New York Giants 2012-2013 Season Odds
The New Giants winning the Super Bowl was pretty amazing looking back on it now. At one point last season they had lost four straight to sit at 6-6 with the playoffs all but an afterthought. However, they won three-of-four to sneak into the playoffs and pulled off major upsets over Green Bay, San Francisco and New England to win another title.
Odds to win NFC East: +225
Regular Season Win Total: 9 (Over even)
Props: NFL MVP Odds Eli Manning 18/1
Can they do it again? In the highly competitive NFC East it will be incredibly tough. To do it they'll need their offense to soar again. The Giants, somewhat surprisingly owned the No. 8 offense in the league last season, averaging 385.1 yards per game.
Eli Manning had arguably the best season of his career last year, leading the Giants to the No. 5 (295.9 yards per game) passing attack in the league. Manning passed for a career-high 4933 yards with 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Victor Cruz had a breakout season with 1536 yards and nine touchdowns and Hakeem Nicks was dominant when healthy.
The Giants running game's success last season depended heavily on the health of Ahmad Bradshaw. He rushed for 659 yards on 171 carries and needs to stay healthy this season after the departure of backup Brandon Jacobs.
The Giants have had a reputation for having a smash mouth defense in recent years, but last year they weren't a top unit. New York ranked 27th on defense last season, allowing 376.4 yards per game. Despite an excellent pass rush that includes Justin Tuck, Jason Pierre-Paul and Osi Umenyiora the Giants were 29th against the pass last season. With a number of games this season against lethal passing attacks, including Green Bay, New Orleans and Dallas the Giants will need to improve on that this season.
Odds to Win NFC East at Bovada as of August 20
Philadelphia Eagles +125
New York Giants +225
Dallas Cowboys +260
Washington Redskins +900
2012 New York Giants Schedule (All times Eastern)
01 Sep 5 DAL @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 8:30pm NBC)
02 Sep 16 TB @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
03 Sep 20 NYG @ CAR (Bank of American Stadium 8:20pm NFL)
04 Sep 30 NYG @ PHI (Lincoln Financial Field 8:20pm NBC)
05 Oct 7 CLE @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
06 Oct 14 NYG @ SF (Candlestick Park 4:25pm FOX)
07 Oct 21 WAS @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
08 Oct 28 NYG @ DAL (Cowboys Stadium 4:25pm FOX)
09 Nov 4 PIT @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 4:25pm CBS)
10 Nov 11 NYG @ CIN (Paul Brown Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
12 Nov 25 GB @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 8:20pm NBC)
13 Dec 3 NYG @ WAS (FedExField 8:30pm ESPN)
14 Dec 9 NO @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 4:25pm FOX)
15 Dec 16 NYG @ ATL (Georgia Dome 1:00pm FOX
16 Dec 23 NYG @ BAL (M&T Bank Stadium 1:00pm FOX
17 Dec 30 PHI @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
New York Giants 2011-2012 Season Odds Preview
The Giants start the season at +300 money on the NFC East futures odds menu, but the question marks about the offense probably makes that an unattractive wager.
Eli Manning connected well (and often) with Hakeem Nicks last season and that partnership should blossom further in 2011. But can Mario Manningham, Domenik Hixon, and a crew of WRs that are hardly battle-hardened carry the Giants for the long haul?
Odds to Win NFC East: +300
Regular Season Win Total: Over 9.5 (+130)
Props: MVP Odds Eli Manning 25/1
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Manning has a favorable schedule to work with, as six of their first seven games look winnable (a road game at the Eagles is the exception). If they get some momentum and confidence early, they could challenge for the division and possibly win it if the ‘Dream Team’ in green falters.
The backfield is solid and should give Manning time and options. Ahmad Bradshaw is a thoroughbred at tailback and Brandon Jacobs is the straight-ahead Clydesdale that is the perfect complement to the Giants’ ground game horsepower.
But Travis Beckum, with just 21 career catches, is No. 1 on the depth chart at TE. Can he and the backups manage the blocking and third-down receiving needed to keep the chains moving?
But bigger than any question mark around the offense is the question mark around DE Osi Umenyiora. He first demanded a trade and sat out part of training camp, then required surgery which will keep him out of action until September or later.
Without his run-stuffing and QB-harassing activity at DE, the Giants could end up being a shootout team each week – piling up points on offense and watching them pile them up on defense.
Week 1: at Washington
NFC East Odds at Bodog as of August 21:
Philadelphia Eagles -140
Dallas Cowboys +300
New York Giants +300
Washington Redskins +2000
2011 New York Giants Schedule (All times Eastern)
01 Sep 11 NYG @ WAS (FedExField 4:15pm FOX)
02 Sep 19 STL @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 8:30pm ESPN)
03 Sep 25 NYG @ PHI (Lincoln Financial Field 1:00pm FOX)
04 Oct 02 NYG @ ARI (University of Phoenix Stadium 4:05pm FOX)
05 Oct 09 SEA @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
06 Oct 16 BUF @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
08 Oct 30 MIA @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm CBS)
09 Nov 06 NYG @ NE (Gillette Stadium 4:15pm FOX)
10 Nov 13 NYG @ SF (Candlestick Park 4:15pm FOX)
11 Nov 20 PHI @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 8:20pm NBC)
12 Nov 28 NYG @ NO (Superdome 8:30pm ESPN)
13 Dec 04 GB @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 4:15pm FOX)
14 Dec 11 NYG @ DAL (Cowboys Stadium 8:20pm NBC)
15 Dec 18 WAS @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
16 Dec 24 NYG @ NYJ (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm FOX)
17 Jan 01 DAL @ NYG (New Meadowlands Stadium 1:00pm FOX)