It was supposed to be a new beginning for the New York Giants post-Eli Manning. Daniel Jones was looking like the franchise quarterback and Saquon Barkley was emerging as one of the young faces of the NFL. However, after veteran tackle Nate Solder opted out for the season, it’s been straight downhill for the Football Giants; Jones has struggled to produce points behind a porous offensive line and Barkley is done for the season after tearing his ACL.
The lone bright spot for the team so far has been the projection at another top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. New head coach Joe Judge could be looking at an early hot seat should his team not turn things around.
NY Giants Week 12 odds
The Giants are coming off their bye week and take on a banged up Bengals team. They opened as +3 road underdogs but now sit at .
Daniel Jones has been a liability with turnovers this season, leading the league in fumbles lost. He’s done a better job hanging onto the football in each of the Giants’ two past games, both of which translated into wins. The Bengals have forced and recovered just one fumble all season long, so Jones gets another break. It should be a good day for Wayne Gallman, who’s the NFL’s third-leading rusher over the last four games. Cincinnati also sits 29th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (136.2).
Defensively, the Giants also get a break. The Bengals are down star rookie Joe Burrow, who was lost for the season a week ago. Cincinnati will also be without Joe Mixon, who was placed on the IR. In their place will be Brandon Allen, who started three games for Denver a season ago, and Giovanni Bernard, who’s struggled to find his step this season. The Giants are allowing just 23.6 points per game (12th) and should continue to find success in this one.
Giants futures odds
Giants Super Bowl odds
Despite playing in the weakest division in the league, the Giants are beyond out of consideration for Super Bowl LV. Their odds sit at +35000.
Giants NFC East odds
All three Giants wins this season have come in-division and their odds to win the NFC East climb to a modest +1000. The gaffe that is the NFC East continues, as the Giants sit just half a game out of first despite being 3-7.
Giants win total
The Giants’ projected win total before the season was 6 wins.
2020 New York Giants schedule and odds
|Week 1||Monday, Sept. 14||7:15 p.m. ET||vs. Pittsburgh||Steelers -3.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 20||1:00 p.m. ET||at Chicago||Bears -5.5|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 27||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. San Francisco||49ers -7.5|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 4||4:05 p.m. ET||at LA Rams||Rams -6.5|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 11||4:25 p.m. ET||at Dallas||Cowboys -8.5|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 18||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. Washington||Giants -6|
|Week 7||Thursday, Oct. 22||8:20 p.m. ET||at Philadelphia||Eagles -8.5|
|Week 8||Monday, Nov. 2||8:15 p.m. ET||vs. Tampa Bay||Buccaneers -3.5|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 8||1:00 p.m. ET||at Washington||Giants -2.5|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 15||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. Philadelphia||Eagles -5|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 22||BYE|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 29||1:00 p.m. ET||at Cincinnati||Giants -1.5|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 6||4:05 p.m. ET||at Seattle||Seahawks -8|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 13||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. Arizona||Giants -1.5|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 20||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. Cleveland||Browns -2.5|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 27||1:00 p.m. ET||at Baltimore||Ravens -12.5|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 3||1:00 p.m. ET||vs. Dallas||N/A|
How to bet on the Giants
A moneyline bet is defined as a wager on which team will win a game outright, regardless of margin of victory. An example of a moneyline bet would be as follows: Say the Giants and Cowboys are facing off at the Meadowlands, with the home team carrying moneyline odds of +120 and the visitors’ moneyline odds sitting at -120. A bettor placing a wager on a Giants win would therefore win $120 for every $100 wagered, while one placing a bet on the favored Cowboys notching a victory would get back $100 for every $120 they risked.
A point spread in an NFL game is defined as the predicted minimum margin of victory for the favored team. Therefore, a point-spread wager on a favored team is successful when that team wins by more than the point spread at the time the bet was placed. Conversely, a point-spread wager on an underdog team is successful when that team either loses by less than the point spread at the time the bet was placed, or when it wins the game outright. As is the case with moneyline bets, a point spread bet has specific payout odds for either outcome.
An example of point-spread bet would be as follows: The Giants are favored over the Redskins by 6.5 points, and that bet pays out at a rate of -110 if successful. Meanwhile, as underdogs, Washington has odds of +110 of beating that spread. New York goes on to win the game by a 28-21 score, a margin of seven points. That means that in this instance, bettors who placed a wager on the Giants to cover the spread will have a winning ticket and earn $100 for every $110 they wager.
A totals bet is one of the more straightforward wagers available at regulated sportsbooks. In this type of bet, oddsmakers set a number for the total number of points that will be scored by both teams by the end of a game. Bettors can place a wager on whether the final score will either exceed or fall short of that total. As with moneyline and point-spread bets, a totals bet has specific payout odds for either outcome, although they’re very often set at -110.
