The New York Football Giants date back to 1925 when Tim Mara purchased the franchise. Back then, the team called New York City home, more specifically the Polo Grounds. They relocated to the Garden State in 1976, playing home games in East Rutherford.
Fast forward to current times, and a new era is officially underway. Eli Manning is now retired, and in the process, the torch has been passed to Daniel Jones. Along with All-Pro running back Saquon Barkley, the franchise has two key offensive pieces to build around.
The Giants have a storied NFL history that includes four Super Bowl championships. Consider this your guide to the past, present, and future. We’ll also share a rundown on ways to place your bets on the next Giants football game. Ready, set …
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All season long, each Giants game will attract a ton of betting action. A good deal of the attention will be spread across a trio of main pregame bets: moneyline, spread, and totals. An average game listing at online sportsbooks will look something like this.
When reading the lines, make note of the direction of the numbers on the moneyline and spread: negative for favorites and positive for underdogs. Spreads and totals will have the number listed by the sportsbook in addition to the odds for the bet. Here’s what else you need to know.
Which side will win is all you need to figure out to bet on the moneyline. Of course, consistently picking winners is easier said than done. Here’s a look at some example odds:
You can tell how close of a matchup the oddsmakers are expecting by noting the range in the odds. A big span points to a mismatch, while a close range suggests a tight affair.
Spread betting is a little more complex. Oddsmakers install a number on each game which represents an estimated margin of victory. Bettors get to take or give the points.
For our example, the book sees the Giants as a field goal favorite. If they win by three points or more, they cover. Washington covers with a loss of two points or less or an upset win.
Over/Under betting lets you focus on something besides winners and spreads. It’s all about how many combined points will be scored in the game when all is said and done.
There’s a benchmark total placed on each game by oddsmakers, as well as the odds for both choices. Bettors then decide if they expect the total points to be Over or Under that amount.
Despite finishing up with a record of 6-10 last season, the Giants were actually in contention for the NFC East crown until the end. While that was due to it being a down year for the division as a whole, the initial measure of a team is how well it stacks up in comparison to its closest rivals at the present time.
That being the case, there’s optimism that the Giants could potentially make some noise this time around. Defending division champ Washington Football Team should be in the mix, while the same can be said for a healthy Dallas Cowboys club. The Philadelphia Eagles have some questions to answer with a both new coach and QB at the helm.
The remainder of the schedule has some challenges, including road trips to take on both of last year’s Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The longest road trips are two games, a situation that needs to be navigated three times, and the team will close out the season playing four of six away from home.
The bar in the futures market is set at 7 regular season wins over at DraftKings. While it’ll take some doing, New York has the potential to get over the hump and get to 8 or 9 wins over the 17-game season. Depending on how things break with the rest of the NFC East squads, that could leave them at least in the postseason conversation.
Here is a look at the Giants 2021 schedule, with all home games being played at MetLife Stadium:
|Sep. 12||Denver Broncos||Home||4:25 p.m.||FOX|
|Sep. 16||Washington Football Team||Away||8:20 p.m.||NFL NETWORK|
|Sep. 26||Atlanta Falcons||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Oct. 3||New Orleans Saints||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Oct. 10||Dallas Cowboys||Away||4:25 p.m.||FOX|
|Oct. 17||Los Angeles Rams||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Oct. 24||Carolina Panthers||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs||Away||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|Nov. 7||Las Vegas Raiders||Home||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Away||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|Nov. 28||Philadelphia Eagles||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 5||Miami Dolphins||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 12||Los Angeles Chargers||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 19||Dallas Cowboys||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 26||Philadelphia Eagles||Away||1 p.m.||FOX|
|Jan. 2||Chicago Bears||Away||1 p.m.||CBS|
|Jan. 9||Washington Football Team||Home||1 p.m.||FOX|
The rookie season of head coach Joe Judge didn’t exactly start swimmingly. The team opened up the year with five straight losses, and also lost stud RB Saquon Barkley to injury along the way. The Giants finally got off the schneid in Week 6 with a 1-point win over the Washington Football Team.
New York lost its next two games by a combined total of three points to drop the record to 1-7. The club managed to perk up and win two straight games to show signs of life heading into the Week 11 bye. After the break, the team resumed its winning ways, notching two straight wins to pull the mark to 5-7.
