Monday Night Football: Giants Host Lions

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Giants Look for Better Effort on Monday Night Football

The Detroit Lions and the New York Giants will battle on Monday Night Football to end the 2nd week of the NFL season. The Lions and Giants will meet at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8:30 pm EST and will be broadcast by ESPN.

Oddsmakers opened the Giants as -5-point favorites versus the Lions on Monday Night Football. The game’s total opened at 43.5. The Giants are now 3-point favorites and the total has dropped to 42.


New York was a 19-3 loser in week #1 on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. They failed to cover the +6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 22 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Monday the team will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Giants Super Bowl XLII championship. They are looking for a better effort than was given last week against Dallas.

The New York offense was mostly revamped in the offseason. The additions of receiver Brandon Marshall, tight ends Rhett Ellison and Evan Engram were key additions. The promotion of Paul Perkins to starting running back hasn’t played out yet. But last week they couldn’t get out of their own way against a Cowboys defensive front that had its way against the returning five starting Giants offensive linemen.

Missing Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t help. It is unclear if he will play this week, either.

Lions Looking to Start 2-0 Under Resurgent Stafford

Detroit was a 35-23 winner at home against the Arizona Cardinals in week #1 action. They covered the +2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Matthew Stafford rallied Detroit from a 17-9 third-quarter deficit to score 19 unanswered points. Add in a 35-yard pick-6 by safety Miles Kilbrew and you have one heck of a comeback.

Stafford has dethroned Manning as the comeback king. He has engineered 27 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since 2011. Stafford completed 70.7 percent of his pass attempts Sunday. He is also undefeated under offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter when he completes at least 70 percent of his pass attempts. Last Sunday was the 10th time it has happened since Cooter was named to his current post.


Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
NY Giants0-10-13.0019.00-160-00-10-10-00-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Yards Per Pass
Yards Per Rush
Team Records

Detroit Lions

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf1-01-00-01-01-00-035.0023.0012.00
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-
Last 31-01-00-01-01-00-035.0023.0012.00
New York Giants
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf0-10-00-10-10-00-13.0019.00-16.00
vs Div0-10-00-10-10-00-13.0019.00-16.00
Last 30-10-00-10-10-00-13.0019.00-16.00


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense35.00319.0013
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense3.002423.0019
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense

Head To Head Summary

NY Giants6-35-45-421.4488.443.3035.1161.39224.33312.781.78

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Dec 18, 2016DETNYG6-175626832421141863000
Sep 8, 2014NYGDET14-35531441972763414170
Dec 22, 2013NYGDET23-204123827921482073553
Oct 17, 2010DETNYG20-286430236631671673341
Nov 18, 2007NYGDET16-10722693412253513764
Oct 24, 2004DETNYG28-131152103250752503252
Nov 19, 2000DETNYG31-21952193142533203734
Oct 19, 1997NYGDET26-2012121033111112263372
Oct 27, 1996NYGDET35-71002353352671852526
Oct 30, 1994DETNYG28-2500

Monday Night Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Detroit Lions

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 10, 2017ARI35-23W2.5/48.5W/O8228536745264309-3H
Jan 7, 2017SEA6-26L8/45.5L/U491822311772103870A
Jan 1, 2017GB24-31L3.5/50L/O763324081532954481H
Dec 26, 2016DAL21-42L6.5/46.5L/O902293191642113752A
Dec 18, 2016NYG6-17L4/42L/U562683241141863002A

New York Giants

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Sep 10, 2017DAL3-19L6/46L/U351982331292633921A
Jan 8, 2017GB13-38L5/46.5L/O70295365753314062A
Jan 1, 2017WAS19-10W9/47W/U16117133238246284-3A
Dec 22, 2016PHI19-24L1/42.5L/O1143564701181682862A
Dec 18, 2016DET17-6W-4/42W/U11418630056268324-2H

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Next up:
Detroit home to Atlanta Sunday, September 24
New York at Philadelphia Sunday, September 24

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