Nov 22, 2021, 3:59 pm ET in NFL
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Expert Top Pick of the Day: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The New York Giants will attempt to snatch a fourth-season win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on this Monday Night’s NFL showdown. For the Giants, this away game means another chance to push for a season turnaround as the NY locals sit at the bottom of the National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The NY squad appears to be ready to face seven-time Super Bowl champ Tom Brady and his imperfect yet still quite effective offensive line.

It’s been an imperfect season step-back for Tampa after two losses in their last two games. The Buccaneers are still aiming for top NFL standings as they lead the NFC South division, well above the .500 mark with a .667. A seventh win will confirm Tampa’s commitment to bring back some of the high-performance levels.

New York Giants vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule

  • Date: November 22, 2021
  • Time: 07:15 PM CST
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

Giants to Rely on Jones for a Turnaround

The Giants currently stand 3-6 overall in the season, and with a 2-3 record in their last five performances, the team is not looking that sharp. After successfully walking away with a 25-3 win over the Carolina Panthers and attempting to leave behind a few horrendous losses recently, the Giants did their best to swiftly trip the Kansas City Chiefs. Yet, it was an unsuccessful attempt, and the Chiefs took a 20-17 home win.

Daniel Jones is whom the Giants are looking for to overrun the Buccaneers tonight. After two solid performances against the Panthers and the Chiefs, the Giants put pressure on their third in command. Yet, Jones is not portraying, nor even attempting to currently stand as, a leader. Jones stated that he is more focused on week-to-week action and would rather leave the leadership role to more experienced players.

Buccaneers to Bring Back Consistent Performances

Tampa does not want to let two recent losses upset their overall season performance. And with two back-to-back defeats, the current reign champs are simply looking to straighten those numbers.

The Buccaneers fell 29-19 to the Washington Football Team last week and, in Week 9, were also unable to avoid a 36-27 away defeat against the New Orleans Saints.

On the other hand, the Buccaneers have managed to pull a 4-0 home record. If a 0-3 record is achieved for the last four performances, this would be a season-first after two decades of professional football for Brady. And although most are pointing to Brady as trailing far to being considered the current best player in the league, the Buccaneers are still holding onto positive numbers that back them up as they continue to climb to the top of the conference.

Giants vs Buccaneers Odds Comparison

The Giants are not stacking up great against the Buccaneers. For the Giants, the total has gone under in 12 of 16 games. For the Buccaneers, the total has gone under in four of their last six. Tampa also continues to dominate as they stand in the   

  • DraftKings has the Buccaneers winning at -575 on a spread of -11, and the total is 49.5 points.
  • FanDuel has the Buccaneers winning at -560 on a spread of -11, and the total is 49.5 points.
  • Caesars has the Buccaneers winning at -600 on a spread of -11, and the total is 50.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

It’s pretty clear that Tampa’s recent setbacks are worthy of consideration, yet this doesn’t mean the team is still not able to lead its way to the top of the conference. Both losses were away performances, and the Buccaneers hold a perfect home record for the current season.

Tampa’s Brady is not just averaging 28.6 points over their last three games, but the offense is putting out some great numbers, as well. Currently, the Buccaneers lead with passing yards per game and touchdown points, 315.6 and 27, respectively. Although expected to receive some resistance from New York, Tampa should still be able to pull off tonight’s matchup.

  • Godds Pick/Prediction: Buccaneers to win, and the total goes over.