Denver Broncos vs New York Giants Prediction, 9/12/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Denver Broncos vs New York Giants
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (+1.5)
The Denver Broncos (5-11-0 last year) are traveling to MetLife Stadium on Sunday where they will meet the New York Giants (6-10-0 last season). Denver opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 42.5.
The Denver Broncos ended the year having a 5-11-0 record. In their last contest, the Broncos played the Raiders and went home with a loss by a final score of 32-31. Melvin Gordon was the leader on the ground for the Broncos with 26 attempts for 93 yds (3.6 yds per carry). Jerry Jeudy had an average of 28.0 yds per reception by totaling 140 yards on 5 catches. Drew Lock connected on 25/41 with 339 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 103.6 and ended the game with no picks. In the running game, the Broncos conceded 106 yds on 23 attempts, which calculates to 4.6 yds per rush surrendered. Denver gave up 24 completions on 38 attempts for a total of 359 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.2%. For the game, they tallied 75 plays which gave them 446 yds. The Denver Broncos rushed the ball a total of 32 times and amassed 122 yards, which is an average of 3.8 yards per tote.
The Broncos earned 5,369 yards in total for the prior season. They surrendered the football 32 times (23 picks and 9 fumbles). Denver earned 21 passing touchdowns and 13 touchdowns via the ground. Denver tallied 176 1st downs as a unit, and they committed 81 infractions for 670 yds. As a team they maintained an average of 119.9 yds via the ground game, which was 13th in the league. When talking about putting points on the board, the Denver Broncos had an average of 20.2 points per game.
The Broncos were ranked 25th in the NFL in terms of team defense, conceding 27.9 points per game. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 130.0 yards on the ground per game for the previous season. Overall, they conceded 2,080 yards via the running game in 16 games. Regarding passing yards, the Broncos conceded 3,807 yards which put them in 17th in football. During their 16 games, they surrendered 237.9 yards per contest via the pass as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 66.0%. They allowed 21 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 22 rushing touchdowns. They relinquished 367.9 yards/outing ranking them 21st in the league.
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The Giants wrapped up their year with a 6-10-0 record. The last time they took the field, the Giants got the victory with a final of 23-19 when they played the Cowboys. Wayne Gallman carried the football 11 times for 65 yards, finishing the contest with 5.9 yds per attempt for New York. Sterling Shepard was a featured target for the Giants, grabbing 8 footballs for 112 yards (14.0 yards per catch). Daniel Jones (2 TDs) finished the contest with 229 yards on 17/25 passing while his QB rate was 106.9. He threw 1 interception and his longest completion went for 33 yards. New York surrendered 27 rushing attempts for 108 yards (4.0 yds per carry). The Giants passing defense gave up a completion rate of 61.7%, relinquishing 199 yds on 29 out of 47 through the air. The Giants finished with a total of 336 yards while running 55 plays (6.1 yards per play). New York rushed the ball for 4.5 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 125 yards on 28 attempts.
The New York Giants averaged 299.6 yards per contest which ranked them 31st out of all teams in the league. They threw 11 interceptions while conceding 11 fumbles and they obtained 178 first downs. They averaged 110.5 yards per game via the ground game and toted the ball for 1,768 yards for the season. The New York offense compiled 634 yards of penalties on 81 infractions, ranking them 28th in football in terms of helping out the other team. Last season, the Giants threw for a total of 3,026 passing yards in addition to an average of 189.1 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 29th in football. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Giants were ranked 31st in the league scoring 17.5 points per game.
The Giants allowed 22.3 points per game, which had them sitting 9th in football. Last season, they gave up 357 points in total. New York allowed the opposition a total of 1,782 yards rushing (111.4 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns by way of the ground game over the course of last year. They surrendered 22 touchdowns via the pass and 237.9 yards/outing, which had them in 16th in the league. The Giants defense participated in 1,046 plays, ranking them 23rd in the league. They compiled 22 turnovers (11 fumbles recovered and 11 picks) for the prior year.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Denver -1.5
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