NFL Football Betting Lines for Giants vs. Browns Contest
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
NFL football betting fans can get ready for another exciting season of Monday night football by tuning in to this Monday’s online NFL sportsbook matchup between the New York Giants and the most pitied team in the league. If this were the regular season, the Cleveland Browns would be underdogs in every definition of the word. However, since this is the preseason and the Browns are coming off a win over the Giants, the odds are feeling a little differently about the Cleveland. Take a look.
New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns – Monday, August 21st
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
NFL Football Betting Odds:
New York Giants -1 (-110) 39 ½ (-105)
Cleveland Browns +1 (-110) 39 ½ (-115)
New York Giants
In Ben McAdoo’s first year taking over for Tom Coughlin, the former Giants’ offensive coordinator led New York to an 11-5 record as well a Wild Card berth into the postseason. Once in the playoffs, the Giants were quickly sent home by Aaron Rodgers and another miraculous Hail Mary.
The Giants will be looking to make the playoffs once again in 2017. Since New York went 11-5 last season, most sports wagering sites are giving them pretty good odds in the NFC East. The Cowboys are still the favorites, but since Ezekiel Elliott just suffered a six-game suspension, New York could very well end up winning the East this season.
One thing they will want to address however is paly at the quarterback position. Manning finished the 2016 with 26 touchdowns, 16 interceptions and an 86.0 passer rating. Manning is notorious for being rather awful in the regular season and then completely turning it around in the postseason. However, if the Giants are to win the East this season, they’ll need Manning to be sharp right from the get go. Ed Eagan and Canaan Severin might be able to give him a helping hand.
The Browns won their fans over in this year’s draft by opting not to choose a quarterback but rather one of the top defensive players available, Myles Garrett defensive end out of Texas A&M. But that’s just one step in the right direction, and Cleveland still has light-years to go before they’re considered playoff contenders.
The Browns finished the 2106 season with a 1-15 record that landed them the last spot in the AFC North for the 6th straight season. The first thing Cleveland needs to do to turn this around is establish some sort of consistency on offense, whether that be on the ground or through the air.
Cleveland actually took a bullet for the Houston Texans this past offense in one of the wildest offseason moves the NFL football betting community has ever seen. But since the Browns are now stuck with Brock Osweiler, they might as well use him.
Osweiler didn’t do much for the Texans however, and considering that Houston was a quarterback away from being considered title contenders, it stands to reason that Osweiler won’t do much for Cleveland. Browns fans still have hope nevertheless.