NFL betting favors the New York Giants on Thursday as the face the New England Patriots in preseason action.
The Patriots are not expected to play their starters long so the Giants are getting some action in football betting. Here is a look at the Giants and Patriots matchup for Thursday night.
NFL betting has the Giants as a 3-point favorite with a total of 36. New York won’t play their starters long either but bettors believe the Giants have a better quarterback rotation behind Eli Manning. Whether that is the case is up for debate in NFL betting since David Carr and Andre’ Woodson don’t inspire a lot of confidence. The Patriots will be looking to give backup Andrew Walter a lot of work in this NFL betting matchup and he is no worse than either of the Giant backups. New England cut Kevin O’Connell so they will definitely be giving Walter some serious playing time in his football betting game. Bettors could be overreacting in this game since Tom Brady probably won’t play. What they should remember is that he probably wouldn’t have seen more than a series anyway and that is probably all Eli Manning will see. It is tough to lay points on the road in NFL betting, even in the preseason. The Giants are the favorites here but they probably shouldn’t be. New England has capable backups that could easily win this NFL betting matchup.
New England and New York are meeting for the 19th time in NFL betting preseason action. This is the fifth straight NFL betting preseason they will have played. The Giants hold an 11-7 football betting edge in those games. In football betting regular season action the Patriots hold the 5-3 edge.
Last week the Patriots got a nice 27-24 win over the Washington Redskins in NFL betting. Rookie Pat Chung had a nice punt return to set up the offense and the Patriots got a game winning field goal. Earlier in the game the first string offense looked good with Tom Brady going 12-of-19 for 150 yards with two touchdowns passes to WR Randy Moss. Brady did suffer a sore shoulder in that game but is expected to be fine for the NFL betting regular season.
New England’s first offensive unit has outscored its opponents 41-23 so far in this NFL betting preseason.