Sunday’s bundle of Week 11 NFL games are officially in the books, meaning that fans are now turning their attention to an exciting Monday Night Football contest. This week’s game features a New York Giants team (3-6) heading down south to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3). Both teams will be looking to win for different reasons tonight, which should make for some entertaining football action.
There’s a lot to take account of before tonight’s Monday Night Football clash, so continue reading this guide for the betting odds heading into the matchup — with odds courtesy of BetOnline.
Giants vs Buccaneers General Information and Statistics
Tonight’s game will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, where the Buccaneers currently have a home record of 4-0. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. EST and the contest itself can be viewed on ESPN and other streaming platforms around the world.
The Buccaneers are currently averaging 31.0 points per game, which is the best average in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Giants are averaging 19.9 PPG — the ninth-worst average. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 23.6 PPG (19th) while New York is surrendering 24.0 PPG (T-21st).
Monday Night Football: Giants vs Buccaneers Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, November 22
- New York Giants (3-6) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)
- Moneyline: Giants (+270) vs Buccaneers (-325)
- Spread: Giants +11.0 (-110) vs Buccaneers -11.0 (-110)
- Total: 50.0 — Over (-110), Under (-110)
- Head-to-Head: The Giants are 7-3 against the Buccaneers in their last 10 matchups.
A complete list of odds and prop markets is available at BetOnline.ag.
Giants Looking to Begin Miraculous Run
The 2021 NFL season hasn’t been anything special for the Giants, proven by their 3-6 record. However, there are still eight games left to play and a lot could happen in that span. The Giants have won two of their last three games — their best stretch of the season — and could begin a miraculous playoff run if they can upset set the Buccaneers in Monday Night Football.
New York could be getting an offensive boost in the form of Saquon Barkley. The fourth-year running back has been sidelined since Oct. 10 with an ankle injury. However, he practiced all of last week and is expected to play tonight. He’s averaged 13.6 touches per game this season for 325 total yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in five contests.
While the Buccaneers do have the best offense in the league, their defense leaves a lot to be desired — especially their secondary. Tampa Bay is giving up 254.2 passing yards per game this season, which ranks eighth-worst in the NFL. New York will be without Sterling Shepard again, so the Giants will look to pass-catchers like Kadarius Toney, Kenny Golladay and Evan Engram to step up and get things done. The Buccaneers just lost to the Washington Football Team last week, so anything is possible in Week 11’s Monday Night Football matchup.
Monday Night Football: Buccaneers Aim to End Streak
While the Buccaneers started the season with a 6-1 start, the defending Super Bowl champions have lost each of their last two games by a combined score of 65-46. Normally, people would think that a game against the Giants would be a walk in the park, however, the same could’ve been said last week when Tampa Bay played Washington. Obviously, WFT has a bit better roster than New York, however, it still goes to show that the Buccaneers need to play better tonight.
Having Tom Brady bounce back will be one way to help secure the victory. He completed just 67.7% of his passes last week for 220 yards and two touchdowns while throwing his third and fourth interceptions in his last two games. He’ll be without Antonio Brown again, however, there’s a chance that he could be getting Rob Gronkowski back in the fold. The veteran tight end has only played six snaps since Week 3 as he deals with a back injury.
The Buccaneers will also need to figure out how to deal with an injured defense. Defensive lineman Vita Vea (knee) is doubtful for the contest while Rakeem Nunez-Roches (ankle) is questionable. Beyond the d-line, outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul’s status is up in the air after sitting out of Saturday’s practice with an upper-body injury.
While some of the above players could end up playing, there’s a possibility that they don’t. Either way, Tampa Bay’s defenders need to step up more than they have as of late to keep the Giants’ hope for victory at an all-time low.