An example of a totals bet would be as follows: The Giants and Eagles face off and oddsmakers have set a projected total of 46 points. Ultimately, New York prevails by a 28-20 score. Bettors who placed a wager on the Over will therefore win $100 for every $110 risked.
A prop bet is one that’s based on a statistical benchmark set by oddsmakers on either a team or individual-player level. As with totals wagers, bettors can put their money on either the Over or Under hitting. As with other types of wagers already discussed, a prop bet has specific payout odds for either outcome, although they’re often set at -110.
An example of a player-based prop bet would be as follows: Oddsmakers set the projected amount of 2020 receiving TDs by Darius Slayton at 8. Both the Over and Under wagers carry odds of -110. Slayton then finishes the season with 10 receiving scores. Bettors who placed a wager on the Over will win $100 for every $110 risked.
Futures bets are those placed on events or contingencies that do not yet have a final outcome/result. For the NFL, futures bets are available throughout the offseason, and those that can only be settled at or past the conclusion of the regular season are typically available on an in-season basis as well.
There are a wide variety of futures wagers available at any given time. During the offseason, wagers centered on team outcomes – such as Super Bowl winner, conference winner and division winner – are particularly prevalent. Futures on projected regular-season team win totals are also popular. Player-level prop bets can fall under the umbrella of futures wagers as well when placed in the offseason or preseason. Multiple Giants-based player prop futures and their corresponding odds are listed below.
Teaser wagers are a slightly more sophisticated type of bet, as they allow the bettor to manipulate the point spread a certain amount in either direction. Teaser bets involve two or more sporting events, and each sporting event in the teaser must have a successful outcome for the teaser bet to pay off. Teaser bets can be based on both point spread and totals. In an NFL teaser, a bettor can manipulate a spread in either direction by between four and 10 points, and a projected total by 6, 6.5 or 7 points. Odds vary depending on the amount of the movement chosen.
2019 Giants season in review
New York Giants record: 4-12
2019 Regular-Season ATS: 7-9 (43.8 percent)
2019 Over/Under: 10-6 (62.5 percent)
In contrast to division mates Philadelphia and Dallas, expectations were decidedly low in New York coming into the 2019 campaign. As it turned out, coach Pat Shurmur’s crew delivered on that prognosis and then some, with the forgettable campaign costing Shurmur his job and also indirectly leading to the retirement of franchise legend Eli Manning. However, that’s not to say there weren’t bright spots. In fact, following the Week 3 promotion of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, who the Giants had taken slack for selecting sixth overall the prior April, New York erased an 0-2 start with back-to-back wins.
Unfortunately, Saquon Barkley suffered an ankle injury in that first victory, leading to him missing the next three contests. Jones also sat for a pair of contests late in the year with an ankle issue of his own, which afforded Manning the last two starts of his career. Receiver Sterling Shepard missed six games with a concussion, and promising tight end Evan Engram played just half the season due to knee and Lisfranc injuries. Offseason acquisition Golden Tate also got a late start to his first Big Apple season because of a four-game season-opening suspension. And if that wasn’t enough, New York’s defense was also a constant albatross around the neck of the team.
The need to often play catch-up did lead to some solid numbers for Jones (3,027 passing yards, 26 total touchdowns), while Shepard’s extended absence provided Darius Slayton an opportunity to shine (two 100-yard games, 48 receptions, 15.4 YPC, eight touchdowns). Barkley got over the 1,000-yard mark on the last Sunday of the season and will undoubtedly look forward to a healthy 2020. Ownership did deem a change at the top was needed following the 4-12 season, however, leading to the hiring of former Patriots special teams/receivers coach Joe Judge as head coach and former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett as offensive coordinator.
2020 Giants off-season moves
Key re-signings: Leonard Williams, DT (franchise tag)
Key free agent losses: Mike Remmers, OT (to KC); Antonio Hamilton, CB (to KC); Cody Latimer, WR (to WAS)
Key free agent signings: James Bradberry, CB (from CAR); Blake Martinez, LB (from GB); Kyle Fackrell, LB (from GB); Dion Lewis, RB (released by TEN); Austin Johnson, DT (from TEN)
Key draft picks: Andrew Thomas, OT (1st round); Xavier McKinney, S (2nd round)
The Giants had the salary cap room to do some shopping on the open market, and they struck early with a couple of big names in Bradberry and Martinez. Both players should pay immediate dividends in helping shore up what was often an abysmal defense last season. Then, the drafting of McKinney is another key addition for the secondary, and if he joins the aforementioned pair of free-agent additions in delivering on his talent in 2019, Big Blue could be one of the surprise teams this coming season. The offense is already well-stocked with young and explosive talent the likes of Jones, Barkley, Engram, Shepard and Slayton, making any appreciable improvement on defense a potential game-changer.