New York Giants NFL Postseason Betting Analysis
Eli Manning and the New York Giants (11-5 SU, 9-6 ATS) have already won two Super Bowls after reaching the playoffs as a wild card in both 2007 and 2011 and they’ll look to accomplish the phenomenal feat again when they start their 2016 postseason with a wild card road date against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
With the start of the playoffs quickly approaching, let’s find out what lies in store for the Giants.
In Depth Analysis On The New York Giants NFL Postseason Betting Analysis
Super Bowl 51 Odds: +2500
NFC Championship Odds: +1300
Why Bet on the Giants
There are a couple of reasons to bet on the Giants this postseason, but none any bigger than their shutdown defense. New York Giants’ defense was rock-solid in finishing the regular season ranked 10th overall (339.7 ypg), fourth against the run (88.6 ypg) and a stupendous second in points allowed (17.8 ppg). While the G-Men ranked 23rd against the pass, you’d never know it seeing them play these days.
Another great reason to bet on Manning and company is the fact that they’ll hit the postseason as one of the hottest teams around. The Giants won three of their final four games and seven of their last nine overall including their season-ending win over the desperate Redskins to keep their longtime division rivals out of the playoffs.
In addition to all of this, the Giants have posted an insane 9-0 ATS mark over their last nine playoff road games while going 4-0 ATS in their last four playoff games overall. The G-Men are also 5-1 ATS in their last six games in the month of January and a bankroll-boosting 8-3-1 ATS in their last dozen games overall.
Why Bet Against the Giants
The Giants may be looking good as they hit the playoffs, but there are also some reasons why you should bet against New York, starting with their uninspiring offense. The Giants were mediocre across the board offensively as they finished the regular season ranked a mediocre 25th in total offense (330.7 ypg), 17th in passing (242.4 ypg), 29th in rushing (88.2 ypg) and an uninspiring 26th in scoring (19.4 ppg).
Not only that, but the Giants have a pretty weak offensive line and a tackle in Ereck Flowers that can’t stop running water. While Eli Manning has managed to win two Super Bowls in his career, he still often looks like an inexperienced signal-caller that is closer to the beginning stages of his career than an unflappable veteran. Manning tossed 16 interceptions this season and could cost the Giants big if he isn’t on top of his game when the playoffs start. Besides, it doesn’t bode well that New York is just 1-8-2 ATS in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record.