The Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants will play in Week 2 of the preseason. The game will take place on Sunday August 21, at 7:00 pm ET at Metlife Stadium. The two teams haven’t played since the 2020 season, when the Giants squeaked out a 19-17 win.
The Giants have a possible quarterback battle brewing between Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor. There is a very real chance that the latter gets a some reps with the first team offense during the preseason. Both guys saw action last week and could this week with the looming battle. Also, does Kenny Golladay look any better than he has thus far in the preseason? The Bengals will not play their starters this preseason. Quarterback Joe Burrow was out due to appendicitis earlier in the preseason, but he’s back in training camp now. Even though he is back, don’t expect to see him at all.
Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for Bengals vs. Giants in Week 2 of the NFL preseason.
All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Bengals vs. Giants odds
Point total: 39
Moneyline: Bengals +205 Giants -245
Our picks, best bets
Pick against the spread: Giants -5.5
The Giants starters will probably see some time this week with both Jones and Taylor needing reps. The starting offense should be able to score against the Bengals’ backups they have some issues they need to figure out. The two quarterbacks should be able to score at least one touchdown a piece with some good reps.
The Bengals backups were able to put up 23 points last week, and if they can replicate that again take the over. The Giants scored 23 points last week as well, and should be more comfortable in the second game of head coach Brian Daboll’s system.
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