With the NFL Draft just one week away (April 28-30) in Las Vegas, it seems like the New York Giants are starting from scratch with a new general manager, a new head coach and a new direction.
Gone is former head coach Joe Judge, who lasted just two seasons after posting a 10-23 record. In is former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Gone is former general manager Dave Gettleman after a four-year stint. In to take over Gettleman’s duties is Joe Schoen, former assistant general manager of the Bills.
Similar to their state counterpart, the New York Jets, the Giants (4-13, 4th in NFC East last season) have two of the first seven selections in the first round at No. 5 and No. 7, with one Friday second-round choice at No. 4 (No. 36 overall). Three picks in the top 36 can bring talent, depth and fill much-needed positions on both sides of the ball.
Here is an earlier postseason look at the Giants’ draft needs.
Along with last year’s dismal season comes some dismal New York sports betting Against the Spread numbers for the Giants, for their fans and for bettors.
Inside the Betting Numbers
PointsBet Sportsbook New York provided EmpireStakes.com with a spread sheet of data in 19 different wagering categories from last season. The Giants were on the positive side of just one of them:
- With rest disadvantage (2-1, 66% of the cover).
In 18 of the other categories, the Giants’ cover percentage was 43% or below.
A couple of the borderline numbers that the Giants can improve on entering this season:
- As a home underdog (3-4, 42.9% cover)
- After a loss (5-7, 41.7%)
- Non-conference games (2-3, 40%)
The numbers that must improve include:
- All games (6-11, 35.3%)
- Conference games (4-8, 33.3%)
- Division games (2-4, 33.3%)
- After a win (1-3, 25%)
- With rest advantage (0-3)
The ATS numbers for all games and after a win are identical to the Jets.
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The Season Ahead for Giants
Daboll, Schoen and the Giants’ organization have a monumental task at hand for the coming season in the eyes of oddsmakers.
BetMGM Sportsbook New York, for instance, has the Giants listed at +10000 to win the Super Bowl, the same odds as the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Only the co-tenant Jets and Detroit Lions (both at +15000) and Houston Texas (+25000) have longer odds among the NFL’s 32 franchises.
The current NFL pride of the state of New York, the Buffalo Bills, have the shortest odds, at +650.
The full NFL 2022 regular season schedule will be released in early May. The Giants’ home opponents will be their three NFC East opponents (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders), along with the Baltimore Ravens, Panthers, Chicago Bears, Lions, Texans and Indianapolis Colts.
Their road opponents (excluding their division rivals) will be the Green Bay Packers, Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.