Manning Bowl Odds: Broncos vs Giants
Peyton Manning and the Broncos head to New York as 5.5-point favorites over a Giants team that turned the ball over six times in an opening loss at Dallas.
The Broncos, on the other hand, blew out the Baltimore Ravens behind seven touchdown passes from Peyton Manning.
The Giants are 7-5 against the spread as home underdogs under Tom Coughlin, but have some serious question marks to address after the loss at Dallas. Eli Manning threw three interceptions, and the Giants couldn’t get anything going on the ground.
Peyton has won both head-to-head meetings against younger brother Eli. [ Prop offered - will these teams meet in the Super Bowl is a 40-1 longshot ]
The Giants have been home dogs just 5 times since 2006 and they have chomped the favorites pretty good at a 4-1 ATS clip.
The underdog has covered 3 of past 4 meetings between these teams since 1999.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Giants - Broncos odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to power ranks. New York is rated No. 25 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Broncos sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 38-31 win for the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 6-ranked offense (31 PPG) against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 20 at 27 PPG. The Giants passing attack has averaged 428 yards per game, more than the Broncos give up through the air (335 YPG on average).
Denver was a 49-27 winner in its last match at home against the Ravens. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 76 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Broncos got 7 passing scores out of Peyton Manning en route to a 49-27 win over the Ravens on Thursday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The Giants were a 36-31 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cowboys. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (67) made winners of OVER bettors. Eli Manning beat the Cowboys secondary for 4 TDs last time out, but the Giants lost to Dallas 36-31 at AT&T Stadium.
Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the division are 7-3
New York Giants Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Broncos at Giants trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Denver is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Denver's last 11 games on the road
NY Giants are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
NY Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of the NY Giants last 24 games
NY Giants are 15-8 SU in their last 23 games
Denver home to Oakland, Monday, September 23
NY Giants at Carolina, Sunday, September 22