Last Updated on November 2, 2020

  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are -10.5 against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. The total points mark is set to 45.5.
  • The Bucs are top 10 in scoring, rushing, passing, and total defense.
  • Daniel Jones is 1-0 against Tampa Bay in his career.
  • The Giants have gone 5-2 in favor of the UNDER this season.

 

The New York Giants (1-6) are on primetime for the second consecutive week, but their Week 8 opponent is going to be a little tougher. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) are making their way to MetLife Stadium to try and win their third game in a row. The Giants are trying to win their second game of the season.

The Action Rush Monday Night Football betting guide has the best odds, interesting props, analysis, and everything else you need to know for Panthers vs. Falcons in Week 8.

 

Giants – Buccaneers Odds MNF Week 8

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The Buccaneers are currently -10.5 on FanDuel Sportsbook against the Giants, but there is a lot of variation between sportsbooks on this game. Giants backers can get Big Blue at +12 on PointsBet Sportsbook. Tampa Bay is -500 on the moneyline which implies an 83% chance at winning.

The over-under is more uniform than the spread line and moneyline. The total points mark is set to 45.5 on most sportsbooks right now.

 

Bucs/Giants Who is the Public Betting On?

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
TB Buccaneers -12.5 89% 85% Over 45.5 66% 79% -590 96% 96%
NY Giants 12.5 11% 15% Under 45.5 34% 21% 475 4% 4%

 

MNF Preview & Betting Angles

These teams are in wildly different positions after seven weeks of the NFL season, but somehow, they are both still in the playoff hunt. The Buccaneers are in first in the NFC South and have Super Bowl aspirations. The Giants, on the other hand, are just 1.5 games back in the putrid NFC East. Winning a division title isn’t out of the realm of possibility for New York.

Brady is getting up there in age, but he’s still near the top of the leaderboard when it comes to MVP voting. What he’s doing at 40 years old for a brand new team is actually quite remarkable. Although he’s had some low points this season — see Week 1 vs. the Saints and forgetting it was fourth down against the Bears — but by and large, he’s been excellent.

It’s a lot easier to be successful as a quarterback when you have the weapons that he does. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Scott Miller make up one of the best receiving corps in the NFL. Rob Gronkowski looked rusty in his first few games since returning from retirement, but he’s starting to look like the Gronk of old. And it helps to have a strong running game led by Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette.

Luckily for the Giants, they won’t have to deal with the recently-signed Antonio Brown. The All-Pro receiver is finishing up an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

While much of the focus is on Tampa Bay’s offense, the defense might be even better. Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is working magic with his unit, which is top 10 in scoring (8), rushing (1), passing (9), and total defense (3).

This is bad news for a Giants offense that ranks 31st in both scoring and total offense. Second-year quarterback Daniel Jones shows flashes of brilliance from time to time, but his penchant for turning the ball over is a major problem. Jones has just five touchdowns against 11 turnovers on the season.

Moreover, Jones’ record in the NFL is downright embarrassing. Against teams that aren’t the Washington Football Team, Jones is 1-15 in his career as a starter. Ironically enough, that one victory came against Tampa Bay, but last year’s Buccaneers squad was a much different animal.

If the Giants have any hope of pulling off the upset, they’ll need to rely on their defense, which ranks 14th in both scoring and total defense. It’s not an elite unit by any stretch, but the defense is playing well all things considered.

COVID-19 diagnoses are something to monitor this week. Giants offensive lineman Will Hernandez recently tested positive and multiple close contacts of his were sent home.

When it comes to betting trends, there isn’t too much to pull from the numbers. Both teams are 4-3 against the spread this year. Despite having one of the best defenses in football, the Buccaneers have hit the over more often than not (4-3). On the flip side, the Giants are 2-5 on over-unders this season.

 

TB Bucs – NY Giants Player Prop Bets

Quarterback Completions Passing Yards Passing TD
Tom Brady (TB) N/A 260.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106) 1.5 (Ov -177 | Un +140)
Daniel Jones (NYG) 19.5 (Ov -137 | Un +110) 219.5 (Ov -112 | Un -118) 1.5 (Ov +178 | Un -230)
Running Backs Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush + Receiving Yards
Ronald Jones (TB) 15.5 (Ov -132 | Un +106) 61.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 72.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Leonard Fournette (TB) N/A 45.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Wayne Gallman (NYG) 10.5 (Ov -137 | Un +110) 37.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 52.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Dion Lewis (NYG) N/A 12.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Wide Receivers + Tight Ends Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception
Mike Evans (TB) N/A 48.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Scotty Miller (TB) N/A 46.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Darius Slayton (NYG) 3.5 (Ov -134 | Un +108) 48.5 (Ov +116 | Un -148) 20.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Sterling Shepard (NYG) 3.5 (Ov -155 | Un +125) 44.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 19.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Golden Tate (NYG) 2.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 29.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 16.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Rob Gronkowski (TB) N/A 39.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Eva n Engram (NYG) 3.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 34.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 15.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)

 

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How To Watch Bucs vs. Giants on MNF

  • Date: Monday, Nov. 2
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • Location: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
  • TV: ESPN

 

Betting Picks & Score Prediction

The Giants are still in the race to win the NFC East, but they’re also in the hunt to pick first overall in next year’s draft. Although they’ve kept some games close, the Bucs have too much firepower. Take Tampa Bay laying the points here.

The good news for bettors backing either team is that there are options. If you’re taking Tampa Bay, grab the line at -10.5, but if you want the Giants, this line is as high as +12 at some sportsbooks.

 

Final Score Prediction: Buccaneers win 28-13