Giants vs. Lions Week 8 Prediction
After opening as a 3.5-point home favorite, the Lions are now laying 6.5 points to the Giants at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Will the struggling Giants show up or will the Lions get a much-needed victory while also covering the number?
251 New York Giants (+6.5) at 252 Detroit Lions (-6.5); O/U 49.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 27, 2019
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Lions are receiving 57% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
New York Giants Fantasy Spin
Sterling Shepard (concussion) has been ruled out for the Giants' Week 8 matchup against the Lions. Expect Golden Tate and Darius Slayton to again work inside of 2-WR sets. Neither Bennie Fowler nor Cody Latimer cleared even 40% snap rates while rotating as the offense's No. 3 WR last week. The entire passing game is set up fairly well vs. the Lions' 15th-ranked defense in pass DVOA that's allowed the 12th-most PPR per game to the WR position this season.
Detroit Lions Fantasy Spin
Lions CB Darius Slay (hamstring) has been ruled out for the team's Week 8 matchup against the Giants. Justin Coleman is tentatively expected to take over as the Lions' No. 1 CB and shadow Golden Tate. Coleman is PFF's No. 16 highest-graded CB in coverage and truly balled out in his high-profile matchup against Sammy Watkins earlier this season. Still, Tate is talented enough to win against even the league's best CBs. He's also seen a fantasy-friendly average of 8.7 targets per game. Treat the NFL's most-savage touchdown celebrator as a mid-tier WR2 in this #RevengeGame with Sterling Shepard (concussion) still sidelined.
NFL Betting Trends
The Giants are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 road games but have failed to cover in six of their last eight games overall.
The Lions have covered the spread in four of their last five games overall and are 18-7-1 against the number in their last 26 games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
The road team has covered in seven of the last nine meetings between these two teams and I’m going to take a flier on the Giants. The Lions traded safety Quandre Diggs this week and won’t have Slay, so their secondary has a depth problem. I have to wonder too whether or not players aren’t miffed that the front office decided to trade Diggs out of nowhere. How motivated is this Lions team as its season starts to slip away? The Lions are just 7-20 against the spread in their last 27 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous contest.
NFL Week 8 Prediction: New York Giants +6.5