Giants vs. Buccaneers Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 3 Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Sep 17, 2019

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones

The Daniel Jones Era kicks off in earnest Sunday afternoon as the rookie quarterback makes his first NFL start against the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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September 22, 2019, 4:05 PM ET
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa Bay
7-9
Pointspread +5 -108
Moneyline +198
Over / Under o +48

48%

Betting Action

52%

Pointspread -5 -112
Moneyline -239
Over / Under u +48

48%

Betting Action

52%

Jones, taken sixth overall by the Giants last spring, takes over for an ineffective Eli Manning and will look to lead the Giants past a Tampa Bay team that has had its own quarterback issues. Jameis Winston has looked ordinary through his first two games, but has the oddsmakers on his side in this one.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

NY Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Pointspread
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers -112 -5
  • NY Giants -108 +5

This game opened with the Buccaneers as four-point favourites, but with the Giants’ quarterback turmoil taking over the headlines, the line has shifted all the way to -7. The Bucs have only been favoured by 7+ at home once in the past seven years, and cruised to a 29-7 win over the Chicago Bears at -7 back on Sept. 17, 2017. But while the Giants are big underdogs here, they’ve actually covered seven of their previous eight road games overall.

There hasn’t been much movement on the total, which has dipped only slightly from 49 to 48. And these teams come in on completely different trajectories when it comes to totals: The Giants have gone above the total in four consecutive games against NFC opponents and are 4-1 O/U in their past five road games. The Buccaneers, on the other hand, are 6-1 to the under in their past seven vs. the NFC and 7-1 to the under in their last eight overall.

New York Giants

What can bettors and fans expect from Jones? A lot more mobility, for one thing: Jones racked up more than 400 rush attempts and 17 touchdowns on the ground in his three-year stint at Duke, and should join forces with Saquon Barkley to provide a solid rushing tandem. And while the Bucs have limited teams to just 68.5 rush yards per contest, it might be worth monitoring Jones’ rush yards prop and taking the over on the total depending on where it falls.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

It has been a tough road to hoe for Winston, who has completed just 59 percent of his pass attempts with two touchdowns and three interceptions through two games. But the Giants have been most accommodating to opposing quarterbacks, having allowed the third-most passing yards in the league. Consider an over play on Winston’s passing yard total, as well as receiving yard tallies for his top two wideouts, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

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