NFL betting odds have the New York Giants favored at home against the Seattle Seahawks in NFL odds Week 5 action.
The Giants are unbeaten at 3-0 and coming off their bye week according to NFL betting stats. It would seem that all is well with New York since they are unbeaten but that is not the case as star wide receiver Plaxico Burress is causing problems with his off the field antics. Gamblers will have a few things to consider in this matchup when they bet on football.
NFL betting stats show that in the last ten meetings between the two teams each has five wins. Surprisingly, the teams have played four times in the last seven seasons after not playing from 1996-2000 according to NFL betting stats. They have split the last four meetings with each team winning their home games according to NFL betting numbers. The last time they met in New York was in 2002 when the Giants won 9-6 according to NFL betting stats.
New York has been a much better team on the road in NFL betting than at home in recent seasons. The Giants are just a .500 versus the NFL betting pointspread at home since 2005. The Seahawks have not been a good road underdog in the past three seasons, winning under 40% of the time according to NFL betting stats.
If you are looking at the total as you bet on football, you may want to know that Seattle has been an excellent over team in recent years on the road. The Seahawks have gone over the total on the road almost 70% of the time the past three seasons according to NFL betting stats.
Gamblers that bet on football will probably lean to the Giants in the matchup and to the over. Both quarterbacks are known for putting up numbers according to NFL betting stats. Eli Manning proved in last year’s Super Bowl season that he can lead an offense while Matt Hasselbeck has always been thought of as a top signal caller. The action from gamblers that bet on football could be split on this NFL betting matchup.
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