The New York Giants’ 2020 season was highlighted by an injury to superstar Saquon Barkley and an opt out by Nate Soldier until Week 17. Now, Giants fans will remember the season as a stolen opportunity at the hands of Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants took care of business in the final regular season game and set themselves up to clinch a spot in the NFC Playoffs, all they needed was Philadelphia to beat Washington (Pederson benched the starting quarterback in the second half). In retrospect, the Giants needed to win more than six games to make a playoff case.
Free agency was more or less a dud for the Giants, who were held up trying to work out a longterm deal with pass rusher Leonard Williams, who was signed after a weeks-long back-and-forth with the team. Offensively, New York brought in a couple of weapons in speedster John Ross and former-Lions star Kenny Golladay to help out Daniel Jones this coming season. It’s crunch time for Jones, who needs a successful season otherwise the team might be moving forward without him.
Tolerance for failure is low in New York– successors to Tom Coughlin haven’t lasted more than two seasons with losing records and Joe Judge is looking at season two.
New York Giants Week 1 odds
The Giants kick off their 2021 season at home against the Denver Broncos. A season ago, turnovers and an overall inability to move the football marred the Giants’ chances of winning football games, though they fielded a decent defense. The Broncos had their season stunted by injuries and COVID-19 tests, including a game where they rostered zero eligible quarterbacks. Both teams add a star receiver (Courtland Sutton returns from injury for the Broncos, Kenny Golloday was added to the Giants in free agency).
Even with upgrades to their respective offenses, this is expected to be a still defensive battle, with the game having an over/under of . New York finished 2020 with a staggering 3-13 record against the over– the worst mark in the NFL since Atlanta in 2015. The Giants opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this game and now sit at a season after finishing 9-7 against the spread.
New York Giants futures odds
Giants Super Bowl odds and other futures markets 2021
- Odds to win Super Bowl: +8000
- To win NFC: +4000
- To win NFC East: +450
- Make playoffs: +225
- Giants win total: 7 (-130)
Odds last updated August 5
Giants prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. Wayne Gallman, in Saquon Barkley’s absence, was a popular target of rushing prop bet this past season. For example, Gallman’s projected rushing total in the Giants’ Week 9 matchup with the Washington Football Team was 39.5 yards. That game, he amassed 68 yards, giving those who bet the over on his rushing total the win.
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New York Giants 2021 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Line|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 12||vs Denver Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||Broncos -1.5|
|Week 2||Thursday, Sept. 16||at Washington Football Team||8:20 p.m. ET||WFT -3.5|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 26||vs Atlanta Falcons||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 3||at New Orleans Saints||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 10||at Dallas Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 17||vs Los Angeles Rams||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 24||vs Carolina Panthers||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 8||Monday, Nov. 1||at Kansas City Chiefs||8:15 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 7||vs Las Vegas Raiders||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 14||BYE||N/A||N/A|
|Week 11||Monday, Nov. 22||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8:15 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 28||vs Philadelphia Eagles||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 5||at Miami Dolphins||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 12||at Los Angeles Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 19||vs Dallas Cowboys||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 26||at Philadelphia Eagles||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 2||at Chicago Bears||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 18||Sunday, Jan. 9||vs Washington Football Team||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
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How to bet on the New York Giants
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Giants -105
- Falcons +110
The Giants are considered favorites in this matchup (indicated by -105), requiring a $105 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Falcons are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $210 total for a $100 bet ($110 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Giants -2.5 (-110)
- 49ers +2.5 (-110)
In this example, New York is favored by 2.5 points, indicated by “-2.5.” If the Giants win the game 23-20, the Giants (-2.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the 49ers keep the game within three and lose 19-17, the 49ers (+2.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Giants’ Week 5 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys had a projected point total of 47.5 points. The Giants lost the game 37-34, resulting in 71 total points. Those who bet the over on the point total that week would have cashed out.
The 2020 Giants fielded both a stiff defense and a lackluster offense at times. That combination resulted in games involving the Giants having relatively low projected point totals, often between 42 and 46 points. However, the over/under was determinant on the opponent; their game against Cleveland, for instance, had a higher point total because of the Browns’ ability to score.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Giants (-225) were heavily favored against the Lions (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Giants to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Giants fell to a big 17-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Lions, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Giants to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take New York (+130) at halftime and the Giants pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Lions (+190) in that game, but New York jumps out to a 10-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on New York (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Giants 2020 recap
Record ATS: 9-7
Over/under record: 3-13
There was a point in the 2020 NFL season where the Giants were winners of four straight, sat 5-7, and were in control of the NFC East. That was followed by a three game losing streak and New York missing out on another postseason. 6-10 isn’t the team’s worst-case scenario considering they were without their best offensive lineman and team leader Nate Soldier as well as their best offensive weapon in Saquon Barkley. Daniel Jones continued to sputter behind center, coming in third in turnovers per game.
However, New York’s defense kept them in plenty of games, resulting in a record against the spread over 0.500; they kept games against the Steelers, Bears, Rams, and Seahawks within reach. The number that jumps off the page with the Giants is their 3-13 mark against the point total, which was a result of a terrific defense and a turnover-prone offense. The focus in 2021 will surely be scoring more points.
Giants 2021 offseason moves
Re-signings: DL Leonard Williams (three years, $63 million)
Free agent losses: DL Dalvin Tomlinson (to Vikings), G Kevin Zeitler (to Ravens), T Cameron Fleming (to Broncos), EDGE Kyle Fackrell (to Chargers), RB Wayne Gallman (to 49ers)
Free agent signings: WR John Ross (one year, $2.5 million), WR Kenny Golladay (four years, $72 million), LB Reggie Ragland (one year, $1.1 million), G Zach Fulton (one year, $1.2 million), EDGE Ifeadi Odenigbo (one year, $2.5 million), DL Danny Shelton (one year, $1.1 million)
Draft picks: WR Kadarius Toney, EDGE Azeez Ojulari, CB Aaron Robinson