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NFL Odds Favor Giants Defense & Kicking

NFL odds will always take into account the defense when figuring the NFL betting number for the New York Giants as they rank as one of the best stop units in the league.

NFL odds were beaten in 12 out of 16 regular season NFL betting opportunities last year by the Giants based in large part because of their defense.  The Giants ranked 5th overall against the NFL odds in both total defensive yards allowed and total points allowed.

The Giants had a strong pass rush that was a key to their NFL betting success as they ranked 6th overall in the NFL with 42 sacks.  Defensive end Justin Tuck was the leader of that pass rush against the NFL odds as he had a team beast 12 sacks.

The 5-year pro from Notre Dame finished with 65 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 interception last year.  Linebacker Antonio Pierce was the leading tackler for the Giants against the NFL odds last year.  The 9-year pro from Arizona had 94 tackles and 2 forced fumbles.

A trio of Giants were tied for the team lead against the NFL odds with 3 interceptions.  Among the trio, James Butler, a 5-year pro from Georgia Tech, is no longer with the team as he will play for the St. Louis Rams.  Cornerback Aaron Ross returns and had 52 tackles along with those 3 picks.

The 3-year pro from Texas also scored a touchdown last year.  Corey Webster also returns and the 5-year pro from LSU had 2 forced fumbles and 50 tackles to go with his 3 picks against the NFL odds last year.

Overall the Giants ranked 8th against the NFL odds for holding opposing quarterbacks to a rating of 76.7.  Kicker John Carney had a phenomenal season against the NFL odds last year to help enhance the defensive effort.

Carney nailed 35 out of 38 field goals in 2008.  Carney has since departed however and Lawrence Tynes, a 6-year pro from Troy will attempt to fill Carney’s deadly toe.  Tynes has a career field goal mark of 80%.  Defense and kicking are always keys to a title and the Giants are looking solid there.

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