How Have New York Giants Historically Fared After 4-1 Start?

How Have New York Giants Historically Fared After 4-1 Start?
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

Even NY sports betting didn’t see this coming. 

The resurgent New York Giants (4-1) host the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) for a Sunday matinee at 1 p.m. (CBS) in a key game for both teams chances in their respective divisions. 

New York has opened the eyes of a lot of football fans with their grittiness and never-say-die attitude, which was on full display in a come-from-behind 27-22 victory over their conference rival Green Bay Packers last Sunday in London.

A brand new attitude brought by new head coach Brian Daboll, the rejuvenation of running back Saquon Barkley and play of quarterback Daniel Jones have all led to one of the best starts in team history, as the Giants have already matched their season win total from last season. 

However, Caesars New York has the Ravens as -5.5 favorites on Sunday, with an over/under of 45 points.

The Giants’ Last 3 Seasons Where They Started 4-1 or Better

2022: 4-1 (The Ravens lead the all-time series, 4-2) 

2009: 5-0. The Giants have not started at 4-1 or better since 2009, when they went 5-0 ... before losing four straight and eight of their last 11 games to finish the season at 8-8.

2008: 4-1. A year after a Super Bowl Championship over the 18-0 New England Patriots, New York also started 4-1. After a 35-14 loss at the Cleveland Browns, the Giants won seven straight and eight of their final 11 games to finish with a NFC East title at 12-4.

Keep tabs on EmpireStakes for the best NY sports betting apps throughout the NFL season.

Giants FanDuel Sportsbook Future Odds

Despite the surprising start, the FanDuel NY futures market is not showing much love to the G-Men. 

As of early Thursday morning, the Giants are the 22nd favorite at +8500 to capture February’s Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. 

To capture the NFC Championship, the Giants are the ninth favorite at +3400, right behind the New Orleans Saints (2-3) at +3200 and just ahead of the Arizona Cardinals (2-3) at +4000. 

New York is the third choice (+1200) to win the NFC East Division, with the favorite Philadelphia Eagles (5-0) at -280, the Dallas Cowboys (4-1) at +300 (both teams meet Sunday night in Philly) and the Washington Commanders (1-4) at a whopping +15000.

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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 (NJ.com) 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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