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Giants-Saints opening odds: New York looks to continue underdog win streak

Was this the Giants’ last chance to be the favorite?

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

If the New York Giants were ever going to be the betting favorites in another game this season, it likely would have been this upcoming Sunday against the struggling New Orleans Saints.

Instead, the Saints are -225 moneyline favorites with a 4.5-point spread at DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 37 points.

The Giants have been underdogs every game since Week 2, but they won their last three games outright. Each of those three wins came against an opponent that was favored by 4.5 points or more.

On Monday night, the Giants proved that they’re at least capable of beating a quality opponent. The Green Bay Packers entered Monday with a three-game winning streak, which ended when Randy Bullock kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired.

The Saints are 6-7 overall, but they’ve only covered the spread three times this year. They snapped a three-game losing streak on Sunday in a 28-6 win over the Carolina Panthers, but it may have been too little too late.

New Orleans has only been favored by 4.5 points or more twice this year. Both times, they failed to cover.

However, the Panthers win reminded opponents that the Saints are capable of blowout wins against struggling opponents. New Orleans beat the New England Patriots 34-0 earlier in the season, who the Giants beat by only three points.

That’s bad news for New York. When the Giants lose, they often do so by a wide margin; they’ve covered the spread in only one loss this year.

Nine of the Saints’ games this year have gone under the point total, as have nine of the Giants’ games.

Giants-Saints kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.

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  • 86%
    Giants +4.5
    (506 votes)
  • 13%
    Saints -4.5
    (79 votes)
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