The New York Giants and Las Vegas Raiders had seasons to forget in 2023. Las Vegas just cleaned house, firing everybody from the general manager to the head coach and offensive coordinator.
As for the Giants, things have not gone much better for them. They blew a win they had in the bag against the Jets last week, going on to lose in overtime.
Which team will bounce back this week? Does either have hope to save their season?
Let’s take a closer look at this matchup.
New York Giants Vs. Las Vegas Raiders Odds and Match Details
|New York Giants||+1.5
|Las Vegas Raiders||-1.5
DraftKings Sportsbook provides all odds.
Fixture: New York Giants @ Las Vegas Raiders
Date and Time: Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4:25 p.m. EST
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
Field Surface: Turf
New York Giants Vs. Las Vegas Raiders Injury Report
- Daniel Jones (QB)-Neck: Probable
- Darren Waller (TE)-Hamstring: OUT
- Graham Gano (K)-Knee: Questionable
- Saquon Barkley (RB)-Ankle: Questionable
- Wan’Dale Robinson (WR)-Knee: Questionable
- Maxx Crosby (DE)-Knee: Questionable
- Nate Hobbs (CB)-Ankle: Questionable
- Daniel Carlson (K)-Groin: Questionable
New York Giants Key Stats
If the Giants want any chance at winning this game, they have to get their running game going like they did last week.
The Giants did a good job with this against the Jets. They ran for over 200 rushing yards in that game, even when they had practice squad QB Tommy DeVito out there.
Las Vegas is another good team to exploit with the run. They are not much better than the Jets at defending this. The Raiders rank 30th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (140.6).
One of the biggest things to note for the Giants is that an Under bet has been a virtual lock in their games this season. It has converted in seven out of eight of the Giants’ games.
There is certainly evidence that it is going to hit once again here. The Giants score the fewest points per game in the NFL and are dealing with many key injuries.
TE Darren Waller is out this game due to a hamstring injury. Although QB Daniel Jones is expected to return here, do not expect him or RB Saquon Barkley to be 100% in this game.
Combined with the fact the Giants are likely going to try to run the football a lot again here, this game has a very good chance of going Under.
Las Vegas Raiders Key Stats
Most offensive stats we have for the Raiders this season can be thrown out the window. That is because rookie QB Aidan O’Connell will make his first-ever professional start on Sunday.
O’Connell was a fourth-round draft pick this year who played college football at Purdue. He has had to fill in the middle of a couple of games this season. So far, he has 313 passing yards with a touchdown pass and two interceptions.
Expect Las Vegas to rely a lot on RB Josh Jacobs this game. It helps that the Giants are not much better at defending the run. They allow just over 127 rushing yards per game.
This game is difficult to predict due to injuries and unproven players on both sides. However, the one thing I am confident in is that this game will go Under.
Both teams will likely try to run the ball a lot in this game. Plus, one side has a mediocre offense at best, while the other relies on a rookie quarterback.