Matchup of Manning Brothers Highlights Week 2 NFL Odds

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

One of the best matchups in Week 2 NFL odds is on Sunday night on NBC as Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts host Eli Manning and the New York Giants.

The Giants won last week against the NFL betting odds while the Colts lost but Indianapolis is the favorite in this game.

The Colts could not stop Arian Foster and the Houston Texans last week and fell 34-24.  Peyton Manning had a big day but it didn’t matter as the Indianapolis defense was run over.  The Giants on the other hand, had a very successful home opener as they routed the Carolina Panthers by a score of 31-18.

Total is High but Why bet the Under – The total at the Sbg global sportsbook is high for this Sunday night game on NBC but why would you want to bet the under?  Peyton Manning is likely to put up big numbers and the Colts proved last week that they can’t stop anyone.  The last two meetings between the two teams have averaged 59 points scored.   There is no question that the public is going to be on the over in this game against the NFL betting odds but who can blame them?  The Colts defense was a sieve last week and the Giants defense was nothing special against the Panthers.

Peyton Manning threw for 433 yards – The Colts offense was not the problem last week.  Manning was 40 of 57 for 433 yards and three touchdowns. All he could do though was watch from the sidelines as his defense let Arian Foster have a career day.

Eli Manning had 3 TDs last week – Eli Manning played very well last week for the Giants as he threw three touchdown passes.  All three of his TDs went to Hakeem Nicks.  Manning was 20 for 30 for 263 yards but he did throw three interceptions.

The Giants started 5-0 last season so they are definitely capable of winning on the road at Indianapolis against the NFL odds.  If they can avoid turning the ball over they have a real chance of pulling off the upset.  The Colts were the preseason favorite to win the Super Bowl but if they don’t win this game they would start the year 0-2 and almost never does a team start a season with two straight losses and go on to win the Super Bowl.

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