It was a down year for the NFC East last season, so the Giants managed to still be in contention in spite of the sub-.500 record. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t meant to be. The team dropped its next three games before snapping the skid with a 4-point home victory over the Dallas Cowboys to close out the season at 6-10.
While the season as a whole falls into the disappointing category, the team showed signs that it was buying into the Joe Judge way after the rough start. The loss of Barkley and other injuries certainly had an impact, so hopes are high that a full strength Giants team with some new pieces in place will make additional strides this year.
And the options expand far beyond which team will win the next Super Bowl. This is considered a futures bet. The wager is linked to the outcome of a sporting event that has yet to take place. Here are a few other examples of NFL futures:
You can also bet on which conference will secure the Super Bowl title (AFC or NFC), which teams will face each other in the Big Game, and total wins for the Giants. At DraftKings Sportsbook, the 2021 win total for the Giants is set at 7, but keep in mind that there are now 17 games in a season.
Bettors can put money down on how one of the Giants will perform in a game or during the season. These wagers fall under the player props category. And they are often posed as a question. Simply sign in to your NJ sportsbook app of choice, and the NFL menu will include a page of options, from team futures to player futures and props and beyond.
Here are a few examples:
This list is an extremely short one thanks to the longevity and success of Manning. The New York Giants made a 2004 draft-day trade with the San Diego Chargers, and the rest is history. Manning claimed the role as a rookie and didn’t let go until it was time to call it a career.
Jones entered the picture last season as a rookie passer out of Duke University, but he clearly has some big shoes to fill.
Manning is now retired. Here is a look at the highlights of both quarterbacks:
The New York Giants (and Jets) have called MetLife Stadium (originally known as New Meadowlands Stadium) home since the 2010 season. The venue is located in East Rutherford and less than a mile from Meadowlands Racetrack. The latter is home to a FanDuel Sportsbook as well.
MetLife Stadium is part of the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
All 17 Giants regular-season games will be televised as part of the NFL’s numerous TV contracts. Both the Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs and Week 11 game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be under the national spotlight as Monday Night Football contests.
Other games will be available on CBS, FOX, NFL Network, and Amazon Prime.
For those listening on the radio, Giants games can be heard on flagship station WFAN 660 on the AM dial and 101.9 FM in New York. The Spanish broadcast is available on WQBU-FM 92.7.
Bob Papa, Carl Banks, and Howard Cross broadcast the games over the Giants Radio Network.
Streaming services are another way to watch. Those apps include:
Watching games again at MetLife Stadium looks like it will be a go for the 2021 season. For those looking to catch the game off-site, some fans may elect to take a day trip to the Atlantic City casinos and grab a seat at their favorite sportsbook.
Here are a few places to consider watching Giants games:
1. Redd’s Restaurant & Biergarten is so close to Metlife Stadium that a park & ride service is available (not that it will be needed this season). There are 35 flat screen TVs to watch the games. Redd’s also features an outdoor biergarten.
2. Wicked Wolf Tavern is the place where “we know football!” The fan viewing experience includes 35-plus flat screen TVs and a 100-inch projection screen.
3. Rockafellas Sports Bar & Grill calls the same town as the G-Men home. Those looking to watch the live action unfold can take in he “great atmosphere” that includes 21 HDTVs. A full menu adds to the game day experience.
Yes. A joint statement from the Giants and Jets in May announced that MetLife Stadium will operate at full capacity for the 2021 season.
The New York Giants are run by the Mara and Tisch families. The ownership ties date back to 1925. According to the team’s website, Tim Mara purchased the team for a reported $500. The current value is $3.9 billion, according to Forbes.
The late Bob Tisch came aboard in 1991. He purchased a 50% stake for $80 million.
Here is a look back at the Giants’ ownership since 1925:
Four, two of which were won against the New England Patriots in the last 20 years. Here are the scores from Big Blue’s four Super Bowl victories:
The Giants are going with third-year QB Daniel Jones, who took over for former Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning during the course of the 2019 season.
There are 14 Giants numbers that have been officially retired. The list of Giants players who have seen their number retired dates back to the late 1920s. A couple of the names on this list have played on Super Bowl-winning teams.
*The New York Giants retired No. 14 in honor of both Cuff and Title.