NFL Week 14 Picks: New Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants
Drew Brees and Eli Manning are set to do battle on Sunday afternoon, as the New Orleans Saints (5-7) take on the New York Giants (7-5) at MetLife Stadium, with the opening kickoff scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox.
Let's take a closer look at this NFC affair from a betting perspective, while offering an against-the-spread (ATS) pick along the way.
New Orleans Saints
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is coming off one of the worst performances of his career, but he lands in a great situational spot this week.
Brees has compiled a 4-0 record against the New York Giants—throwing for 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
He's also gone 13-4-1 ATS after suffering back-to-back losses in his career.
New York Giants
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The New York Giants have covered 12 of their last 14 games after playing the Washington Redskins, but I'm not a fan of quarterback Eli Manning's 27-31-1 ATS mark as a home favorite in his career.
Sports bettors will also find that the Giants are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in this series.
Las Vegas Perspective
I reached out to Jimmy Vaccaro earlier this week about this high-profile affair. He serves as the public relations director for William Hill U.S., and here's what he had to say:
The point spread here will go up, and with that, I expect the Giants to go down. They're a hard team to read, but you'd have to think this is going to be a tough spot for a team that's already had a tough time covering at home, considering the short week and the pass-happy opponent.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the New Orleans Saints in this matchup, as they've gone 20-9 ATS in their last 29 games following a straight-up loss.
NFL Week 14 Pick: New Orleans Saints +5