the home team should get the edge and if they can’t win on the day they are honoring Eli Manning then there is truly no hope for this team at all in 2021.

New York Giants vs Atlanta Falcons Picks

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Matt O'Leary
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OddsChecker sports writer Matt O'Leary brings experience sports betting advice to the OC staff. You may recognize Matt from his popular New York Jets youtube channel, but his vast knowledge of sports and betting goes well past the boundaries of New York.
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