New York Giants at Oakland Raiders Week 13 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Get todays NFL Odds & Lines on this game
The New York Giants head to Oakland Coliseum to play the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland as 8.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 41. The Giants are 4-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6-0. The Raiders are 4-6-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-6-0.
Valuable New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The New York Giants are 4-7-0 against the spread
Important Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Raiders are 4-6-1 against the spread
Key New York Giants Injuries
11/27/17 CB Donte Deayon Forearm IR
11/27/17 LB Curtis Grant Knee IR
11/27/17 LB Deontae Skinner Hamstring IR
11/27/17 G D.J. Fluker Toe IR
11/26/17 LB Kelvin Sheppard Groin is "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/26/17 LB B.J. Goodson Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/26/17 LB Calvin Munson Quad is "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/26/17 WR Sterling Shepard Migraine is "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/26/17 CB Janoris Jenkins Ankle is out indefinitely
11/23/17 DE Romeo Okwara Knee IR
11/14/17 LB Keenan Robinson Quad IR
11/13/17 G Justin Pugh Back is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Weston Richburg Concussion IR
10/10/17 WR Brandon Marshall Ankle IR
10/09/17 WR Dwayne Harris Foot IR
10/08/17 WR Odell Beckham Jr. Fibula IR
09/04/17 LB Mark Herzlich Neck IR
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
11/27/17 WR Michael Crabtree Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 12/17 vs Dallas)
11/26/17 WR Amari Cooper Concussion left last game, is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/26/17 CB David Amerson Foot is "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
11/13/17 CB Gareon Conley Shin IR
10/15/17 CB Antonio Hamilton Knee IR
09/09/17 K Sebastian Janikowski Back IR
07/30/17 LB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants are 31st in the National Football League in points scored with 172. They have run 678 plays this year for 3,255 yards, which ranks them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Giants average 4.8 yards per play, which is 30th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 179 1st downs this season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 1,004 yards as a unit, which ranks 26th in the league. They've run 254 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Giants have been penalized on offense 65 times for 628 yards so far this year, which has them 29th in the NFL in penalties. Geno Smith will get the start for the Giants over Eli Manning. Smith has only thrown 2 passes this year with no completions.
New York is 22nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 267. They have given up a total of 4,289 yards on D, which is 31st in the league. The Giants are 29th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has allowed 7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 29th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 240 throws on 385 attempts against the New York Giants defense this season, ranking them 20th and 22nd in the league. The New York pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,840 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 334 attempts for 1,449 yards this season, putting them in 31st place in the NFL against the run. The Giants have had 84 penalties for 706 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in the league. They've allowed a score on 38.2% of possessions on defense, which is 24th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York is 29th in the NFL in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 84 punt return yards and are averaging 5.6 yards per return, which is 28th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 20 yards. They have returned 18 kicks for 366 yards on special teams, placing them 25th in kick return yardage. The Giants average 20.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 30 yards this season. They are 32nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,865. The New York Giants have tried 18 field goals this season and made 13, which is 25th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 72.2%. New York Giants kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,802 yards on 64 punts, averaging 43.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders have run for 1,001 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They've run 251 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders have been penalized on offense 74 times for 688 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the league in penalties. They are 21st in the NFL in points scored with 225. They have run 654 plays this season for 3,613 yards, which ranks them 19th in the league in total offense. The Raiders average 5.5 yards per play, which is 11th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 208 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Derek Carr averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion. He has completed 222 passes on 343 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His quarterback rating is 91.5. He has thrown for 2,444 yards this season.
The Raiders rush defense has allowed 294 attempts for 1,197 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. Oakland has committed 72 penalties for 645 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 43% of possessions on defense, which is 32nd in the league. They are 18th in the league in points allowed on defense with 261. They have surrendered a total of 3,890 yards on D, which is 24th in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 255 passes on 360 attempts against the Oakland defense this season, placing them 27th and 9th in the National Football League. The Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 2,693 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oakland Raiders have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 12, which is 27th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80.0%. Oakland kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,260 yards on 46 punts, averaging 49.1 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Oakland is ranked 22nd in the league in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 112 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 27th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 491 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Raiders average 22.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 49 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,313.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Raiders -8.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks NFL picks
Get all of this Weeks Guaranteed Expert NFL Picks