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After an upset loss to the Jaguars in London, the Buffalo Bills will host the New York Giants in a prime time matchup. With rumors and injuries swirling around both teams, each will look to get back on track.
Buffalo traveled to London last week and lost to the Jaguars 25-20. All the buzz around the Bills includes the future of Stefon Diggs. While these are just rumors for now, it usually means something real when it comes out that a player isn’t happy with the team.
New York has had a fairly miserable start to the season. Starting 1-4, they’ve been blown out by at least 15 points in all four of their losses this season. The -14.5 spread for the Bills makes perfect sense and is definitely a good candidate for one of our picks of the week.
This matchup has the potential to be a blowout win for Buffalo, but we have some props that will make this game interesting.
The Bills have finally found a productive running back in James Cook. Over the years the Bills have seen running backs come and go that just couldn’t seem to get the job done.
It makes sense for Cook to be a decent running back given his family history. His brother is New York Jets running back Dalvin Cook, who just signed after being with the Vikings for the past five seasons. James Cook is the clear and obvious number one back for Buffalo and it shouldn’t change.
Cook has been an extremely valuable piece to the Buffalo offense averaging 58.4 rush yards per game. He’s also been very involved in the passing game. Buffalo’s offense has been inconsistent but they’ve seemed to use Cook heavily throughout their games.
The Giants allow 151 rushing yards per game to opposing running backs. They also give up almost two rushing touchdowns per game, so this seems like it could be a breakout game for Cook once again. We fully expect the Bills to use Cook from start to finish and for him to easily hit this over.
The Giants seem to struggle more and more every time they step on the field. For New York, if it’s not the lack of productivity, it’s injuries that continue to keep knocking the Giants down.
Turnovers have been a big factor for the struggles for the Giants, and with an extremely young and inexperienced offense and defense, the injuries make everything ten times worse.
Every week, Gano gets at least two opportunities to kick field goals. It definitely seems like he will be used every time the Giants get into field goal range. While Gano isn’t the most clutch kicker by any means, it’s worth going over 1.5 field goals.
The Giants have been blown out in all but one game this year. This New York team seems like they couldn’t beat any contender even if they were fully healthy.
The Giants have lost to the 49ers, Cowboys, Seahawks, and Dolphins, all by at least 15 points. This defense is absolutely horrendous and after a loss to the Jaguars, we expect the Bills to come out hot and put a hefty amount of points on the board.
The over/under for the Bills total points is 30.5, which is high, but the Giants tend to give up that amount each and every week. New York’s defense is 29th against the run, 20th against the pass, and 28th in points allowed per game.
Between James Cook running all over this poor defense and Stefon Diggs, along with Gabe Davis being open the whole game, we believe this game will be out of reach by halftime.
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Tanner Kern has been working in the betting industry since 2020. He currently is a social media content creator at DraftKings and contributes to multiple sites in addition to WSN, including Forbes and VSiN. He is also the cohost of the podcast Ride the Line at WSN.More info on Tanner Kern
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