Giants vs. Bucs MNF Prediction
Week 11 in the NFL wraps up on Monday night in Tampa, FL where the Bucs will host the Giants at 8:15 p.m. ET. Losers of back-to-back games, will the defending champs cover as a double-digit home favorite or is there a better bet on the board tonight?
477 New York Giants (+11) at 478 Tampa Bay Bucs (-11); o/u 50
8:15 p.m. ET, Monday, November 22, 2021
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
New York Giants DFS Spin
Saquon Barkley (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Bucs. The Giants also listed Devontae Booker (hip) as questionable. Out since Week 5, Barkley looks likely to return on Monday night after practicing all week. His workload coming off an extended absence is the greater concern, though that could change if Booker is ruled out or limited. Barkley will be a high-end RB2 if he plays.
Tampa Bay Bucs DFS Spin
The Athletic's Greg Auman said the Bucs are "optimistic" Rob Gronkowski (back) will make a "healthy return" Monday night against the Giants. Gronkowski was held out of Saturday's practice after full sessions on Thursday and Friday. The Bucs seem intent on managing their aging tight end's myriad injuries after rushing him back from a rib injury in October. Gronk has 16 receptions in his three full 2021 games, including two touchdowns. Tom Brady clearly misses his prime red zone target and would see his fantasy prospects rise with Gronk's return. O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate can be dropped to waivers if Gronkowski is indeed back. The Giants, Tampa's Monday night opponent, have allowed an average of 5.33 receptions and 51.1 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends this year.
NFL Week 11 Betting Prediction
The road team is 6-1-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams while the underdog is 3-0-1 against the number in the last four meetings. The Giants, meanwhile, are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games against the Bucs and are 5-0-1 at the betting window in their last six games in Tampa. On the other side, the Bucs are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall and are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games played in the month of November.
NFL WEEK 11 PREDICTION: NEW YORK GIANTS +11