Predictions For Steelers Giants Betting – Giants Return To Field To Host Steelers Following Hurricane Sandy
The New York Giants have started to round in to form following a slow start to their season. Extending their win streak to five games against a Pittsburgh Steelers’ team that has also come on strong of late will not be an easy task. The Giants have followed up a four-game split with four-straight wins to reach the midway mark of the NFL regular season with the best record in the NFC East. Keeping that momentum going certainly won’t be easy for Eli Manning and the defending Super Bowl champions, particularly with all that the team has been through over this past sports betting week.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants
Sunday November 4, 2012 – 4:25 PM ET
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Betting Line: New York Giants – 3
The images of destruction left by Hurricane Sandy in the New York area were startling to most, and there is no doubt that the Giants’ players have spent this past week dealing with everything that has happened off the gridiron. That certainly won’t play well for them against a Pittsburgh team that has won three of its last four, and will be focused on earning another important win.
NFL Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers
Improvement on the defensive side of the ball has been among the biggest keys for the Steelers, which rank first against the pass and ninth against the run this season. Pittsburgh’s defense held the Washington Redskins to just 255 yards of total offense and just one touchdown last week, but will face a much tougher test from Manning and a passing offense that ranks sixth in the NFL. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is right behind Manning in terms of passing yards this season, while the emergence of running back Jonathan Dwyer on the ground has played a key role in consecutive wins.
NFL Betting Preview: New York Giants
The Giants were somewhat fortunate to hold on for a late win against the Dallas Cowboys that was confirmed only after a Dez Bryant touchdown was called back in the final minute of the fourth quarter. New York has struggled to pull away from opponents despite opportunities, but should continue to improve in that area with wide receiver Hakeem Nicks getting back to full strength. The tandem of Nicks and Victor Cruz gives the Giants one of the best duos in the NFL, and weather provided Manning should be able to give them a ton of work.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
Of course, with the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy still being felt, it is hard to evaluate how this game will play out. The Giants have dealt with a ton of problems off the field this week and still do have a very good record of late, so perhaps they may be due for a loss. Pittsburgh is beginning to gain some momentum following a slow online sportsbook start, so in this situation it makes sense to take the points.
NFL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers