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Giants vs Patriots Predictions | Best Bets & Odds

Gio AnnatelliDigital Content Coordinator
Posted: Aug 9, 2022Last updated: Aug 12, 2022

After the Hall of Fame Game last week, the 2022 NFL preseason truly begins this week with a full slate of games. The first will see the New York Giants take on the New England Patriots.

Preseason is a time for rookies to show what they got, cusp roster guys to make a name for themselves, and coaches to get a feel for the playbook. This will be the first preseason game as head coach for Brian Daboll of the Giants, while Bill Belichick has been doing this since the 90s.

Giants vs Patriots Odds

The Giants enter Gillette Stadium as slight favorites over the Patriots, according to our NFL odds. However, it’s just the preseason, and the roles would be reversed if it was the regular season. New England reached the playoffs last season, while New York struggled to get four wins.

Giants vs Patriots Implied Score

Giants 17.75, Patriots 16.25

This is expected to be a close matchup. There most likely won’t be much of Daniel Jones and Mac Jones in this one, as Tyrod Taylor and Brian Hoyer are expected to take most of the snaps.

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Giants vs Patriots Matchup

Both sides are implementing new offensive systems, so it’s expected the starters will be out to start the game for the Giants and Patriots. Daboll is in his first year as head coach, so this is a new system and culture for New York.

For New England, Josh McDaniels is out, and Joe Judge is in, as the former Giants head coach should share play-calling duties with Matt Patricia.

There are plenty of players to watch for both teams, especially on offense. Giants rookie Wan’Dale Robinson is ready to step into a significant role, while Darius Slayton hopes to hang on to a roster spot. The Patriots also have a wide receiver depth chart battle with Nelson Agholor looking for a fresh start.

Giants vs Patriots Prediction

Patriots 24, Giants 14

Daboll and the Giants might have to wait until the regular season to get their first win, as they won’t be winning the preseason opener against the Patriots. Belichick and the Patriots went 3-0 last preseason, and the longtime head coach has done historically well in these exhibitions.

While the Giants will start the game with their starters on the field, they might not see more than a few drives. On the other hand, the Patriots starters, outside of Jones, will most likely get a lot of game reps, as they have a young roster with not as much game experience as teams of the past.

New York has the better backup quarterback, but New England has more depth at most other positions. There’s a lot more to figure out on the Giants’ side than the Patriots’ side.

Giants vs Patriots Bet Tips

Since 2012, the Patriots are 21-14 in the preseason, while the Giants are 20-16. However, over the last three preseasons, the Patriots are 9-2 while the Giants are 6-5.

New York is a slight favorite in this matchup due to their preseason record against New England, as the Giants are 6-3 against the Patriots since 2012.

Giants vs Patriots Best Bets

Patriots Moneyline (+120) at Caesars Sportsbook

Even though the Giants have the better head-to-head record against the Patriots over the last 10 years, they have lost two of their last three preseason matchups to New England.

The Patriots have home-field advantage in their return to competition, and the Giants have much more to figure out than the Patriots do. Back the moneyline instead of the spread at plus-money odds for your NFL pick of the day.

Over 34 Total Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook

Both sides will likely air the ball out in this one, as question marks surround both wide receiver rooms. The running back depth is set on both sides, while the wide receiver depth still needs solidifying.

Also, Taylor could prove himself to be a worthy candidate to take Jones’ spot as the starter if the fourth-year pro were to struggle once the season begins.

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Gio Annatelli

Gio Annatelli is a Digital Content Coordinator with The Game Day, writing and editing sports articles for the web. He is seasoned in sports, having covered and written for teams such as the New York Giants, New York Jets, and New York Islanders. Gio graduated from Hofstra University where he got his Bachelor's degree in Journalism. You can almost guarantee he's betting on a parlay.

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