New York opened as 5-point favorites against New Orleans, and the line has either stayed at -5 or shifted to -4½, depending on the betting service used. The Giants are also favored in the moneyline, at -240 to the Saints +200.
The over/under for Sunday's game opened at 53 and has stayed there. Both teams average 27 points per game, but the Giants own the league's ninth-ranked defense, while the Saints defense is ranked 28th.
New Orleans has dominated the Giants in recent regular-season games, winning each of their last three meetings by at least twenty points. The Saints are two games back of the Seattle Seahawks for the last wild card spot, and must win this game to preserve any hope of reaching the playoffs this season. The Giants own a one-game lead over the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East lead, and would like to put some breathing room between themselves and the other playoff contenders.