NFL Picks: Week 3 49ers vs Giants


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As the new NFL season unfolds, each week presents a fresh set of matchups that have fans on the edge of their seats. On Thursday Night of Week 3, we’ll witness the New York Giants take on the formidable San Francisco 49ers. Both teams have shown their strengths and weaknesses, with the Giants carrying a 1-1 record and the 49ers boasting an impressive 2-0 start. Let’s delve deeper into what we can expect from this highly anticipated showdown.



Spread: Giants +10 (-110), 49ers -10 (-110)

Moneyline: Giants +415, 49ers -575

Total: O 44.5 (-110), U 44.5 (-110)ย 

NFL Match Giants vs 49ers

New York Giants: Good or Bad Team?ย 

The Giants made a stellar comeback in their recent clash against the Arizona Cardinals, emerging victorious with a score of 31-28. Quarterback Daniel Jones had a commendable performance, completing 26 out of 37 passes, totaling 321 passing yards. He managed to throw 2 touchdowns, albeit with a single interception.ย 

While the offensive line did its job, the rushing game was bolstered by Saquon Barkley, who clocked 63 yards and secured a touchdown. Jalin Hyatt, on the other hand, shone amongst the receivers, clocking 89 receiving yards on just 2 receptions. On the defensive front, Jason Pinnock stood out, recording a total of 13 tackles. However, the defense needs to step up their game, having not recorded any sacks or interceptions against the Cardinals.


San Francisco 49ers: Undefeated and Ready for More

The 49ers, on the other hand, have had a dream start with a 2-0 record, most recently besting the LA Rams with a 30-23 victory. Brock Purdy, their starting quarterback, delivered a stable performance, completing 17 out of 25 passes for a total of 206 passing yards. Though he didn’t secure any touchdowns or interceptions, his performance was instrumental in the win.ย 

Christian McCaffrey stole the limelight in the rushing department, recording 116 yards and a touchdown. Amongst receivers, Deebo Samuel stood out with 63 receiving yards spread across 6 receptions. On the defense, Fred Warner was the star, not only leading in tackles but also recording a sack. The 49ers defense further highlighted their supremacy with Deommodore Lenoir and Isaiah Oliver each securing an interception.



According to BUSR NFL Odds, the 49ers are the hot favorites with a 10 point lead. Their victories against the Steelers and Rams have showcased their might. The Giants, although showing resilience against the Cardinals, face an uphill battle. Their shutout by the Cowboys in Week 1 and a tough comeback from a 28-0 deficit against the Cardinals might have taken a toll on their momentum. Facing the 49ers, especially with their superior defense and offensive talents, the Giants have their task cut out. Betting enthusiasts might find value in backing the 49ers to cover the spread.


Injury Report

For the New York Giants, the list seems long. Saquon Barkley, their star running back, is currently listed as day-to-day due to an ankle injury. Joining him with day-to-day statuses are A. Ojulari (LB) with a hamstring injury, A. Thomas (OT) and G. Owens (DB) both with hamstring troubles, and W. Robinson (WR) with a knee issue. Some more concerning injuries include T. Sweeney (TE), A. Robinson (CB), C. Myarick (FB), B. Ford-Wheaton (WR), J. Hassenauer (OL), and J. Davis (LB), who are out indefinitely or on injury reserve.

The San Francisco 49ers aren’t without their injury concerns. Players like S. Womack III (CB), R. Beal Jr. (DL), D. Gray (WR), and D. Luter Jr. (CB) are out indefinitely due to varying injuries. Further, C. Latu (TE) is on injury reserve with a knee injury.