Bills vs. Giants Week 2 Prediction
The Bills will head right back to New Jersey this week after rallying to beat the Jets at MetLife Stadium a week ago today. Will Buffalo also knock off the Giants on Sunday when they visit MetLife Stadium again at 1:00 p.m. ET?
265 Buffalo Bills (-2) at 266 New York Giants (+2.5); O/U 44.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 15, 2019
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Giants are receiving 56% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Buffalo Bills Fantasy Spin
Speaking Wednesday, coach Sean McDermott said Frank Gore remains the Bills' starting running back. To "remain" something, one would have to be in that spot in the first place. Gore didn't start the opener against the Jets and was out-snapped 45-19 by rookie Devin Singletary. Nobody is buying Gore as the lead back, and McDermott admitted he's not trying to show his hand to the opponent. The Giants will be expecting to see Singletary. Gore stumbled forward for 20 yards on 11 carries Week 1. Singletary was much more effective with 70 yards on four attempts, adding another 28 yards on five catches. Gore can be dropped in normal-sized 12-team leagues. He got most of his work as the "closer" on the final drive against the Jets.
New York Giants Fantasy Spin
Sterling Shepard (concussion) is out for Week 2 against the Bills. It was looking this way after Shepard sat out practice on both Wednesday and Thursday. He remains in the league's concussion protocol. Meanwhile Cody Latimer is questionable with a calf injury. Between their recent string of injuries and Golden Tate's four-game suspension, New York's pass-catching corps is going to be dangerously shorthanded against Buffalo. This is your cue to hammer Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley into your DFS lineups.
NFL Betting Trends
The Bills are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a straight up win.
The Giants are just 1-6-1 against the number in their last eight home games.
The Giants will put a bad product on the field consistently again this season and it’s likely that they’ll lose double-digit games. That said, they’re still a good bet to win 3-5 games and I see this matchup with the Bills being one of their few victories. Buffalo did nothing offensively until the fourth quarter last week and while Josh Allen and Co. deserve credit for rallying to beat the Jets, I see them as overvalued in this spot. They’re 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games versus the Giants, who are not talented overall but who do have sensational Saquon Barkley to help move the ball. I see this being an ugly game that comes down to the wire and I’m going to take the home squad catching points.
NFL Week 2 Prediction: New York Giants +2