After a busy offseason filled with major additions in both free agency and the draft, the G-Men open the season against the Denver Broncos at home, as underdogs? Excuse me? Something isn't right here. Everyone is really underestimating the Giants and it’s disrespectful. The defensive unit led by Leonard Williams, Blake Martinez, James Bradberry, and Logan Ryan is quite superior over Teddy Bridgewater. Yes, the offensive line is a giant question mark, but Daniel Jones has an arsenal of weapons to get the ball out quickly.
Official Odds via RI Sportsbook
Last season, the Giants were 9-7 ATS. They covered the spread 8 times last year while play as at least 3-point underdogs. Speaking of underdogs, last season they were 38-28 ATS when the over/under was fewer than 45 points. The line is set at 41.5. The Under is 13-3 in the Giant's last 16 games.
My Picks: Giants +3 and Under 41.5
- Sterling Shepard receiving yards: Over 48.5 (-110)
Even with the addition of Kenny Golladay and Kardaius Toney, Shepard will come across a decent amount of yards. The speedy slot receiver could even snag a TD this week if he's lucky. Go for the over.
- Daniel Jones rushing yards: Over 20.5 (-110)
Daniel Jones is going to be using his feet quite a bit this offseason, unfortunately. The offensive line is one big question mark and Jones averaged 26 ypg on the ground last season. With Von Miller on his tail, I expect him to run over 20 yards.
- Saquon Barkley rushing yards: Over 55.5 (-110)
Barkley has officially been cleared to play and he is ready to roll. Both AP and Dalvin Cook hit the ground running after their first game back from an ACL injury, rushing for over 100 yards. Apples and oranges, but still, I'm liking Barkley's odds.