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Monday Night Football picks, odds, more for Packers-Giants, Titans-Dolphins Week 14

The MNF doubleheader is back to close out Week 14.

Jordan Love #10 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field on December 03, 2023 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

It’ll be another Monday Night Football doubleheader to close out this week of football, for the first time since early this season.

ABC viewers will get Giants vs. Packers. The New York Giants enter the game at 4-8 in what has been a disappointing season. After making the playoffs with an underpowered roster last season, New York built their offseason around securing their stars and signing new talent in an attempt to make it back. However, the Giants lost starting quarterback Daniel Jones to a season-ending injury and never looked good with or without him in their lineup, starting the year at 2-8. Turning to rookie passer Tommy Devito, the Giants have found their first spark of life this season, entering Monday’s game on a two-game win streak.

As for the Green Bay Packers, they enter their matchup with the Giants as one of the NFL’s hottest teams. Although they sit at 6-6, Green Bay currently holds a Wild Card slot and is riding a three-game win streak that includes quality wins over the Lions and Chiefs. Their defense and running game have made some plays down the stretch, but the biggest story is first-year starting quarterback Jordan Love establishing a connection with his young receiving core. Wideouts Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks have emerged as one of the NFL’s deeper rooms at the position over their past few games.

On ESPN, viewers will get to watch the Dolphins take on the Titans. The Miami Dolphins currently hold the second seed in the AFC, led by an explosive offense and one of the NFL’s top young coaches in Mike McDaniel. At 9-3, the Dolphins have proven themselves to be among the NFL’s better teams, but not necessarily the elite. Their three losses are to the Chiefs, Bills, and Eagles. Their highest quality win? The Chargers or the Broncos. Miami has proven they can beat up on the league’s worst, but they can’t be trusted to defeat the best.

The Tennessee Titans are 4-8 in what has been a rough, but not entirely surprising season for the franchise. Rookie Will Levis has shown flashes of potential, but the Titans are still very much in quarterback limbo this season and beyond. On offense, the team’s two best players are veterans DeAndre Hopkins and Derrick Henry, fantastic but inconsistent former All-Pros who are past their prime. Head coach Mike Vrabel’s defense is now merely middle of the pack rather than the near-elite unit they were in years past. Tennessee is stuck in a rut of bad-to-mediocre for yet another year in what has become a worrying trend for the team.

Odds and predictions for Monday Night Football, via DraftKings Sportsbook

Giants vs. Packers, 8:15 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN+

Point spread: Packers -6

O/U: 37

Moneyline: Packers -270, Giants +220

Best bet: Packers -6

The Giants’ winning streak lends some hope to what has been a dismal season for the franchise, but they’ve simply been finding their footing against some of the NFL’s worst teams. The Packers, on the other hand, have established themselves as a legitimate playoff contender with wins over some of the NFL’s best. Green Bay’s rapidly-improving passing attack and one-two punch at running back should pose a problem for New York, while the Packers’ defense, which kept the Lions and Chiefs’ offenses in check the past few weeks, should be able to handle rookie Tommy Devito. The Packers should be able to win this matchup by a touchdown.

Dolphins vs. Titans, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN

Point spread: Dolphins -14

O/U: 46.5

Moneyline: Dolphins -950, Titans +625

Best bet: Over 46.5

A 46.5-point total means approximately 23 per team. The Dolphins average 32 points a game this season alone. As mentioned earlier, Miami has had no problems running up the score on the NFL’s non-playoff teams, and the 4-8 Titans should be no different. And with explosive rookie running back De’Von Achane back in their lineup, the Dolphins offense is as strong as ever. Even though the Titans’ offense hasn’t been that great this season, they’d just need to score over 14 points — something they’ve done in every game except one this year — to hit the over if the Dolphins just score their average. Of course, there will be some wiggle room on both sides — but if the Dolphins are playing a team with a losing record, the over generally makes the most sense.

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.