New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup Preview (11/22/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup Preview (11/22/21)

In Monday Night Football’s primetime game, the 3-6 New York Giants head to Tampa to take on Tom Brady and the 6-3 Buccaneers. The Giants are coming off a bye week that has allowed them to prepare for a probable pass-heavy performance by the Bucs and as of Monday have gotten Saquon Barkley back on the practice field. The Bucs however are coming off of an egregious loss against the Washington Football Team, whose defense is third worst in the league in passing yards per game against them. Despite this, they kept Tom Brady to just 220 passing yards, his second lowest of the season.

New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Odds

The Bucs are the 10.5-point favored team in this matchup and the over/under is 49.5. The Giants are 5-4 against the spread and while the Bucs are 3-6 against the spread total, they are 3-1 against the spread at home. But, the Giants are 3-1 as the away team underdog against the spread, making this a tough choice for betters on who will cover. The Bucs are averaging 31 points per game this season, and the Giants are averaging almost 20, but the Giants are likely going to throw the ball against a weak Tampa secondary, which could make for a high scoring game on their end. Still, the Bucs will be coming out hot at home, trying to make up for last week. I’m calling a Bucs win 32-24, with the Giants covering, over 49.5 points.

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TV Schedule

Date: November 22nd, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
TV Coverage: ESPN

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New York Giants Analysis

The Giants are coming off a bye week after taking down Derek Carr and the Raiders the week before, where they ran the ball, and it worked. Against a strong Tampa run defense, they may not be as successful, but it is promising that Barkley returned to practice this week. With him back, he could pose a bigger threat to the Bucs. If not, Devontae Booker proved against the Raiders that he’s a solid backup if not, with  a combined 121 total yards against them. Either way, Daniel Jones has been underwhelming this season – he has thrown for just 8 touchdowns this season, which is less than Mike Evans of Tampa has on his own this season. This will need to change this week as their best chance for success is going to be to get the ball to Evan Engram and Kadarius Toney and try to exploit the weak secondary of Tampa. 

Xavier McKinney proved in their last game that he is still the Giants’ biggest defensive weapon. He had two interceptions against the Raiders – one of which was a pick six. 

Azeez Ojulari and Leonard Williams have a combined 11 sacks this season and have proven to be defensive threats as well, but may struggle to get past a strong Tampa offensive line that has had just twelve sacks against them this year (lowest in NFL). The Giant’s and the Bucs both have poor pass defenses so expect the ball to be in the air a lot on both sides. Both teams also average almost the same points against them per game, the Bucs with 23.6 and the Giants, 24.

New York Giants Depth Chart

QB: Daniel Jones
RB1: Devontae Booker
RB2: Elijhaa Penny
WR1: Kadarius Toney
WR2: Darius Slayton
WR3: Sterling Shepard
TE1: Evan Engram

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Analysis

Tom Brady and the Bucs may have lost to a poor Washington Football Team, but their season is far from over. Their offense remains in first place in passing yards per game at 315.6 yards and Brady sits in third in total passing yards this season. This is also props to a good offensive line that has been super consistent this season and has kept the Bucs in first place in sacks against them. Mike Evans has proven himself to be a trustworthy target as he has nine touchdowns, the second most touchdowns by any receiver in the league, and zero fumbles this season. Chris Godwin is also a consistent threat offensively and they will certainly look to use both of them against a mediocre Giants secondary. 

Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown were out last week and are questionable for return this week, but would certainly help secure a victory against the Giants. The Bucs are 5-0 this season when Brown has played and 1-3 when he hasn’t so needless to say, his absence is definitely affecting their offense. It’s eliminating the deep threat that Brady loves so much. He was not able to utilize the deep ball much against the Washington Football Team where he threw for the second fewest yards he has thrown all season with 220 yards.

The Bucs run defense has put on a clinic this season so far holding teams to an average of 79.8 rushing yards per game and sitting in second across the league in total rushing yards and rushing yards per game. They have the fourth-least total yards against them (3,006), because of their strong run defense but struggle against the passing game, which most of their opponents have tried to exploit this season. They have the fourth-most passing attempts against them in the league.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart

QB: Tom Brady
RB1: Leonard Fournette
RB2: Ronald Jones II
WR1: Mike Evans
WR2: Chris Godwin
WR3: Antonio Brown
TE1: Rob Gronkowski
TE2: O.J. Howard

New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Daily Fantasy Picks

Though you can’t go wrong with either Chris Godwin or Mike Evans, I think Mike Evans is the favorite. Evans has seven touchdowns since Week 5 alone, and though he is targeted less than Godwin, he has gotten in the endzone more than double the amount of times as Godwin this season. The Giants have a weak secondary which is breeding grounds for a solid performance by both receivers this week with potential for a lot of fantasy points.

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