There are plenty of New York Giants’ fans that are optimistic about the 2020 NFL season, after they watched Daniel Jones play last year.
To me, though, this team is going to struggle mightily this season.
While it is true that Jones threw for over 3,000 yards in his rookie campaign, and started only 12 games, the Giants went 4-12 in 2019 and had some issues in the offseason.
One of the main problems with this team is their 2020 schedule. If you go down the list, the Giants may only be favored three times this year: Week 6 at home against Washington, Week 9 on the road at Washington, and Week 12, after the bye, at Cincinnati. There may end up being more double-digit dog games for the Giants than games they are favored to win.
New York’s schedule through November 2, which is Week 8, is absolutely brutal. The Giants have away games at Chicago, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas, and Philadelphia, plus home games against Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Tampa Bay, in that period.
Jones may be getting to drop back and pass a lot this season, with the Giants trailing in games. That could help him boost his passing stats. BetMGM has the over/under total passing yards for Jones set at 3,799.5 (-110 either way), which does not seem like too much of a stretch for him to reach. Four more games, if he stays healthy behind that offensive line, to add 700 yards passing. Also, BetMGM offers over/under 26.5 passing TDs, which could also be a manageable number.
This could end up as a long season for Giants’ fans, but there is definitely the chance to make some money on the prop plays.
NFL Boosted Odds
- Giants under 6 wins (-104, PointsBet)
- Giants to start 0-4 (+240, BetMGM)
- Daniel Jones to throw over 26.5 TD passes (+105, BetMGM)
- Cowboys and Eagles to finish top two in NFC East (-209, betMGM)
- Jets to win more games than the Giants (-115, PointsBet)
Bonus Week One NFL Bet: Indianapolis (-7) over Jacksonville
Sunday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m. EDT (-110, BetMGM).