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Online NFL Betting: Saints vs. Giants

The New Orleans Saints will visit the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, September 18th, providing another chance to do some online NFL betting. Here are the odds for people looking to place online football bets:

Saints +5 (-110) 53 (-110)
Giants -5 (-110) 53 (-110)

The New York Giants opened their season with a close 20-19 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Young Manning threw 19 of 28 for 207 passing yards with three TDs and one interception, including a 45-yarder to Odell Beckham Jr. to set up the first TD, as well as the go-ahead touchdown to returning wide receiver Victor Cruz, who hadn’t played in two years as a result of a knee injury. Cruz broke free in the end zone for a three-yard TD with 6 minutes left on the clock, and then he broke out into dance as he is wont to do. The Giants’ upgraded defense held the Cowboys at bay after the go-ahead TD. It was a good start to the era of Ben McAdoo, who has apparently taught the Giants better clock management than his predecessor Tom Coughlin.

The New Orleans Saints also had a tight season opener, but the difference is they lost to the Oakland Raiders 34-35, in spite of stellar performance from QB Drew Brees. The veteran finished 28 of 42 for 423 yards with four TDs and no interceptions. Unfortunately for Brees – and for New Orleans fans who put online NFL betting money on the Saints, they squandered a 14-point lead in the second half. It didn’t help matters that rookie kicker Wil Lutz missed a last second field goal attempt from 61 yards for which the Superdome crowd gave him too much credit before realizing that, like CM Punk inside the Octagon, it was no good.

The last time that Manning and Brees faced off on November 1st, 2015, Brother Eli brought a knife to a gunfight. But this time around things are different. It’s been quite a while since Manning had such an arsenal as he does these days, which includes the likes of Cruz, Beckham, and rookie Sterling Shepard. While the Giants only scored 20 points against the Cowboys, but online NFL betting fans should keep in mind that Manning’s time of possession was a measly 23:17. And other than the Giants playing well there’s the little matter of the Saints playing badly – so badly indeed that not even Drew Brees playing like no 37 year old not named Manning or Brady should could save them. A laundry list of the Saints’ sins (now that’s fine wordplay) includes giving up nearly 500 yards and 35 points, losing to a team that committed 14 penalties for 141 yards, and using all of their timeouts in the second half. And more bad news comes in the form of losing their best defensive back, cornerback Delvin Breaux to a broken fibula, for half of the season. All things considered, it’s not looking well for the Saints on Sunday.