The New York Giants are 0-6 straight up and 2-4 against the spread over their last six games. With plenty of bad news on the injury front, the Giants will have a hard time trying to earn their first win of the season this Sunday night against the Denver Broncos.
New York is an 11.5-point road underdog in Denver at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Giants are 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against the Broncos.
New York Giants at Denver Broncos
When: Sunday, October 15, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Betting Line / Total: Denver -11.5 / 39 Points
New York Giants
Entering last Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with an 0-4 SU record, the Giants’ season was already in serious jeopardy. But that game took a huge toll as New York lost its top three wide receivers to ankle injuries.
Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall will be out for the remainder of the season and Sterling Sharpe will be out indefinitely. For a team whose offensive scheme leans heavily on the passing game, these injuries are devastating.
Over their last 14 games on the road against teams with winning records, the Giants are 2-12 SU and 3-10-1 ATS per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Allowing only 260.8 total yards per game, the Broncos have the best total defense in the NFL. Denver also ranks seventh in the league in scoring defense, allowing 18.5 points per game.
The Broncos entered their bye week with a 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS record, and their preparation for the Giants’ offense got a lot easier after Sunday’s slew of injuries. In its last 14 games coming off a bye, Denver is 11-3 SU and ATS.
Sunday night’s total is set at 39 points. The OVER is 6-1 in Denver’s last seven games as a favorite of 11 points or more.
Denver has gone 12-5 SU in its last 17 night games. That streak of success is likely to continue against this depleted Giants team. If New York hopes to keep this one close, it will need to get an excellent performance out of a defense that ranks 24th in scoring defense and 27th in total defense.
This is New York’s first game as a double-digit underdog since Super Bowl XLII back in 2008.
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