|2009 NFL Preseason Betting Preview: Giants at Patriots Trends & Injuries|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 02 September 2009 16:57|
Giants at Pats Preview
Two teams that met in the Super Bowl two years ago will meet at Foxboro on Thursday night at 7:30PM when the New England Patriots host the New York Giants.
Last week, the Jets edged out their in-state rivals 27-25 as the Giants failed to cover the 3.5-point spread. With the over/under sitting at only 36.5, the total sailed over as both teams racked up 52 points.
The Patriots edged out the Redskins 27-24 last week, although New England failed to cover the 4.5-point spread. Randy Moss had two touchdowns, although Tom Brady excited the game after hurting his shoulder. Just like the Jets-Giants game, the over 38 easily covered in the Pats-Skins matchup.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Giants 3-point road favorites over the Patriots on Thursday night. The over/under total has been set at 36 for this matchup.
Even though Brady’s injury isn’t considered serious, it’s doubtful that Bill Belichick will risk further hurting his star quarterback, especially considering that Brady was sidelined for the entire 2008 season after hurting his knee. Don’t expect Brady to play much, if at all on Thursday night against the Giants.
Top Trends for this game.
NY GIANTS are 12-26 ATS (-16.6 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1993.
NY GIANTS are 6-17 ATS (-12.7 Units) against AFC East division opponents since 1993.
Head-to-Head Series History
NEW ENGLAND is 1-1 against the spread versus NY GIANTS over the last 3 seasons
NEW ENGLAND is 1-1 straight up against NY GIANTS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Teams have not released an official injury report.
2009 NFL Preseason Week 4: Giants at Patriots Odds & Over/Under Totals
New York Giants -3 Over 36 (-105)
New England Patriots +3 Under 36 (-115)
Posted: 9/2/09 9:57PM ET