The Cincinnati Bengals will head to Metlife Stadium to face the New York Giants on Sunday as part of the Week 2 NFL preseason schedule. These two franchises had opposite 2021 campaigns. The Giants struggled throughout the year, finishing with a 4-13 record and cleaning house by hiring Brian Daboll as their head coach. Meanwhile, Cincinnati had a magical 10-7 record en route to a Super Bowl appearance against the Rams.
Kickoff from Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. New York is a 5.5-point favorite in the latest Bengals vs. Giants odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 39. Before making any Giants vs. Bengals picks or NFL predictions, you need to see what SportsLine NFL expert R.J. White has to say.
Over the past seven years White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, has gone 329-250-21 (56.8 percent) in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. He also is SportsLine's No. 1 NFL expert, going 445-378-24 on his against-the-spread NFL picks from 2017-21, returning $2,542 to $100 players.
In addition, White has gone 29-17 on his last 46 picks involving the Giants, returning $1,004. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, White has set his sights on Giants vs. Bengals and just locked in his picks and NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see White's picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Bengals vs. Giants:
- Bengals vs. Giants spread: Giants -5.5
- Bengals vs. Giants over/under: 39 points
- Bengals vs. Giants money line: Giants -250, Bengals +205
- CIN: Bengals are 8-0 ATS in their last eight games
- NYG: Under is 21-6-1 in Giants' last 28 games
- Bengals vs. Giants picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Bengals can cover
Backup quarterback Brandon Allen is dealing with a concussion, so Jake Browning is looking to make an early impact for this unit. Browning is an accurate quarterback who owns solid mechanics and footwork. He played within the rhythm of the offense and made plays in the first preseason matchup, going 13-for-24 for 190 yards.
Rookie receiver Kendric Pryor is an athletic playmaker with quick releases off the line. Pryor gets in and out of his breaks smoothly with speed to break away from defenders. The Wisconsin product has strong hands with the ability to make plays downfield. He led the team with four catches for 89 yards and a score in the first preseason contest.
Why the Giants can cover
Rookie quarterback Drew Plitt hopes to impress the coaching staff and stick to the roster. Plitt is patient and poise in the pocket. The Ball State product spreads the pigskin around and is an accurate passer. Plitt went 6-for-6 for 67 yards and one passing touchdown in his Cincinnati debut.
Receiver Trent Taylor is a versatile playmaker who can play on special teams as well. Taylor is quick and is able to get open downfield. The 2017 fifth-round pick makes defenders miss in space and turns on the jets. Against the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason opener, Taylor snagged four passes for 74 yards.
How to make Bengals vs. Giants picks
White has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning Over on the point total, he has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Giants vs. Bengals? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see White's Bengals vs. Giants picks, all from the expert who is an amazing 29-17 on New York picks, and find out.