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Giants vs. Raiders predictions: A few brave souls are picking the Giants to win

Can New York gets its third victory of the season on Sunday?

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The 2-6 New York Giants look for their third victory of the season on Sunday when they host the 5-2 Las Vegas Raiders. Let’s see if national NFL analysts think they will get it.

  • FiveThirtyEight gives the Giants a 41 percent chance of winning on Sunday.
  • At ESPN, Jordan Ranaan and Paul Gutierrez are both picking Las Vegas. ESPN’s Football Power Index gives the Giants a 45.7 percent chance of winning.
  • At NFL.com, Gregg Rosenthal is taking the Raiders, and he’s blaming Joe Judge for that:

“I’ve believed that New York is better than its record for a while now, and Daniel Jones is mostly holding up, but the fact Joe Judge’s squad has been outscored 42-0 in the final two minutes of first halves is an indictment of his coaching ability. The Giants are bad in all the situational football ways he’s supposed to be good. In a battle of special teams mavens, I’m rolling with the BISACCIA BUMP.”

  • Pete Prisco of CBS Sports is taking the Giants to pull off the upset.
  • The Sporting News is going with Las Vegas.
  • At Pro Football Talk, both Mike Florio and Michael David Smith are taking the Raiders. Florio also takes a shot at Judge, writing “The fish stinks from the headset.”
  • At Bleacher Report, three of six analysts are picking the Giants. Yes, that means three are also picking the Raiders. We’re good at math here at Big Blue View.
  • At College Football News, three of 11 analysts are taking the Giants.
  • DraftKings Nation is picking the Giants, and at the same time expressing “no confidence” in that selection. Check out the latest odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, which has the Raiders favored by 3 points.
  • At Athlon Sports, all four analysts are picking the Raiders.