Giants to Close out Thanksgiving’s Betting Football ActionPosted by: Mike Davis
The New York Giants stunned the online betting football world this past weekend by upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs. Heading into that game, the Giants had but one win to their name this season. But after a valiant 12-9 effort over the Kansas City Chiefs, New York was able to pick up their 2nd win of the season over the team widely considered to have been the best in the league through the first half of the season. But now the Chiefs are sinking in the NFL’s power rankings and while the Giants aren’t exactly rising, sports betting sites have to rethink the odds they’re giving the 2017 Blue Man Group. In fact, NFL bookmakers are giving the Giants some pretty comfortable odds ahead of their Thanksgiving matchup against the Washington Redskins. Take a look.
New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins – Thursday, Nov. 23rd
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: FedEx Field, Hyattsville, Maryland
Stream: NBC Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online Betting Football Lines:
New York Giants +7 (-101) 45 (-110)
Washington Redskins -7 (-119) 45 (-110)
New York Giants
The Giants march into this Week 12 contest sporting a 2-8 record that pegs them as the worst team in the NFC East. New York entered this year’s season as a potential contender in the East and there were no shortage of online betting football players backing Big Blue in the division. But things got off to an extremely slow start for New York as they would lose the first 5 games of the season. This seemed unexplainable coming from a team that finished 11-5 in their first year under Ben McAdoo’s guidance. Football betting books were expecting the Giants to come into this season and explode their way to a dominant lead in the East. But injuries to key players, none more key than Odell Beckham Jr., soon turned to turmoil in the locker room. This left many NFL betting pundits wondering whether McAdoo had lost his grip over the players’ and a few stories made their way into the public’s eye that validated this claim. This led many bettors to place the Giants in the dysfunctional box and naturally, players prepared to bet against New York all season long. But this weekend’s result over the Chiefs has thrust this notion into doubt. Lastly, against the struggling Redskins, the Giants are starting to look like a good team to bet on.
The Redskins come into this Thanksgiving matchup flashing a 4-6 record that ranks them 3rd in the NFC East ahead of this Thursday’s opponent. Washington is coming off a 34-31 loss to the New Orleans Saints that marked the franchise’s second consecutive setback. The Redskins enter this NFC East rivalry as the betting favorites, but given the struggles the team has had to endure on both sides of the ball; there’s no guarantee that Washington will come out on top. That said, the Redskins offense has been pretty consistent this season and there’s no real reason to believe that Big Blue will deter them come the holiday. Bottom line: stick to Washington on this one.