Sunday, January 8, 2017
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The New York Giants travel to Lambeau Field to play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in an NFC Wild Card matchup. The opening line for this game has Green Bay as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Giants are 9-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-12-0. The Packers have an over/under record of 10-6-0 and they are 9-6-1 against the spread.
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Eli Manning finished with 180 yards through the air for New York last week. He completed 17 passes out of 27 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Giants were led in rushing by Paul Perkins, who finished with 102 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Will Tye was the team leader in receiving with a total of 47 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game New York got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 332 yards for the game. The Giants ran for 161 yards on 40 attempts.
Aaron Rodgers finished with 300 yards passing for Green Bay last week. He went 27 for 39, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Packers were led on the ground by Aaron Ripkowski, who finished with 61 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Geronimo Allison led the team in receiving with 91 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Green Bay had 28 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 448 yards for the contest. The Packers ran for 153 yards on 31 carries as a team.
New York scores 19 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 26th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 242 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 17th in the league. The Giants run for an average of 88 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 331 yards per game, ranking their offense 25th overall this season. The Giants average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 27th in the NFL. They accumulate 53.6 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 29th in the league.
New York allows 251 passing yards per game, ranking 23rd, and they allow 18 points per contest on defense, which ranks 2nd. They give up 23 completions on 39 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Giants allow 89 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 4th in the NFL. New York allows 340 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 53.3 yards per game, ranking them 12th among NFL teams.
Green Bay averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 4th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. They throw for 262 yards through the air per game, ranking them 5th. The Packers run for an average of 106 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 20th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 369 yards per game, ranking them 8th in the league on offense. The Packers get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 6th. They average 51.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 13th in the NFL.
Green Bay allows an average of 269 passing yards per game, which ranks 31st in the league. Their defense overall allows 24 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st. They give up 23 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Packers allow 95 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 9th in the NFL. Green Bay allows 364 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in the league. They force 6.8 penalties for 60.2 yards in each contest, ranking 21st.
New York Betting Trends
New York is 4-12-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 9-6-1 this season
Green Bay Betting Trends
Green Bay is 10-6-0 against the over/under this season
Green Bay has an ATS record of 9-6-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/20/16 RB Shane Vereen Tricep out for season
12/20/16 Backup QB Ryan Nassib Elbow out for season
12/07/16 DE Jason Pierre-Paul Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/30/16 RB Orleans Darkwa Leg IR
11/09/16 S Darian Thompson Foot IR
10/21/16 K Josh Brown Disciplinary out for season
09/19/16 S Mykkele Thompson Knee IR
09/13/16 LB J.T. Thomas Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
01/02/17 CB Coty Sensabaugh Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
01/02/17 CB Janoris Jenkins Back "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
01/02/17 S Nat Berhe Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
12/07/16 DT Mike Pennel Suspension expected to miss next 4 games
12/06/16 CB Demetri Goodson Knee IR
11/16/16 RB Don Jackson Undisclosed IR
10/26/16 WR Jared Abbrederis Quad IR
10/25/16 S Chris Banjo Hamstring IR
10/20/16 RB Eddie Lacy Ankle IR
09/25/16 CB Sam Shields Concussion IR
01/02/17 CB Damarious Randall Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
01/02/17 RB James Starks Concussion "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
01/02/17 LB Jayrone Elliott Hand "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
01/02/17 C JC Tretter Knee "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
01/02/17 CB Quinten Rollins Neck doubtful Sunday vs. NY Giants
01/02/17 WR Randall Cobb Ankle "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
Josh's Pick: Take Green Bay -6
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