New York struggled on both sides of the ball for a second straight week, getting badly outplayed by the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots en route to a three-touchdown defeat. Daniel Jones continued to experience some growing pains in his fourth career start, completing less than 50% of his passes for 161 yards and a single touchdown while also getting picked off three times.
The ground game couldn’t find a way to get anything going either, as the Giants managed to rush for just 52 yards. WR Golden Tate was pretty much the only bright spot on offense for New York, hauling in six catches for 102 yards and a touchdown in his second game back after a four-game suspension to start the year. On the other side of the ball, the Giants defense really struggled to slow down the Pats rushing attack, surrendering three touchdowns on the ground – including two to Tom Brady.
The positive momentum across Giants betting markets following the two-touchdown performance by Daniel Jones back in Week 3 against Tampa Bay has long subsided, as New York dropped from +1200 to +1700 to win the NFC East over the weekend. However, their chances of making the playoffs did improve slightly after losses by both Philadelphia and Dallas, shifting from +1080 to +850. Finally, the Giants season win total over under prop remained at 6.0 total wins despite the tough loss in Week 6.
NY Giants Week 7 Preview and Giants Week 7 Odds vs. Arizona
Looking forward to their Week 7 matchup, New York will return home to host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. As things sit right now, the Giants are 3-point favorites in a game that features a 49.5 point total. While Arizona is coming off of a thrilling 34-33 victory over Atlanta, it appears as though there is at least an outside shot that both Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram may be available for New York depending on how they hold up following a full week of practice. Although the Cardinals have won two straight games and appear to be the better value as of today, the Giants would obviously get a huge boost if one or both of their injured offensive stars are able to suit up this weekend.
After entering the game against New England at +10000 to win the “Most Regular Season Passing Yards” prop, Daniel Jones now sits at +9000 across most sportsbooks despite throwing for only 161 yards through the air against New England. However, Jones did tumble from +450 to +750 to win “NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year”, after back to back huge outings from current favorite Kyler Murray (+105).
After missing his third consecutive game due to a high ankle sprain, Saquon Barkley could be back as early as this weekend. Even so, his chances of winning the “Most Regular Season Rushing Yards” crown are currently astronomical after his prolonged absence, as he is available at +10000 to take down the award.