NFL Picks: Week 12 Patriots vs Giants


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As the NFL season progresses into Week 12, the New England Patriots, sitting with a 2-8 record, are poised to visit the New York Giants for an anticipated inter-conference showdown on Sunday afternoon. The Patriots, still reeling from a narrow loss to the Colts, are on the hunt for their third victory. Meanwhile, the Giants, carrying a 3-8 tally, look to build on their recent win over the Commanders. Historically, the Patriots have had the upper hand with a victory in their 2019 encounter, but the Giants are no strangers to upsets.



Spread: Patriots -3.5 (-110), Giants +3.5 (-110) 

Moneyline: Patriots -180, Giants +155 

Total: O 34 (-110), U 34 (-110) 


New England Patriots

NFL Team New England PatriotsThe Patriots’ season has been marred by inconsistency, particularly on the offensive front, where they’ve failed to score more than 17 points in the majority of their games. Quarterback Mac Jones, who has collected 2031 passing yards with a TD-to-INT ratio of 10:10, is looking to surpass the 230-yard mark, which he’s achieved only twice this season. Their running game shows promise with Rhamondre Stevenson, who has been a recent standout, amassing 482 rushing yards. However, with Kendrick Bourne sidelined for the rest of the season, the receiving corps will lean on Demario Douglas to step up.

Defensively, the Patriots have been the silver lining, maintaining competitiveness by allowing 21 or fewer points in recent games. Despite their 19th-ranked pass defense and stronger 9th-ranked rush defense, New England’s overall scoring defense stands at 24th, surrendering an average of 23.8 points per game.


New York Giants

NFL Team New York GiantsThe Giants are facing their own set of challenges, especially on offense, which ranks last in total and passing yards. Injuries have taken their toll, and with Daniel Jones on the IR, all eyes are on third-string quarterback Tommy DeVito, who has passed for 506 yards and holds a 6:3 TD-to-INT ratio over three games. Saquon Barkley remains a key figure in the backfield, while the availability of leading receiver Darius Slayton hangs in the balance.

On defense, the Giants have had their struggles but have shown flashes of potential, notably against the Jets in October. Yet, their defense ranks 22nd against the pass and 28th against the run, contributing to an average allowance of 25.9 points per game, positioning them at 28th in the league.



With both teams enduring less-than-ideal seasons, the Patriots are looking to leverage their superior defense to gain an edge. Despite the Giants’ home-field advantage, they face significant injury woes and a lack of depth at the quarterback position, which could hinder their offensive capabilities. Expect the Patriots’ experience and a potential standout performance from Stevenson to tip the scales in their favor, giving them a much-needed win and bettors a reason to back them in this Week 12 matchup on BUSR’s NFL Odds