New England Patriots at New York Giants Preseason NFL Parlay 8/30/2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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MetLife Stadium is the venue for the game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 38.5. The Giants were 7-9-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 6-10-0. The Patriots were 12-6-0 ATS and their over/under record was 8-10-0.
Valuable New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots were 8-10-0 against the over/under last season
The New England Patriots were 12-6-0 against the spread last year
Important New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key New England Patriots Injuries
08/17/18 T Isaiah Wynn Achilles is out for season
08/17/18 RB Rex Burkhead Knee is questionable Sunday vs Houston
08/03/18 WR Malcolm Mitchell Knee is questionable Sunday vs Houston
08/01/18 WR Jordan Matthews Hamstring IR
07/04/18 WR Julian Edelman Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/04 vs Indianapolis)
Key New York Giants Injuries
08/13/18 RB Saquon Barkley Hamstring is probable Sunday vs Jacksonville
08/03/18 RB Paul Perkins Pectoral is out for season
07/25/18 DB Sam Beal Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots ran for 1,889 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 10th in the league. They ran 448 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Patriots were penalized on offense 95 times for 835 yards last season, which had them 26th in the NFL in penalties. They were 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 458. They ran 1,070 plays last year for 6,307 yards, which ranked them 1st in the NFL in total offense. The Patriots averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 3rd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 389 1st downs last season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady completed 385 throws while attempting 581 passes for a completion percentage of 66.3% last year. He passed for 4,577 yards. He averaged 11.9 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 102.8.
The Patriots rush defense gave up 390 attempts for 1,836 yards last season, putting them in 20th place in the NFL against the run. They had 111 penalties for 1035 yards on defense last year. That placed them 27th in the league. They allowed a score on 30.2% of possessions on defense, which was 6th in the NFL. New England was 5th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 296. They gave up a total of 5,856 yards on D, which was 29th in the league. The Patriots were 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 20th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 367 throws on 590 attempts against the New England Patriots defense last season, ranking them 28th and 30th in the league. The New England pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,020 yards in the air, which was 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots tried 40 field goals last season and made 37, which was 4th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 92.5%. New England Patriots kickers made 96% of their extra points, going 45 for 47 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,515 yards on 58 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That ranked them 27th in the NFL in punting average. New England was 18th in the NFL in punt returns with 32 last year. They totaled 263 punt return yards and averaged 8.2 yards per return, which was 17th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 40 yards. They returned 28 kicks for 622 yards on special teams, placing them 19th in kick return yardage. The Patriots averaged 22.2 yards per kick return and had a long of 103 yards last season. They were 4th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,393.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants were 31st in the NFL in points scored with 246 last season. They ran 1,036 plays last year for 5,028 yards, which ranked them 21st in the league in total offense. The Giants averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 24th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 271 1st downs last year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York ran for 1,549 yards as a team, which ranked 26th in the NFL. They ran 394 times last year, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 91 times for 895 yards last season, which had them 30th in the league in penalties. Eli Manning threw for 3,468 yards last season. He completed 352 passes on 571 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6%. His quarterback rating last year was 80.4. He averaged 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 yards per completion.
New York was 27th in the league in points allowed on defense with 388 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,971 yards on D, which was 31st in the NFL. The Giants were ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense gave up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 28th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 347 passes on 561 attempts against the New York defense last season, placing them 20th and 24th in the National Football League. The New York Giants pass defense also gave up a total of 4,038 yards through the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 464 attempts for 1,933 yards last year, putting them in 27th place in the league against the run. The Giants committed 115 penalties for 923 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 19th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which was 19th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New York was ranked 28th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 148 punt return yards and averaged 5.5 yards per return, which was 31st in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 20 yards. They returned 31 kicks for 609 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Giants averaged 19.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 30 yards last year. They were 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,986. The New York Giants attempted 25 field goals last season and made 18, which was 28th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 72.0%. New York kickers made 87% of their extra points, going 20 for 23 last year. Their punters totaled 4,187 yards on 97 punts, averaging 43.2 yards per punt. That placed them 31st in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Giants -3 and over 38.5 total points
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