Saturday October 8th, 2016

The New York Giants (2-2) looked nothing like the team that won their first two games of the season in a 24-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

The Giants will now play their second straight NFC North opponent on the road in the Week 5 Sunday night game when they visit the Green Bay Packers (2-1) as 7.5-point underdogs on the NFL point spreads at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

New York looks to continue a series trend that has seen the road team go 7-3 straight up in the past 10 meetings. But the Giants were out of sync offensively at Minnesota, with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. totaling just three catches for a career-low 23 yards despite being targeted nine times.

Beckham’s poor start to the season, which includes no touchdowns, has been a major concern for the team considering how well he played in each of his first two years, scoring 25 times to go along with 2,755 receiving yards.

Meanwhile, the Packers hope to pick up where they left off before their bye week, getting off to a fast start against the Detroit Lions before holding on for a 34-27 home victory that barely covered the 6.5-point closing line.

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Green Bay led 31-10 at halftime before Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford led a late rally that ultimately fell short. The Packers are 17-7 against the spread in their last 24 games at Lambeau Field following a home win and 13-1 SU in their previous 14 overall in the month of October.

Prior to that game, the Denver Broncos (4-0) will attempt to stay perfect when they host the Atlanta Falcons (3-1), who are averaging 38 points per game to make them the highest scoring team in the NFL. The Broncos are 5.5-point home favorites and expect to have quarterback Trevor Siemian (shoulder) in the lineup.

However, Denver’s tough task will be trying to stop the dangerous combination of quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones, who became the first teammates in league history to reach 500 passing yards and 300 receiving yards in a single game, respectively.

The Broncos are just 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven as home chalk while the Falcons have gone an impressive 7-2 ATS in their past nine as road dogs.

Another intriguing late matchup will take place in Oakland between AFC West rivals as the Raiders (3-1) host the struggling San Diego Chargers (1-3) as 3.5-point home favorites.

Bettors may wonder why Oakland is not favored by more points, but San Diego has won nine of the past 12 meetings SU on the road, going 19-7 ATS in the last 26 games played at the Oakland Coliseum. Plus, the Raiders are only 2-13 SU and 3-12 ATS in their previous 15 games after winning as underdogs. 

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