NFL Picks – Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants against the Spread
When the Packers and Giants square off this week, many will say that this is the last real chance for Green Bay to lose in the regular season. After all, this is a tough game on the road in a difficult venue. The Giants are hurting and they absolutely have to have a win. After losing to Philly and getting blown out at New Orleans, the Giants are a dangerous team with their back against the wall. But nothing has really slowed down Green Bay this year. They have rolled through everyone and their challenges have been few. This is why many think they will continue their run of success against a maligned New York team.
As mentioned before, one of the things to think about when you make your NFL picks is rest time. The Packers played the early game on Thanksgiving, while the Giants played a road game on Monday night. That is a huge edge for the Packers in terms of being able to get healthy and prepare for this one. This would seem to point to the Packers, as they should be able to move the ball the way that the Saints did against the Giants defense. There is one difference, though. This game will be played outdoors and in the elements. The Green Bay passing game might struggle to do well in the wind if it is windy in New Jersey this weekend.
Likewise, you need to think about where the line sits. The Packers are 6.5 point favorites at most shops. The public is on Green Bay, but the line hasn’t moved on inch. This tells me that the books are looking for people who want to make their NFL picks on the Packers. They are almost begging for money, as the number sits right at the touchdown limit. This is something that you will want to give hard consideration to as you make your NFL picks. The Giants might just have a chance to pull the big upset in this game if they get a couple of breaks.