On Sunday, a pivotal NFC matchup between the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions will take place at MetLife Stadium. The Lions enter the game with a pair of victories under their belts and are attempting to somehow stay in the mix for the playoffs.
With five victories in their previous six games, New York, which now sits atop the NFC East rankings, will be aiming to maintain their lead over the Eagles in the division. Since 2014, Detroit has won two straight games and three straight, but this New York side will be tougher to beat than any of the others.
Lions vs Giants Betting Odds
Lions vs Giants Match Details
Fixture: Detroit at New York
Date and Time: Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 PM ET
Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Lions vs Giants Head-to-Head
Since Detroit was known as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans, the New York and Detroit series began in 1930. The Lions are 1-0 in the postseason against the Giants and have a 23-21-1 advantage in the regular season series (26-7 in 1935).
New York and Detroit have faced each other eight times since the NFL reconfigured into eight divisions of four teams in 2002, and they have split those eight games. The most recent meeting between the clubs took place in 2019 at Ford Field in Detroit, with Detroit winning it by a score of 31–26.
Lions vs Giants Key Stats
With two straight victories, Detroit enters this weekend playing its best football of the year and is focused on finding a way to move up the NFC standings. The good news is that Detroit likely won’t have much difficulty matching New York’s average offense in the air, while it might be difficult to stop them on the ground.
Keeping the ball moving could be beneficial for the offense in this game. Detroit is among the top ten offensive teams in the league, and they might at the very least give New York a scare in this game.
One of the best stories in sports this year has been New York, who are now only one game behind the Eagles in the NFC East standings. While they once appeared to be a strong postseason contender, they now believe they may even challenge for the divisional crown and perhaps earn a bye.
For New York, this game appears destined to be decided on the ground. They themselves have the third-best running attack in the league, so Saquon Barkley will be heavily relied upon to lead the way.
Lions vs Giants Best Picks and Prediction
Against Detroit, which has one of the worst rushing defenses in the league, New York will use its nearly dominant run attack to lead the NFL. Even though Detroit has an equally potent offense, the Giants’ superior defense makes playing at home an advantage for this team. New York has also amassed more than 350 total yards in its prior game, and covers.com reports that they are 5-0 ATS in their subsequent five games.
Pick: New York -3 (-110)