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.
Their outstanding defense from 2020 needs to retain some pieces going into 2021. Pass rusher Leonard Williams, safeties Adrian Colbert and Nate Ebner, and linebacker Kyle Fackrell are all set to be free agents this coming year. It’s crunch time for the offense to come together under Joe Judge. Tough decisions will need to be made for the New York Giants if they want to get on a winning track and back to the playoffs– something they’ve done just once since 2012.
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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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Giants futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL OROY
- Joe Burrow +220
- Tua Tagovailoa +290
- Clyde Edwards-Helarie +500
- Justin Herbert +1200
This line for the Offensive Rookie of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. For example, Herbert opened with odds of +1200 to win the OROY award after the NFL Draft; his odds shifted and he eventually won the award in December.
Giants Super Bowl LVI odds
The New York Giants opened with +6600 odds to win Super Bowl LVI. Those odds are worst in the NFC East and are in line with teams like the Bengals, Jets, and Broncos.
Giants NFC East odds
The New York Giants were eliminated from the NFC East race in Week 17 in 2020.
Giants win totals
NFL win totals will be released later this offseason. Keep your eyes on this page for the latest NFL projected win totals.
New York Giants 2021 schedule and betting odds
Check back for the complete Giants 2021 schedule along with the opening spreads for every game.
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.
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.
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
Key free agents: Leonard Williams (DL), Kyler Fackrell (EDGE), Cameron Fleming (RT), Dalvin Tomlinson (DL), Wayne Gallman (RB)
Draft pick position needs: WR, EDGE, TE, CB, LB
Unfortunately for the Giants, they’re more than a position or two away from being a serious contender. Their star defender, Leonard Williams, is due roughly $16 million this coming year, a number that’s likely worth taking on to retain his production. Fleming struggled in 2020, picking up seven penalties and earning an overall poor grade from PFF. With sophomore-to-be Matt Peart in waiting, it’s likely that the Giants will move on from Fleming this coming season.
The Giants have the 11th pick in the first round of the upcoming draft, where New York is expected to draft an offensive weapon. Though receiver-hungry teams like Atlanta and Philadelphia sit ahead of the Giants, it’d be unexpected should New York trade up to get a receiver. It’s one of the deepest receiver classes in recent memory with players like Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle and Heisman Trophy Winner DeVonta Smith being names associated with the Giants in the draft.