Giants Lions MNF Preview
NY Giants Open 2014 Monday Night in Detroit
By Wayne Root:
You longtime readers know that I grew up in New York as a true SOB (son of a butcher!). I follow all the New York betting teams very closely, particularly the Giants and the Jets in the NFL because pro football is KING here in Las Vegas.
Well, WAYNE ALLYN ROOT is THE KING OF LAS VEGAS because he knows when to bet on or against various teams. I can definitely that Giants fans in my old stomping grounds are VERY worried about how the G-men are going to start the season Monday Night against the Detroit Lions.
You’ve probably heard by now that New York is trying to run the West Coast offense this year. Last year’s offense was a pathetic joke that seemed outdated, inept, and strikingly inferior to units that had done enough to win two prior Super Bowls. Thus far, the transition has been pretty ugly. That’s been hidden from the scoreboard because the backups have done well. Have you seen Eli Manning’s numbers from August?
Conveniently, Manning’s playing time has led to a passing line that would reflect a typical game. In exhibition action his final numbers were:
Hey, no interceptions! But, the West Coast offense features a low-risk passing attack with a lot of short throws. Manning was less than 50% passing in THAT style! And, 188 total yards in the air on 41 total attempts is very poor. Not acceptable.
Also, Manning was sacked an amazing 5 times for 57 yards…and the West Coast offense is supposed to help you avoid sacks. Manning fumbled the ball three times and lost one.
Many professional bettors have been hitting the Lions through the week because sharps watch all the games and read stats! Game day handicappers will have to determine if the line has gone too far, and it’s time to bet on the Giants.
Who in their right mind could bet on an offense that’s sputtering this badly…on the road in a dome in front of a rabid crowd? How about a handicapper who made his name with a wily “DOESN’T MAKE SENSE” approach to beating the market? I could well be on the Giants come game day (you’ll have to sign up for service to find out!). I would point to the following reasons as to why Detroit may be overpriced:
*The Lions only led their dress rehearsal against Jacksonville 7-6 at halftime a couple of weeks ago, and actually trailed 12-7 entering the fourth quarter before eking out a 13-12 victory with their backups. Remember that Jacksonville was the worst team in the NFL last year. You have to look at BOTH teams when handicapping a game!
*New Detroit coach Jim Caldwell tends to be quiet and conservative. That can make it difficult for his teams to dominate as favorites. It’s one thing if you have Peyton Manning as your quarterback (which Caldwell did in Indianapolis). It’s another when you’re trying to tame turnover prone quarterback Mathew Stafford. Even if the Lions play well, will they be so far ahead in the fourth quarter that they won’t be vulnerable to a backdoor non-cover?
*The NY Giants DEFENSE was stellar last season, and has a very real chance to keep them in this game even if Manning’s offense sputters. Maybe the best betting option in this game is going to be a total rather than a team side given the quality of defenses on the field, and the uncertainty of offenses.
I can’t post an official selection here in my web article. That’s not fair to paying customers. I can tell you that I strongly believe Monday Night’s doubleheader is going to provide some grand finale fireworks to a memorable football weekend! Make sure you’re a part of it!
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Maybe this is going to be another sad year for New Yorkers who love the NFL. If both the Giants and Jets fail to make the playoffs, we may see the end of the Tom Coughlin and Rex Ryan eras at the same time! But, these teams weren’t that far from Wildcard spots last year…and offseason tinkering may have been just what the doctor ordered. I look forward to talking a lot about developments involving these two teams throughout the coming pro football season.
Get ready for a FOOTBALL FRENZY! It’s time for you to go to W.A.R. alongside WAYNE ALLYN ROOT!
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