Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel have yet to decide on a starting quarterback. That’s the most important thing to consider when handicapping the Patriots versus Giants game on Sunday. But although Belichick is likely to play Cam Newton and Mac Jones, it doesn’t mean the Pats are an automatic play to cover. The Giants have looked decent this preseason and are loaded at running back. Check out analysis, NFL Preseason odds, and a free NFL betting pick for the Patriots versus Giants preseason game.
NFL Betting Preview for New England Patriots at New York On Aug. 29th
NFL Preseason – New England Patriots vs New York Giants
- When: Sunday, Aug. 29 at 6:00 pm ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
- Spread Odds: New England -3 ½
- Moneyline Odds: New England -170 / NYG +145
- Over/Under Odds: O 35 ½ (-110) / U 35 ½ (-110)
Why bet on New England versus New York Giants
The Patriots have handled both the Washington Football Team and the Seattle Seahawks this season. Neither game was all that close. One of the reasons New England is undefeated in the preseason is because both quarterbacks are throwing great. Cam Newton has shown flashes of his old NFL MVP self. Mac Jones has shown flashes of being the same guy he was at Alabama. Newton and Jones should play in this, which will give the Patriots a big edge.
Patriots Last 5
- W – 35-0 at Philadelphia
- W – 33-17 vs. Washington
- W – 28-14 vs. New York Jets
- L – 38-9 vs. Buffalo
- L – 22-12 at Miami
Patriots Predicted Offense Starting Lineup
- QB – Mac Jones
- RB – James White
- WR – Nelson Agholor
- WR – Kristian Wilkerson
- WR – Matthew Slater
- TE – Jonnu Smith
- LT – Isaiah Wynn
- LG – Mike Onwenu
- C – David Andrews
- RG – Shaq Mason
- RT – Trent Brown
Why bet on New York Giants against New England
The Giants won’t play Saquon Barkley, but they will play a starting running back in Devontae Booker. Not only that, but NYG’s likely starter at quarterback on Sunday is Mike Glennon. Glennon has started more than a few games in the NFL. He’ll run the offense, hand it off to Booker or Wayne Gallman Jr., and make smart throws. It could be enough for the Giants to win this against the spread.
Giants Last 5
- L – 17-13 at Cleveland
- L – 12-7 vs. New York Jets
- W – 23-19 vs. Dallas
- L – 27-13 at Baltimore
- L – 20-6 vs. Cleveland
Giants Predicted Offense Starting Lineup
- QB – Mike Glennon
- RB – Devontae Booker
- WR – C.J. Board
- WR – Sterling Shephard
- WR – Darius Slayton
- TE – Evan Engram
- LT – Andrew Thomas
- LG – Kenny Wiggins
- C – Nick Gates
- RG – Will Hernandez
- RT – Matt Peart
Final Betting Analysis: New England Patriots at New York Giants
Both Cam Newton and Mac Jones are trying to prove they deserve to start in Week 1. We should expect McDaniel and Belichick to give both as much support as possible, including playing behind the first team offensive line, to prove their case.
The Patriots can’t afford to hold back. The Pats made big changes during the offseason. Belichick knows that who he decides to start at quarterback will determine whether the other changes make a difference.
Newton still has the edge because he’s proven he can lead a team to the Super Bowl. But Jones has played great with the first team in practice and in the preseason contests. Both men should play great on Sunday, making McDaniel’s and Belichick’s decisions difficult.
Expect the Patriots’ quarterback battle to lead to a victory and cover versus the Giants.
NFL Preseason Pick: New England Patriots