“Every sucker and their brother was betting on the New York Giants,” laughed ScoresOddsPicks.com handicapper Brian Kayma, emphasizing the word “sucker”.
But virtually every professional bettor unloaded on the NY Giants. The gap between sharp and square player has never been greater thanks to the information age.
Professional gamblers already were raking in the profits in week 1 of preseason football betting, but the windfall profits continued Monday Night.
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It’s well known that Wise Guy plays from GodsTips are widely accepted by virtually every bookmaker, Vegas runner, pro bettor, Vegas insider, oddsmaker, and fellow handicappers alike as the strongest pick in sports gambling.
They had a Wise Guy in the NFL and a Wise Guy in MLB. Firs against the NFL odds:
NY GIANTS +2.5 NY Jets
Honestly, I think the Jets protest too much. Off a surprising season, they’ve been on their hard knocks publicity tour. They are talking about making a statement in the new Meadowlands Stadium and not having the indignity of playing in Giants Stadium.
“There’s a lot going on right now with the Jets claiming New York and that it’s their town,” said Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas. “We’re not feeding into that. But at the same time we want to send a message to them that it’s still our town. And it’s going to be our stadium.”
This appears to have the Giants as pumped for a preseason game as they will get. The Jets come into the season overvalued with everything having gone right for them last year. The Giants undervalued off a rough year.
The Giants have had some injuries, but do have good depth. Off their fortuitous year, the Jets don’t have the talent many think.
When motivation the preseason is tough to manufacture, Rex Ryan and company have made a big mistake firing up the Giant.
Now in MLB:
SAN DIEGO (CORREIA -108) Cubs (Gorzelanny)
San Diego is +26.2 units including 15.1 on the road. The reeling Cubs have lost 14-of-18. San Diego has won 6-of-7 +5.6 units. In that span they are hitting .279 with an OBP of .350.
Oh the Cubs are -28.6 units including -16.3 at home. San Diego has won 14-of-21 with Kevin Correia, who is +9.2 in that span. The Cubs are 6-11 with Tom Gorzelanny -6.6 units.
Padres are 21-5 in their last 26 vs. National League Central, 12-3 in Correia’s last 15 road starts. Cubs are 17-36 in their last 53 games following a win, 3-13 in their last 16 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game, 0-7 in their last 7 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
But that Wise Guy winner was corroborated by the pro gamblers at ScoresOddsPicks.com
New York Giants at New York Jets – Monday, 8:00 p.m. ET
Rex Ryan will play his starters almost the entire first half. I am making a small bet on the Jets on the first half line. But despite their injuries, the Giants have infinitely more depth and will crush the Jets in the second half.
The Giants are deep, very deep at WR and their third team will eat the Jets backups alive. The Jets have nothing behind Mark Sanchez at QB.
The Jets’ bread and butter is defense. They terrorized opposing offenses last year, although the most important player—Darrelle Revis—won’t be in action Monday. The Pro Bowl corner is holding out for a bigger contract. Even without Revis, the Jets “D” is pretty deep, especially in the secondary. Brodney Pool, Dwight Lowery and rookie Kyle Wilson are all capable bodies.
The Jets’ Super Bowl hopes rest largely on Mark Sanchez’s shoulders. The second-year pro needs to make some strides under center, and he can’t blame the team for a lack of weapons. Shonn Green and LaDainian Tomlinson will carry the load in the backfield, and Monday’s game will be NFL betting fans’ first chance to see what “LT” has left in the tank—if anything. The line returns five starters, none of whom missed a game last year. That means things could get a little ugly once they sit, as the back-ups have limited experience working together.
The Giants have developed a pretty solid offense. The receiving corps is deep, highlighted by Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham. They’ll all catch passes from Eli Manning, at least until Manning gives way to Jim Sorgi, the long-time Colts back up. The G-Men are especially interested in how Brandon Jacobs plays. He struggled last year and the team is crossing its fingers for a comeback. Should he falter again, Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown are waiting in the wings.
The defense is going through a transition period. Linebacker Antonio Pierce is gone, a blow both on the field and from a leadership perspective. The secondary should be upgraded with the additions of Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant, not to mention a healthy Aaron Ross. The line is as deep as any unit in the league—it just needs to deliver the production associated with some of the big names (Mathias Kiwanuka, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck come to mind).
The Jets are certainly the more talented team, but New York is in a bit of disarray right now. Revis’ contract issues have been a distraction and there are a lot of new personalities in the room—Rex Ryan is just trying to get this thing organized. He will, but not in the first game of the year. Take the steadier Giants to cover as 2.5-point underdogs.
I will bet the Giants outright, the Giants in the second half and a small play on the Jets in the first half. But the official pick for clients is the Giants ATS.
The pick: NY Giants ESPN Best Bet of the Year
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