New Orleans Saints and New York Giants will face each other on Sunday afternoon in the NFL 2021 season Week 4. The hosts will look forward to celebrating another victory and improving their chances to secure a playoffs spot. The away side searches for its first victory this season, and they want to break their negative streak.
New Orleans goes to this clash after celebrating an important win away to the Patriots last weekend. They are now at a 2-1 record, and they sit in 2nd place in the NFC South. On the other hand, New York Giants lost all three matches this season, and they should take the opportunity to win as many times as possible. Last time, they were unsuccessful against the Falcons at the home field.
New Orleans Saints – Can they enter a winning streak?
The Saints booked a massive 28-13 victory over the Patriots last weekend, which was their second in the current campaign. Although they had only 252 total yards in offense, New Orleans managed to get back home with a win. They held the opponent to 300 total yards, while the Saints also forced the Pats to make three turnovers. Jameis Winston passed for 128 yards and two TDs in that encounter, while Alvin Kamara had 89 rushing yards.
If we look at the season stats, the Saints’ quarterback Jameis Winston has 387 passing yards, followed by seven touchdowns and two interceptions. On the other hand, the opponents’ defenders sacked him seven times. Alvin Kamara is New Orleans’ best rusher with 177 yards, while Deonte Harris leads the receiving corps with 112 yards and a touchdown. On the other hand, Demario Davis logged a team-high 24 tackles, while Tanoh Kpassagnon sacked the rivals’ QBs 2.0 times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Alvin Kamara, Marquez Callaway, Deonte Harris, Chris Hogan, Adam Trautman, James Hurst, Andrus Peat, Cesar Ruiz, Calvin Throckmorton, Ryan Ramczyk
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Cameron Jordan, Christian Ringo, Shy Tuttle, Carl Granderson, Zach Baun, Demario Davis, Andrew Dowell, Marshon Lattimore, Malkolm Jenkins, Marcus Williams, Paulson Adebo
Quarter Back: Jameis Winston
Kicker: Aldrick Rosas
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New York Giants – Are they capable of booking the first victory?
It has been a very poor start of the NFL 2021 campaign for New York Giants, as they lost all three times so far. They come from a 17-14 defeat against the Falcons at home and are about to face the Saints, who had their boost of confidence last weekend. The Giants generated only 346 total yards in offense against Atlanta, while their quarterback, Daniel Jones, passed for 266 yards. Saquon Barkley was the leading rusher with 51 yards and a TD. Although they did a pretty good job defensively, holding the Falcons to only 296 total yards, New York was simply not good enough in the offense.
Over to season stats, Daniel Jones generated 782 passing yards with two touchdowns, while he has been sacked on eight occasions. Simultaneously, Jones collected the most rushing yards, 161, followed by two TDs. Sterling Shepard leads the receiving corps with 223 yards and a score, while Saquion Barkley has 134 rushing yards and a score. Logan Ryan logged 25 tackles so far, while Azeez Ojulari sacked the opponents’ quarterbacks three times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay, Collin Johnson, C.J. Board, Evan Engram, Elijhaa Penny, Andrew Thomas, Ben Bredeson, Billy Price, Will Hernandez, Nate Solder
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Dexter Lawrence, Austin Johnson, Leonard Williams, Lorenzo Carter, Tae Crowder, Reggie Ragland, Oshane Ximines, James Bradberry, Jabrill Peppers, Logan Ryan, Adoree’ Jackson
Quarter Back: Daniel Jones
Kicker: Graham Gano
Expert Pick #1 – New Orleans Saints -7.5 @-110
The Giants have been very bad so far, and they struggle a lot in the offense. The visitors failed to cover the number on the last four occasions in New Orleans and six times in their previous seven clashes. These trends are likely to continue, and my first pick will back the Saints to cover the spread.
Expert Pick #2 – Under 42.5 @-120
New York scores just over 18 points per game on average, while the Saints haven’t been too efficient either. The Under cashed five times in the Saints’ last seven home games and also five times in the Giants’ previous six matches on the road. Therefore, I don’t think we’ll see more than 42.5 points in this matchup, and it is my second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – New Orleans Saints to win by 7-12 @+325
The home side is in a much better momentum, and they are in a good position to go 3-1 after Week 4. I believe they won’t miss this opportunity, but since the Giants’ defense has been pretty solid so far, I can see them beating the rivals by a moderate margin. If you look for longer odds, this might be the right pick for you.