New England Patriots at New York Giants – NFL Preseason Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting preseason action for Week 4 is highlighted by a Super Bowl rematch as the New York Giants host the New England Patriots.

Normally this would be a revenge game but in the final week of the preseason neither team is expected to play their starters for very long according to NFL betting information. NFL odds week 4 numbers should be very competitive on this game on the football betting odds board but the edge in backup quarterbacks has to go the Giants.

NFL betting this preseason has seen the Patriots a bust without quarterback Tom Brady. Backups Matt Cassell, Matt Gutierrez and Kevin O’Connell have been terrible this preseason according to NFL betting stats. The backups behind Eli Manning are at least capable for the Giants according to NFL betting experts. Anthony Wright has proven he can play in the NFL and David Carr was a former starting NFL quarterback according to NFL betting information. They are far superior to anything New England has according to NFL betting experts.

Head coaches Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin have been known to treat the final preseason game as nothing more than a nuisance according to football betting experts. Starters rarely play any time and that means backups rule the day in NFL betting. We know that the backup quarterback edge goes to New York in a big way but other areas are not so clear cut according to NFL betting information.

The Patriots have solid backup running backs behind Laurence Maroney according to NFL betting experts especially since they got Lamont Jordan. He has been very impressive this preseason according to football betting stats. The Giants also have talented running backs behind Brandon Jacobs in Ahmad Bradshaw and Derrick Ward according to NFL betting experts.

If you are looking for a repeat of Super Bowl XLII you may be disappointed in this preseason NFL betting matchup. Starters won’t play long, neither coach really cares about winning the game, and both teams are looking to their regular season openers next week. This makes it a tough game to handicap in terms of football betting. Check out the NFL odds week 4 numbers today.

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