The New York Giants and an awakened Odell Beckham will take over jolly old England to clash with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, October 23rd at Twickenham Stadium in London. The online NFL betting odds for that game are as follows:
Giants -2½ (-125) 44 (-105)
Rams +2½ (+105) 44 (-115)
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham caught a lot of flak and that’s about all he caught at the start of the season. Instead of throwing a hissy fit, however, Beckham went and turned it a massive performance against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday for a 27-23 win. Beckham posted 222 yards on eight receptions, including a winning 66-yard catch and run with 1:24 left on the clock, as well as a 75-yard touchdown catch and a 43-yard reception to set up one of Josh Brown’s two field goals. Beckham’s post-scoring antics still earned his team a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but New York online NFL betting fans will surely turn a blind eye, since as how the Giants were this close to losing a fourth game in a row but ended up with the franchise’s 700th win.
Rams QB Case Keenum threw for 321 yards and completed a franchise-record 20 consecutive passes, three of which resulted in touchdowns, but the LA team lost a second straight game, this time 28-31 to the Detroit Lions. Wide receiver Kenny Britt caught one of those passes and finished with season-best 136 yards on seven receptions. Running back Todd Gurley ran for 15 yards on his first carry, but the Lions managed to slow down and he ended with only 58 yards on 14 carries. The Rams are 3-3.
Most football betting sites might consider the Rams a home dog against the Giants, except for the fact that it’s not really a home game – nor is it a true road game for that matter. In other words, the whole flying to England and playing in a strange field not designed for American football (though Twickenham Stadium is, unlike Wembley, a rugby stadium, but then saying that rugby is like football is like saying the cricket and baseball are the same thing) can affect both parties equally. And it would be a low down dirty shame if Odell Beckham got jet-lagged just as he is returning to form, because when he’s good, the Giants are good.
Both teams are 3-3 at this point in the regular season, but the Rams are better positioned in the NFC West than the Giants are in the NFC East, in terms of standings as well as intra-divisional foes, which makes picking up the win in London against the Rams even more urgent for the Giants. The New York team ranks 25th in points (19.3) and total yards (364.2) per game, but that all could truly change for the better if Beckham’s performance against the Ravens wasn’t a fluke and he has in fact shifted gears. If Odell has his head in the game, the Giants should be the online NFL betting favorites.