New York Giants Online Betting – 2018 Football Lines
The New York Giants have fielded some bad teams in the past, but none were as bad as the 2017 edition. The G-Men lost a franchise record 13 games a season ago and Pat Shurmur was brought in to clean up the mess left by Ben McAdoo. They whiffed on a chance to get Eli Manning’s successor, instead taking Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick. And the former Penn State standout is an immediate upgrade to bolster a woeful running attack. The Giants made several changes to improve their chances, and while they should be better in 2018 they still have to contend with the defending champion Eagles in the NFC East.
2018 New York Giants at a Glance
Giants Super Bowl Odds: +3159
Giants NFC Championship Odds: +1430
Giants NFC East Odds: +450
Giants Regular Season Win Total: 7
Everything that could go wrong for the Giants in 2017 did. It’s hard to believe that Big Blue won 11 games and reached the postseason just two years ago after watching the disaster unfold last year. It started with the loss of Odell Beckham Jr., who was injured in a preseason game, returned for the regular season, then was finished for the year after just four games. The loss of OBJ seriously impacted the passing game, and when the Giants couldn’t effectively run the football, they were out of options.
Many felt Manning was done after struggling last season. His completion percentage was the lowest in four years and he threw for fewer than 3,500 yards for the first time in nearly a decade. Things got so bad that Eli had his streak of consecutive starts snapped near the end of the season. If Manning has anything left, now is the time to prove his doubters wrong. Beckham Jr. is back to anchor a solid group of receivers. Barkley will help a run game that averaged less than 100 yards per game in 2017 and the offensive line has been upgraded with the additions of Nate Solder and Patrick Omameh.
The Giants had problems on the other side of the football, too. The defense, which anchored the 11-win season in 2016, dropped off considerably to rank 31st in yards allowed and 27th in points surrendered. New coordinator James Bettcher comes over from Arizona to repair the unit. The first thing he needs is a pass rush, and if he doesn’t get one the secondary, which is likely the team’s strong point, will be hung out to dry in the pass-happy NFC.
2018 New York Giants Schedule
Week 1: Giants vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sep. 9, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 2: Giants at Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sep. 16, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)
Week 3: Giants at Houston Texans, Sunday, Sep. 23, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 4: Giants vs. New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Sep. 30, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
Week 5: Giants at Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 6: Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 11, 8:20 p.m. ET (FOX/NFLN)
Week 7: Giants at Atlanta Falcons, Monday, Oct. 22, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Week 8: Giants vs. Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: Giants at San Francisco 49ers, Monday, Nov. 12, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Week 11: Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 12: Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 25, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 13: Giants vs. Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 14: Giants at Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
Week 15: Giants vs. Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
Week 16: Giants at Indianapolis Colts, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 22-23, TBA (TBA)
Week 17: Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)
New York Giants History
One of five teams to join the upstart NFL in 1925, the New York Football Giants are the only one of those clubs still in existence. The franchise has enjoyed plenty of success over the years winning at total of eight league championships – four in the pre-Super Bowl era and four after. They captured their first title in their third year of existence by going 11-1-1 during the regular season.
In a six-year span from 1958 to 1963 the Giants were the tough-luck team in the NFL. They appeared in five championship games and failed each time to get their fifth title, losing twice to the Baltimore Colts and Green Bay Packers, while also falling to the Chicago Bears. The team went into a major funk after that, posting just two winning season in the next 17. The once proud franchise had become a laughingstock.
Things started to cycle around in the mid-1980s under Bill Parcells. The Giants won a team record 14 games and their first division title since the merger in 1986, going on to win their first Super Bowl title as well. In his final season as head coach, Parcells led the Giants to 13 wins and another Super Bowl win following the 1990 season. The G-Men won two Super Bowls under Tom Coughlin, beating New England both times. The first after the 2007 season ended New England’s chance at a perfect season.
|2016||11-5||Lost Wild Card Round|
|2011||9-7||Won Super Bowl|
|2008||12-4||Lost Divisional Round|
|2007||10-6||Won Super Bowl|
|2006||8-8||Lost Wild Card Round|
|2005||11-5||Lost Wild Card Round|
|2002||10-6||Lost Wild Card Round|
|2000||12-4||Lost Super Bowl|
|1997||10-5-1||Lost Wild Card Round|
|1993||11-5||Lost Divisional Round|
|1990||13-3||Won Super Bowl|
|1989||12-4||Lost Divisional Round|
|1986||14-2||Won Super Bowl|
|1985||10-6||Lost Divisional Round|
|1984||9-7||Lost Divisional Round|
|1981||9-7||Lost Divisional Round|