Jaguars Giants Betting – Giants Look To End Slide Against Surging Jaguars Sunday
Don’t look now but the Jacksonville Jaguars are in first place in the AFC South. Head coach Jack Del Rio’s team has help put together three straight wins to pace his team to the top of the division, tied with the Indianapolis Colts at 6-4 heading in to this Sunday’s game against another division leader in the New York Giants.
NFL Betting: Jacksonville Jaguars @ New York Giants
Online Sports Betting Odds: New York – 7.5
The Giants remain one game up on the Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East despite losing consecutive games for the second time this season. The fact that both of those defeats came against division rivals doesn’t help, and New York will now have to do better with a couple of home dates against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins.
Why To Bet On The Jaguars?
A solid rushing attack has helped Jacksonville to the top spot in the AFC South, with running back Maurice Jones-Drew continually proving why he is one of the best in the league at his position. Jones-Drew rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown in last weekend’s 24-20 win over the Cleveland Browns, and has been an integral part of the Jaguars’s recent surge. The fact that quarterback David Garrard has done a better job managing games is key, especially given how the Giants have been so good against the run. Jacksonville hasn’t excelled in any one area defensively, but has repeatedly found ways to get the job done in close games.
Why To Bet On The Giants?
It seems as though losses come in pairs for a Giants’ team that has dropped just four games all season. The last time New York lost consecutive games they bounced back with five straight wins, including a 17-3 beat-down of the Chicago Bears to break out of the slide. The Giants are one of the most complete teams in the league at their best, with pass and rush units that rank in the top-ten on both sides of the ball. The New York defense will shut down Jones-Drew and force Garrard to pass under pressure, something he hasn’t done well over the course of his career. Quarterback Eli Manning expressed his disappointment after the loss to Philadelphia, but it’s the running game that will need to lead the way as the Giants try to get back on track.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Jaguars have won three straight games to climb the AFC football betting standings, and although the win over the Houston Texans at home a couple of weeks ago was impressive, this is a much deeper Giants’ team. New York has lost twice at home all season, and now welcome a team that has played .500 football on the road. The weather should play a factor in this game as well, with Jacksonville forced to adapt to the cold.
Jaguars Giants Betting Pick: Giants