Giants Saints Betting – Saints, Giants Clash With Huge Implications In NFC Race
One game can so often change the complexion in the NFL, and if there is one game that is most likely to change the complexion in the NFC this sports betting weekend, then it will be the battle between the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints. The Giants started fast but have since lost consecutive games to fall back into a tie with the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East lead, and while they haven’t fallen off yet, another loss will certainly be reason to reach for the panic button. While New York has stumbled, the Saints are picking up steam with consecutive wins and looking to remain undefeated at home under the Monday Night spotlight.
New York Giants @ New Orleans Saints
Monday November 87, 2011 – 8:35 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
NFL Betting Lines: New Orleans Saints – 7
The Saints have clinched three of their four home wins by double-digit margins, with all three of those wins coming against teams that finished last season with a winning record. Next in line for New Orleans is a tough Giants’ defense, that didn’t live up to expectations against Vince Young and the Philadelphia Eagles in a loss last week.
Giants Saints Betting Preview: New York Giants
Considering the way that they have performed this season, head coach Tom Coughlin had to have been upset to see his Giants fail to run the ball against one of the worst run defenses in the NFL last weekend. While New York has relied heavily on Eli Manning this season, the inability to move the ball in recent games has allowed opposing defenses to close in on him, pressure, and force turnovers. Look for the Giants to try their hand at the run once again this week against the Saints’ defense, as Manning looks to improve his ball protection. New York has allowed at least 17 points in every game since week four, and that number could skyrocket on the road against New Orleans.
Giants Saints Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints
Consecutive wins over the division rival Buccaneers and Falcons made it easier for Saints’ fans to forget about that awful loss to the St. Louis Rams, but the team can still use that defeat as motivation. There is no room left for New Orleans to lift their foot off the gas pedal, and with Drew Brees and the leagues’ top-ranked passing attack locked on there is no reason to think that they will slow down. Saints’ defensive coordinator Greg Williams would like to see his units do a better job of pressuring and forcing turnovers, and they could rattle Manning early on if they can bring some heat off the edges.
Giants Saints Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
A Giants’ win would make everyone forget about their struggles and move them back out front as one of the top NFC contenders, while a Saints’ win would solidify their status among the best in the NFC and the most likely to make it to face the Green Bay Packers in a potential NFC Championship game showdown. New Orleans is firing on all cylinders, and had the extra week off to prepare for this game, so they should remain undefeated at home with another big online wagering win.
Giants Saints Betting Pick: New Orleans Saints