[8:30 PM] Giants @ Packers

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Giants (2-2)

@ Green Bay Packers (2-1)


Current odds:

New York Giants: (+260)

Green Bay Packers: (-320)


ESPN simulations have Green Bay as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Green Bay to win as (XX) favorites.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is becoming a lightning rod for criticism as much for an inability to control his emotions as his wondrous pass-catching abilities. The spotlight on Beckham only promises to intensify when the New York Giants pay a visit to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a nationally televised contest on Sunday night.

New York has quickly leveled off following a 2-0 start and was dominated in all facets by the Vikings, including Beckham’s three-catch performance for a career-low 23 yards. Manning could find more success with the passing game against the Packers, who will be without top cornerback Sam Shields (concussion), although linebacker Clay Matthews should return to the lineup after sitting out a 34-27 home win over Detroit in Week 3. Manning has a troika of wideouts to throw to in Beckham, rookie Sterling Shepard and Victor Cruz, but the running game could again be without lead back Rashad Jennings, who was limited in practice Thursday due to a thumb injury. The Giants also have issues in their secondary with cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and rookie Eli Apple limited by injuries.

Rodgers still has yet to throw for more than 213 yards in a game, but he did have four touchdown passes and completed more than 60 percent of his attempts for the first time in the home opener against Detroit. Jordy Nelson, who missed the 2015 season due to a torn ACL, had six catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 to push his season totals to 17 receptions and four scores. Fellow wideout Randall Cobb is coming off a one-catch performance that stretched his touchdown drought to nine games, but running back Eddie Lacy went over 100 yards for the first time. Green Bay’s defense ranks 29th in the league against the pass at 307.3 yards per game.

Manning is two TD passes shy of becoming the eighth QB in history to reach 300 and needs one win for the 100th of his career.

Rodgers owns the highest passer rating at home in league history with a mark of 110.2.

New York is seeking a franchise milestone, going for its 700th victory.


StreakSmarts Pick: Green Bay Packers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick