New York lost their fourth consecutive game last weekend, falling 31-26 on the road against the Detroit Lions to drop to just 2-6 on the season overall. The Giants gave up 14 unanswered points in the first quarter and never fully recovered despite outscoring Detroit 26-17 over the final 45 minutes. Although it was a loss, it definitely wasn’t all bad news for New York as the offense in particular really showed signs of progress after a couple of subpar outings in a row.
Daniel Jones was fantastic, going 28-for-41 for 322 passing yards and four touchdowns. He also didn’t throw any interceptions, which certainly bodes well for the rookie moving forward. RB Saquon Barkley also had a solid afternoon, racking up 143 total yards and a touchdown. WR Darius Slayton also chipped in, finding the end zone twice on his two catches for 50 yards. As a whole, the Giants generated 402 yards of total offense and scored four touchdowns despite coming up just short on the scoreboard.
Does the Giants Have What it Takes to Win?
Giants Week 9 Odds Preview and Giants Over/Under Against the Cowboys
The general sentiment across most Giants betting markets continues to be pretty negative, as New York dropped from +2200 to +4500 to win the NFC East over the weekend. Their chances of making the playoffs also appear quite slim, as they currently sit at +1900 at the halfway point of the season. The Giants season win total over under prop also moved down, as it now sits at just 5.0 games after heading into Week 8 at 5.5 games.
Looking ahead to their Week 9 matchup, New York will return home for a massive NFC East showdown on Monday Night Football against Dallas. The Cowboys are still in first place in the division following their huge home win over Philadelphia in Week 7. The Giants could be in for a tough night considering Dallas should be well-rested after a bye last weekend. As things sit right now, New York is a 7-point underdog in a game that features a 48-point total.
Saquon Barkley Prop Bets and Daniel Jones Prop Bets
After entering the game against Detroit at +10000 to win the “Most Regular Season Passing Yards” prop, Daniel Jones still remains at the same price despite passing for over 300 yards in Week 8. Jones is also currently listed at +1600 to win “NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year,” which now appears to be a three-horse race between Kyler Murray, Josh Jacobs, and Gardner Minshew.
There wasn’t all that much movement in Saquon Barkley’s price to win the “Most Regular Season Rushing Yards” crown either, as Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey both continue to churn out 100-yard outings on the ground. Barkley remains available at +10000 to take down the award after missing multiple games due to a nasty high ankle sprain.