Sunday, September 18, 2016
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The New Orleans Saints take on the New York Giants on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at MetLife Stadium. The opening line for this game has New York as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.5. The Saints are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Giants have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Drew Brees finished with 423 yards through the air for New Orleans last week. He completed 28 passes out of 42 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Saints were led in rushing by Mark Ingram, who finished with 58 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Willie Snead was the team leader in receiving with a total of 172 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game New Orleans got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 507 yards for the game. The Saints ran for 88 yards on 22 attempts.
Eli Manning finished with 207 yards through the air for New York last week. He completed 19 passes out of 28 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Giants were led in rushing by Rashad Jennings, who finished with 75 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Odell Beckham Jr. was the team leader in receiving with a total of 73 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. New York got a total of 18 first downs in that game. 6 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 54 total plays for 316 yards for the game. The Giants ran for 113 yards on 24 attempts.
New Orleans scores 34 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 5th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 28 passes on 42 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 419 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 1st in the league. The Saints run for an average of 88 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the league. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 7.8 yards per play for an average of 507 yards per game, ranking their offense 1st overall this season. The Saints average 27 first downs per game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They accumulate 53 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 10th in the league.
New Orleans allows 319 passing yards per game, ranking 25th, and they allow 35 points per contest on defense, which ranks 29th. They give up 24 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Saints allow 167 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 6.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 32nd in the NFL. New Orleans allows 486 total yards per game including 7.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 31st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 14 penalties for 141 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among NFL teams.
New York averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 21st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 28 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 203 yards through the air per game, ranking them 22nd. The Giants run for an average of 113 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 12th on the ground. They also run 54 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 316 yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the league on offense. The Giants get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 23rd. They average 40 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, ranking them 26th in the NFL.
New York allows an average of 227 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 14th in the league. Their defense overall allows 19 points per contest, which has them ranked 10th. They give up 25 completions on 45 attempts for a completion percentage of 56% per game. The Giants allow 101 rushing yards per contest on 30 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 18th in the NFL. New York allows 328 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranks 13th in the league. They force 6 penalties for 50 yards in each contest, ranking 15th.
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
New York Betting Trends
New York is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/12/16 TE Josh Hill Ankle expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/11/16 TE Chris Manhertz Head "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
09/11/16 LB Dannell Ellerbe Quad "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
09/06/16 DT Sheldon Rankins Fibula IR
09/04/16 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Leg IR
08/31/16 CB Damian Swann Abdominal IR
08/31/16 LB Hau'oli Kikaha Knee PUP
09/13/16 LB J.T. Thomas Knee IR
09/11/16 K Josh Brown Suspension "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/11/16 DT Robert Thomas Illness "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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