The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints opened the London Series last weekend. Week 5 is the turn of the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2019, and the Packers are expected to extend a three-game winning streak against the Giants.
There were low expectations in preseason, but New York have started well with wins over the Titans, Panthers and Bears.
Total Points: Under 42.5
It has been the season of the under. While there was a high-scoring game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend, this isn’t likely to follow the same pattern.
Both Green Bay and New York have gone under the total in three of their four games, and both rank better defensively than they do on offence.
The Giants are ninth in points conceded, while Green Bay is seventh. A lot of time will come off the clock with the two offences keen to keep the ball on the ground – both teams rank in the top 10 in frequency of rushing plays.
The Packers and Giants have gone under this number in all four of their games.
Player Rushing Yards: Saquon Barkley over 79.5
Just seven teams allow more yards per rushing attempt than the Packers. Saquon Barkley is the NFL’s leader in rushing yards, averaging 115.8 yards on the ground per game.
With Daniel Jones wildly ineffective when dropping back, the Giants are going to give the ball to Barkley frequently. He has gone over this number in three of four.
Field Goals Made: New York Giants Over 1.5
Only the Raiders and Falcons average more field goal attempts per game than the Giants. The Niners are the only team to conceded fewer first downs than the Packers.
This Giants offence is really going to struggle on Sunday. Barkley has to carry an enormous burden, which might be enough to get them into field goal territory, but Jones’ inability to play from the pocket will force them into field goals.
All odds are subject to change