NFL Wild Card Playoffs 2011: New York Giants v Atlanta Falcons

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Fri, 2012-01-06 04:35 -- TheFootballLines

The New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons in game 3 of this weekends NFL Wild Card Playoffs. The leading sportbooks Latest NFL Lines for this game sees the Giants as -3 point spread favorites and the over under line currently sitting at O/U 47, having opened the week at O/U 49. The NFL Odds for this game currently has the New York Giants at -149 (1.67) on the moneyline while the Falcons are offered at around +135 (2.35).

New York Giants

The Giants finished the regular season 1st in the NFC East with a 9-7 record. Averaging 24.57 points per game on offense and conceding an average of 25, the Giants have an overall point's differential of (-.37). At home the Giants could only manage a 4-4 record with a point's differential of (-.12). Their four home wins came against STL (28-16), BUF (27-24), MIA (20-17) and DAL (31-14) while they lost to SEA (25-36), PHI (10-17), GB (35-38) and WAS (10-23).

In League stats the New York Giants are (9th) in Points per Game with 24.6, (8th) for Total Yards with 385.1, (5th) in Passing Yards (295.9) and (32nd) in Rushing Yards with 89.2. When it comes to NFL wagering results the Giants are 8-7-1 against the closing point spread, 9-7 in over under betting and show a profit of +$598 against the opening money line odds and +$651 against the closing (for $100 bets each week).

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons ended the regular season 2nd in the NFC South with a 10-6 record and a points differential of (+3.26), averaging 25.13 points per game while conceding an average of 21.88. On the road the Falcons have a 4-4 record with wins over SEA (30-28), DET (23-16), IND (31-7) and CAR (31-23), while they fell short against CHI (12-30), TB (13-16), HOU (10-17) and NO (16-45).

The Falcons are ranked (7th) in the league for average Points per Game with 25.1, (10th) for Total Yards 376.6, (8th) for Passing Yards 262 and (17th) for Rushing Yards with 114.6. In money line betting results the Atlanta Falcons would have produced a -$13 loss against the opening odds and a profit of +$9 against the closing odds for $100 bets each week. Their record against the closing point spread stands at 7-7-2 and their last four games have all gone over the closing over under line to give them a 7-9 O/U record.

Eli Manning v Matt Ryan

Eli Manning's stats read like this, he has a completion rate of 61% (13th), he averages 8.4 yards per play (4th), has 29 TD's (6th) and has been sacked 28 times (20th). For the Falcons Matt Ryan has a 61.3% completion rate (11th), 7.4 yards per play (14th), 29 Touchdowns (6th) and has been sacked 26 times (21st).

The verdict -'s numbers show value on the Falcons here and we have taken them on the moneyline at +140 (2.4) and against the spread at +3. The over under total is pretty much in line with ours, so no bet there.