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MNF Showdown – Brady To Face Old Foes In Familiar Circumstances

If there is a team that Tom Brady probably enjoys beating the most, then it will be the New York Giants.

Having beaten Brady’s New England Patriots twice in the Super Bowl, on the first occasion denying the Patriots a perfect 19-0 season, It is clear those defeats still rankle with the Buccaneers quarterback.

The two teams met at the MetLife Stadium last year and Brady gained a degree of revenge in that game, rallying his team from an 11-point deficit to claim a win.

New York now get the chance to bounce back from that loss as they head to the Raymond James Stadium tonight to face the reigning Super Bowl Champions on their home soil.

And the whole game has a degree of familiarity about it.

Especially when you check the odds on offer with UniBet Sportsbook.

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Bucs Expected To Win

The Bucs are the big -10.5 favorites to win the game tonight against the Giants and it is not hard to see why.

Tom Brady’s team sit atop the NFC South with a 6-3 record and can move 2.5 games clear of the Saints with a win in this game tonight against an opponent that is 3-6 and sitting bottom of the NFC East.

However, there is no doubt that the Giants are improving. In their last three games, they have beaten the Panthers 25-3, the Raiders 23-16 and lost narrowly to the Kansas City Chiefs 17-20.

It’s not just results though. The Giants have seen improving performances from the likes of Devontae Booker, Daniel Jones, Evan Engram and Kadarius Toney. Their defense is also stepping up and starting to get more pressure on opposing offenses.

The Bucs also come into this game having lost their last two matches bracketing their bye week last week. Defeats to the Saints and then the Washington Football team have seen the Bucs fall a little behind the teams at the top of the NFC seedings.

Even so, the Bucs are expected to win the game and they are -500 on the moneyline with Unibet, which gives you an indication of how much the bookies favor the home team here.

Key Bucs Players Set To Return

Part of the reason for the low odds on the Bucs is that Sean Murphy-Bunting could well be back in contention for a start on Monday night. The secondary has struggled without his presence and his return would bring more stability to that area of the Bucs defense.

On offense, the Bucs could also welcome back Rob Gronkowski after several weeks out with injury. Tom Brady’s favorite target would be a huge addition to the offense at Tight End, especially seeing as the Bucs are already without Antonio Brown.

There is also likely to be good news for Giants fans too with their star running back Saquon Barkley reportedly ready to suit up for the game. His pace and elusiveness is going to be vital if the Giants are going to have a say in how the game goes this evening.

Our Tips For The Giants @ Buccaneers

After two poor performances in their last two games, the Buccaneers need to get back on

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track with a win here and there is no doubt that Tom Brady is going to be motivated to play against the team he enjoys beating more than any other.

However, the Giants have shown that they are no push-overs in recent weeks and rather than the blowout win that the bookmaking sites are expecting, I can see a much closer game in prospect.

I’d back the Giants on the spread with a +10.5 handicap in their favor at -110, and I would go for Under 49.5 points to be scored in the game.

I still feel the Bucs would win the game, but probably by 4-7 points rather than the larger win that most people seem to feel will be the case.

Tune in tonight to enjoy the action and see whether these tips land or not!

 

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