New York Giants
2018 record: 5-11
Key Offseason Additions: QB Daniel Jones (draft), WR Golden Tate (free agency), S Antone Bethea (free agency), S Jabrill Peppers (free agency), G Kevin Zeitler (trade)
Key Offseason Departures: WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (trade), S Landon Collins (free agency), DE Olivier Vernon (trade)
Where to bet on the Giants this season
All regulated New Jersey sportsbooks will offer a wide variety of bets on the Giants this coming NFL season. That includes DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, PlaySugarHouse Sportsbook, and 888 Sportsbook.
What bets can you place on the Giants?
Regulated New Jersey sportsbooks are offering a comprehensive array of wagers on the Giants this coming season. These include a full selection of bets on each of the Giants’ regular-season games based on both end-of-game results and in-game scenarios. Additionally, there are already a number of team- and player-based futures involving the Giants.
Below are some of the bet types available to New Jersey customers involving the Giants during the 2019 season:
- Point spread
- Over/under point totals
- Super Bowl winner futures
- NFC conference champions futures
- NFC East division champions futures
- Number of regular-season wins futures
- To make the playoffs futures
- Division finishing position futures
- Most passing yards futures (Eli Manning +15000) (Play SugarHouse)
- Most rushing yards futures (Saquon Barkley +500) (Play SugarHouse)
- Most receptions futures (Saquon Barkley +2400)/ Sterling Shepard (+8000)/ Golden Tate (+8000) (Play SugarHouse)
- Most kicking points futures (Aldrick Rosas +3000)
- Most receiving touchdowns futures (Sterling Shepard +7500/ Golden Tate +8000/ Saquon Barkley +10000/ Evan Engram +10000) (888 Sport)
- Most rushing touchdowns futures (Saquon Barkley +1100)
- Most interceptions futures (Janoris Jenkins +5000)/ Alec Ogletree (+8000) (Play SugarHouse)
- Saquon Barkley Total Rushing Yards futures (Over 1350.5/Under 1350.5) (Play SugarHouse)
- Saquon Barkley Total Rushing Touchdowns (Over 11/Under 11) (Play SugarHouse)
NY Giants Preview
Lean years haven’t exactly been the norm for the New York Giants during the Eli Manning era, which now enters its 16th season. However, reality dealt Big Blue a harsh blow in 2018. That’s despite first-round pick Saquon Barkley arguably proving even better than advertised. The second overall pick compiled 2,028 total yards and 15 touchdowns.
However, injuries to Odell Beckham, Jr. and Evan Engram prevented the offense from reaching its full potential. And while Manning’s final numbers were perfectly acceptable on the surface (4,299 yards, 21:11 TD:INT), he took 47 sacks and saw his defense give up 28 points or more on six occasions.
The offseason saw the arrival of first-round pick Daniel Jones as Manning’s heir apparent. Other notable arrivals include Golden Tate, Antoine Bethea, and Jabrill Peppers. The latter two are likely to help shore up the back end of the defense. However, the fact remains these rock-solid NFL vets still don’t quite make up for the elite talent they’re replacing: Beckham and Landon Collins. The trade of Olivier Vernon trade to the Browns did yield Kevin Zeitler, which helps that aforementioned porous offensive line.
Manning figures to remain the starter to begin the season. But Jones has shown well throughout the offseason and camp thus far. It seems likely this is the season the Giants bite the bullet and insert Jones as the starting quarterback at some point. However, he’ll likely be working with a shallow group of weapons in the passing game, not counting Barkley.
Tate is set to serve a four-game PED suspension to open the season. And Sterling Shepard is already dealing with a finger issue that could cost him the opener at minimum. The remaining group of receivers is best suited to serve in No. 3 or No. 4 roles. And if Engram misses any time, which he’s done in each of his first two seasons, then it’s journeyman Rhett Ellison who’ll take over at tight end.
Four games against superior division opponents Dallas and Washington won’t help matters. Neither does the Giants’ conference and non-conference schedules. As far as non-division NFC opponents, New York is likely to be outmatched against the Buccaneers, Bears, and Packers. Then, Big Blue takes on the AFC East this season, with the Patriots, Jets and even the Bills all capable of giving them trouble.
Below is a look at the New York Giants schedule along with opening spreads courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Sun, Sep 8||at Dallas||NYG +7.5|
|Sun, Sep 15||vs Buffalo||NYG -2.5|
|Sun, Sep 22||at Tampa Bay||NYG -4|
|Sun, Sep 29||vs Washington||NYG -3|
|Sun, Oct 6||vs Minnesota||NYG +4|
|Thu, Oct 10||at New England||NYG +10|
|Sun, Oct 20||vs Arizona||NYG -5|
|Sun, Oct 27||at Detroit||NYG +3.5|
|Mon, Nov 4||vs Dallas||NYG +3|
|Sun, Nov 10||at NY Jets||NYG +3.5|
|Sun, Nov 24||at Chicago||NYG +9|
|Sun, Dec 1||vs Green Bay||NYG +3.5|
|Mon, Dec 9||at Philadelphia||NYG +8|
|Sun, Dec 15||vs Miami||NYG -5.5|
|Sun, Dec 22||at Washington||NYG +3.5|
|Sun, Dec 29||vs Philadelphia||TBD|
New York Giants 2019 Best Futures Bet
Most Rushing Touchdowns 2019 Regular Season: Saquon Barkley (+1100) at Play SugarHouse
Barkley found the end zone on the ground 11 times in 2018 despite a sub-par offensive line. The do-it-all second-year pro should be even better in his sophomore campaign with Zeitler now around to help provide better blocking. With a suspect group of pass catchers overall and Beckham now in Cleveland, Barkley should be the preferred red-zone option by far. He sports a very nice price on this particular prop against the rest of the league.