Betting Preview: Giants are Big Underdogs Against LA Rams

Betting Preview: Giants are Big Underdogs Against LA Rams

The Los Angeles Rams (4-1) make the trip to the East Coast to face the injury-plagued New York Giants (1-4) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET (FOX).

The Rams head into the game as 8.5-point favorites (PlayUp, Tipico), 9.5-point favorites (BetMGM New York, Caesars) and 10-point favorites at DraftKings for NY sports betting.

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They are even bigger moneyline favorites at -420 (Tipico), -440 (Caesars) and -450 (BetMGM, DraftKings, PlayUp). Giants moneylines are +300, (PlayUp), +320 (Tipico), +333 (BetMGM) and +340 (Caesars, DraftKings New York).

On all five mobile sportsbooks, the over/under total is 48.5 points for New York gambling enthusiasts.

The New York Jets have a bye this week.

Looks Like Giants QB Jones Will Play

The biggest question has been whether or not Giants quarterback Daniel Jones would play, but as of Friday, he was on track to complete concussion protocols and is expected to start against the Rams. Jones suffered a concussion in the second quarter in a 44-20 loss at Dallas last Sunday.

Fourteen players were on the Giants’ injury report Thursday, including running back Saquon Barkley, who suffered an ankle injury in the Dallas loss. He is not expected to play.

Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney had a breakout game last week with 10 catches and 189 yards.

Rams Coming Off Win Over Seattle

The Rams upended Seattle, 26-17, last Thursday after trailing 7-3 at halftime. Quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 25-of-37 passes for 365 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Wide receiver Robert Woods had 12 catches for 150 yards, and wide receiver Cooper Kupp added seven receptions for 92 yards for the Rams, who bounced back from a 37-20 home loss to Arizona the week before.

It was Woods’ second time in his last 20 games where he has had over 100 receiving yards.

The Rams, who defeated the Giants, 17-9, on Oct. 3, 2020, have had 400-plus total yards in three straight games.

Who Will Will?

Prediction: The Giants are home, and Jones coming back is a big plus. However, they are facing an offensive juggernaut in the Rams, and this is a tough hill to climb for the Giants, especially with their injury problems. Rams 41, Giants 20.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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