Tom Coughlin probably knows how to put the Giants’ bye weeks in the NFL to proper use, as the team, who are 3-4, made seven consecutive wins after their weeks off. Now they will try to make it to eight in a row when they take on the Colts – 5-3 -at MetLife Stadium on Monday night, in a game that many price per head fans believe could prove to be very intense.
Indianapolis’ betting line opened with the Colts as the favorites by three points, and the total was 51.
Indianapolis only had a winning streak of five games (5-0 ATS), which was broken in a 51-34 defeat to the Eagles. The Colts were behind in that game by up to 25 points, but they were able to get within one score with only two minutes left in the meeting’s third quarter before they lost their spark. Prior to that, Indianapolis took out the Bengals – who were at the top of the NFC North – 27-0. Having covered three times earlier during the season, the Colts are now 3-1 ATS in road games, and many fans believe that they can only move forward.
As they have 452 yards a game, Indianapolis are at the top of the league when it comes to total offense, while they’re able to outrush the teams they face by 16 yards in each game.
New York were able to win three consecutive games, but then the team met the NFC East on the road, and they ended up losing two meetings in a row, which include a 31-21 decision two weeks ago against the Cowboys. That meeting was tied at the half at 14-14, and with five minutes remaining, the Giants were only trailing by a TD, but they couldn’t quite cover as the dogs by five points.
QB Manning made no interceptions in his three passes for a TD, and after the Giants’ offensive line allowed eight sacks against Philadelphia, they did not allow one when they took on the Cowboys. Therefore, after a bad start this season, the Giants are now 3-2 both ATS and SU.
Many price per head fans know that both teams suffered injuries, but the Giants are worse off in that department, as they’re missing the services of Rashad Jennings, their top rusher, and Victor Cruz, their leading WR. QB Luck also seems to be doing a better job than Manning, so many experts believe that the Colts will be the ones to win this meeting.