Is Betting On The New York Giants In The 2014 NFL Season A Risk?

Is Betting On The New York Giants In The 2014 NFL Season A Risk?

Is Betting On The New York Giants In The 2014 NFL Season A Risk?

The New York Giants (7-9 SU, 7-9 ATS, 7-9 O/U) may be coming off a dismal 7-9 campaign in 2013 that left them on the outside looking in come playoff time, but I’m going on record right now to say that things will undoubtedly get better in the Big Apple for the G-Men during the 2014 NFL regular season.

This expert breakdown of New York ‘s upcoming season will give you the information you’ll need in order to make a series of smart wager on the Giants all season long.

Betting On The New York Giants To Win the 2015 Super Bowl

Analysis: I like venerable head coach Tom Coughlin and I love veteran, two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning, but I have to admit that New York has a lot of improving to do on the offensive side of the ball.

The Giants ranked a dismal 28th in total offense last season, including 19th in passing (224.2 ypg) and a pitiful 29th in rushing (83.2 ypg). To make matters worse, Manning was a virtual turnover machine as he led the league-worst 27 interceptions. Compounding that issue is the fact that new York could barely move the ball on the ground with young running back Andre Brown leading the team in rushing with a paltry 492 yards.

New York was much better on the defensive side of the ball as they finished eighth in total defense, 10th against pass and 14th against the run.

The G-Men drafted wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with the 12th overall pick in the draft and added center Weston Richburg in the second round to help address their offensive woes but simply put, New York needs their core veterans to play better.

Ironically, this team was extremely consistent in its mediocrity last season, going 7-9 across the board. The Giants went 3-5 ATS at home last season and 4-4 ATS on the road while also going 3-5 O/U at home and 4-4 O/U on the road.

Unfortunately, the Giants still managed to give up more than their fair share of points a year ago as they finished 18th in points allowed (23.9 ppg).

Betting On The New York Giants To Win the NFC East

  • Philadelphia Eagles +130
  • New York Giants +300
  • Dallas Cowboys +350
  • Washington Redskins +400

Analysis: The Giants went 3- 3 in their six NFC east matchups last season and they’ll at least have a shot to win the division in 2014 with only Philadelphia looking like a ‘better’ team to me right now.

The Giants have won three of their last four division matchups while compiling solid 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS marks in their last 10 division contest overall.

While I do like Philly to win the NFC east in 2014, I think the G-men are at least worth a good look – and possible wager – to pull off the divisional upset.

Betting On The New York Giants To Win In Week One

  • New York Giants at Detroit -4
  • Over/Under 45.5

The Giants are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in its last five road games against the Lions, including their narrow 23-20 road win last season as a 9.5-point underdog. New York however has been a mess on the road recently, going 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in its L/10 games away from the Big Apple.

Not only that, but the Giants will be facing a Detroit Lions team that is looking to bring a halt to its own underachieving ways after recording an identical 7-9 record last season.

The good news for New York is the fact that the Lions have gone just 4-6 SU and ATS over its last 10 home games. The bad news is that Detroit can also be one of the most explosive teams in the league when they put their collective minds to the task – on both sides of the ball too. Unfortunately for the Lions, they don’t often use very much brainpower as they constantly play below the level of talent on their roster.

New York is just 4-6 SU and ATS in its L/10 games as an underdog of 4.0 points or less and just 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS as an underdog no matter the spread, but I think they’re going to give Detroit all it can handle and then some.

New York is 11-9 SU and 13-7 ATS in its last 20 games against NFC North division foes dating back to 2005 and something tells me they’re going to cover the spread against the Lions in week 1 in a contest that almost assuredly plays Over the set O/U Total.

My Pick: I like the Over first and foremost, followed by a pick for the G-Men to cover the spread.

New York Giants Betting Tips

New York has really struggled in winning just three of their last 10 road games but they’ve come through a tad more than not as a favorite in going 6-4 SU in their L/10 games as the expected winner.

When the Giants are favored by 4-6 points, they’re 5-5 SU and ATS and their overall record against their 2014 opponents is 10-6 SU over their last 16 meetings against them.

I’m expecting New York to get in high-scoring affairs against Detroit, Atlanta and their NFC East division rivals, Washington, Philadelphia and Dallas, once apiece.

New York could very well rout Houston and Jacksonville while getting limited to a low-scoring total against all four NFC West opponents this season.

In the end, I think the Giants could end up either 8-8 or possibly 9-7. Unfortunately, I think they could be left out of the postseason for the third straight season.

New York Giants Projected 2014 Starters

 

Offense

Defense

QB

Eli Manning

DE

Jason Pierre-Paul

RB

Rashad Jennings

DT

Cullen Jenkins

WR1

Victor Cruz

DT

Johnathan Hankins

WR2

Rueben Randle

DE

Mathias Kiwanuka/Damontre Moore

WR3

Odell Beckham  /  Jerrel Jernigan

MLB

Jon Beason

TE

Adrien Robinson

WLB

Spencer Paysinger

LT

Will Beatty

CB1

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

LG

Geoff Schwartz

CB2

Prince Amukamara

C

Weston Richburg

CB3

Walter Thurmond

RG

Chris Snee

SS

Antrel Rolle

RT

Justin Pugh

FS

Stevie Brown

NFL Betting Odds To Win Super Bowl 49

  • Seattle Seahawks +525
  • Denver Broncos +640
  • San Francisco 49ers +700
  • New England Patriots +900
  • Green Bay Packers +1200
  • New Orleans Saints +1600
  • Indianapolis Colts +2000
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2700
  • Cincinnati Bengals +3100
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +3500
  • Baltimore Ravens +3700
  • Atlanta Falcons +3800
  • Chicago Bears +3800
  • NY Giants +4000
  • Arizona Cardinals +4200
  • Carolina Panthers +4400
  • Kansas City Chiefs +4400
  • San Diego Chargers +4500
  • St. Louis Rams +5000
  • Detroit Lions +5000
  • Washington Redskins +5200
  • Dallas Cowboys +6000
  • Houston Texans +6000
  • Miami Dolphins +6000
  • NY Jets +7500
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7500
  • Cleveland Browns +9000
  • Minnesota Vikings +1100
  • Buffalo Bills +12500
  • Tennessee Titans +20000
  • Oakland Raiders +25000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +30000