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Falcons vs Giants Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 3
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Falcons vs Giants Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 3

by Allyson ParkSeptember 22, 2021
  • Daniel Jones looking sharp
  • Close game?
  • Falcons’ having trouble getting started

In the third week of the NFL regular season, the Atlanta Falcons travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants. The kickoff is slated for 1 pm EST.

Both these teams are looking to get their first win of the season. The Falcons lost 25-48 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, and the Giants fell to the Washington Football Team in a heartbreaking 29-30 loss on Thursday night.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: ATL +3 (-115) | NYG -3 (-105)
  • MoneyLine: ATL +140 | NYG -160
  • Total: 47.0 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)

All odds listed are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Falcons vs Giants Prediction: Spread

I think that this will be a close game. The Giants are currently 3-point favorites over the Falcons, and even though I think this is a hard game to predict, I eventually had to go with the Giants to cover the spread. Despite losing, they put up an impressive performance against Washington on Thursday.

  • Free Prediction: New York Giants to cover the spread (-3)

Falcons vs Giants Prediction: MoneyLine

Both teams are looking to get their first win of the season in this Week 3 matchup, and while I think this game will be a good one, I’m taking the Giants on the moneyline.

The Giants are coming off the heels of an unlucky one-point loss to Washington, a game in which they performed admirably. The standout performance of the night was Daniel Jones. The New York quarterback played the best game of his career last Thursday, rushing for 95 yards on nine attempts, completing 22 of 32 pass attempts, and throwing for 249 passing yards.

I say this as a long-time Washington fan. The Giants looked good on Thursday. Better than they have been in a really long time. Jones proved that he is a versatile quarterback who can both rush for yards and throw for yards, making him a notable threat who should not be ignored.

On the Atlanta side, both their losses in this season have been pretty bad. They lost to the Philadelphia Eagles 32-6 in their season opener and they also lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25-48 on Sunday. They got into a little bit of a groove on their offensive side in their Week 2 game, but not enough to get them the win.

Originally, I was sure that Matt Ryan was a better quarterback than Daniel Jones, but after watching Jones rush nearly 100 yards on Thursday, I’m going to have to change my mind. I think Jones is an incredibly threatening, versatile player who, with more time, could grow into a great quarterback.

Ultimately, it’s a difficult pick, but I’m taking the Giants for this Week 3 game. If Jones continues to improve, he and the Giants will be a force to be reckoned with this season, especially in this game, playing against a Falcons team who have struggled to get any type of momentum going these past two weeks.

  • Free Prediction: New York Giants -160

Falcons vs Giants Prediction: Total

The total for this game is 47 points. That honestly seems like a steep points total for two teams who’ve failed to get a regular-season win so far, and since the oddsmakers are undecided for this one, that means I have to go off my instincts to make this pick. It honestly could go either way, but I would bet the under.

  • Free Prediction: Under -110

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About The Author
Allyson Park
Allyson Park is a sports writer and media content creator at Knup Solutions. She covers a variety of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. She is currently a student at Virginia Tech majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in creative writing. Her favorite sports to watch are NFL football and women's soccer. After graduating, she hopes to enter the sports journalism industry and provide a unique angle and perspective on sports as a woman of color.