New York Giants Betting Odds
New York Giants Betting Odds

New York Giants Betting Odds

Giant Damage Control

The Giants came undone pretty fast in 2017, losing their first five games before descending into a 3-13 mess. Anyone who engaged in New York Giants betting to start the 2017 season took a pretty big blow. So when Pat Shurmur took over the head coaching job in January of this year, the damage was already done, and he more or less got a clean slate to work with. While management has revamped the offensive line and added running back Saquon Barkley at the draft with the number 2 pick, most of the pieces from last years' team are still in place. Shurmur's job therefore is more or less to hit the reset button and try to get everyone on the same page going forward. This is still a team that went 11-5 in 2016, so there is hope they can regain some of that winning form.

Saquon-a-thon

Most of the buzz around this team has to do with Barkley, and he gives a lot of good reasons to be optimistic. NFL sportsbook odds show Barkley as the favorite to win the Offensive Rookie of the year, as the Shurmur and the new offensive line are building the team around the idea of getting the most out of the young star. Barkley, who is from the Bronx, racked up 5,557 all-purpose yards in college at Penn State. He broke the school record for most rushing touchdowns in a career and most yards in a single game. The Giants will be hoping that he continues his success in at the pro level and helps the team back into the conversation for best in the league. Currently, our Giants betting odds here at Betmania show them second to last in the NFC East, behind the Eagles and the Cowboys.

Acting Defensively

When new defensive coordinator James Bettcher came to the Giants from the Arizona Cardinals, he was taking over a defense that was second-to-last in the league in 2017, having given up 373.2 yards per game. This year he will rely heavily on Landon Collins, Damon 'Snacks' Harrison and Alec Ogletree. That trio of All-pro players has the potential to lead what could be one of the best defenses in the league in 2018. One of the young players that they will hope to mentor is NC State defensive end B.J. Hill, who was picked up in the third round of the 2018 draft. At 6 foot 3, 311 lbs, Hill has been seeing time with the first unit in practice and could be part of an effective pass rush.

The only way to go is up

While it is not likely that the Giants will be competing for a championship this year, it is safe to say that they will more than likely improve on last year's dismal record. Literally everything that could have gone wrong did in 2017, and the chances of that happening two years in a row to a proud franchise like the Giants are pretty slim. Look for this team to regain a lot of the form that was lost and possibly make a run at the playoffs.

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