New York has become a place where dreams go to die during the NFL season. If as Jon Gruden put it so eloquently on Hard Knocks, “The NFL is no longer about dreams, it’s about nightmares”; the NY Giants could be an absolute horror show in 2019. With the trade of superstar Odell Beckham Jr, the optimism in New York has deflated like a football. Can rookie sixth overall selection, quarterback Daniel Jones, re-invigorate a lost franchise?
Football operations are off to a rough start in the Meadowlands, as after the trade of Beckham, the Giants have been ravaged by a host of injuries. The wide receiver position has, very quickly, become a wasteland. First Corey Coleman, trying to rejuvenate his football career, suffered a devastating acl tear in practice. Seemingly the next day, Sterling Shephard suffered a thumb injury. Shortly thereafter, it was announced veteran free agent signing Golden Tate is facing a four-game suspension for performance enhancing drugs. All of a sudden a Giants roster already short of weapons now lacks any reliable options along the outside of the formation. Thankfully, it appears as though Shephard will be ready for week one. Even with an improved offensive line, and stalwart running back Saquon Barkley, scoring points for the Giants will be a battle in 2019.
NY Giants Super Bowl Odds and NY Giants Odds for the Season
The very best decision the Giants made this off-season was to trade for Pro Bowl guard Kevin Zeitler. An eight year veteran, Zeitler will vastly improve the interior of the Giants offensive line. More holes for Saquon Barkley is a scary thought for the rest of the NFC East. At +1600 though, a bet on the men in blue to win the division is a tough sell. Bettors more favourably look upon the Giants win total of 6. Betting the under may be tough for fans, but it is a realistic way to make money in 2019. Bet on the Giants to lose this year, and use that money to bet on a trip to the SuperBowl in the near future.
Odds on the Giants catching the favored Philadelphia Eagles, or the ever present Dallas Cowboys are long for a reason. The Eagles boast perhaps the deepest veteran roster in the NFL. Battle tested from their 2017 Super Bowl victory, Philadelphia appears ready to contend this year behind a resurgent Carson Wentz. Dallas is built around their new “triplets” in Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper. Once all three are re-signed and business is taking care of, the results on the field will speak volumes. Dallas will definitely be in the playoff hunt in 2019.
Currently listed at +8000 to win the Superbowl, Vegas sports books readily agree the Giants are an extreme long shot in 2019. Quite frankly, you can find a better spot for your money. Betting on the New York Giants this season could be rough. Placing your hard earned cash on the G-Men is nothing more than a prayer. With Daniel Jones looking like a future starter at the very least this pre-season, better times are ahead in New York. Maybe stick to betting on basketball this year, just not on the Knicks. The New York Giants odds on winning the Superbowl in 2020 may be long, but riotous days are just around the corner.