The New York Giants have fallen into a hole as they lost their first two games of the NFL season. Meanwhile, the Houston Texans have won their first two games, thus matching their win total from last year. The two sides will be playing this weekend at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
The Giants and Texans have only played each other three times. The Texans won once in their expansion year in 2002 but the Giants won the other two with the most recent being a 34-10 win in November 2010.
The Giants have only won two of their last five regular season games. The team's last two games entailed big losses with the latest being a 25-14 loss at home to the Arizona Cardinals. The Giants were listed at -1 to actually win the game. They have gone 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven September games. They have also gone under the point total in each of their last five Week 3 games.
The Texans have won their games against the spread and straight up so far this year. The last one was a 30-14 road win over the Oakland Raiders with a -3 line. They barely moved over the 41 over/under total for the game. These two wins come after last season when they lost their last fourteen games.
History states that the Texans are strong following ATS wins, going over the point total after their last six ATS wins. However, they have lost their last seven ATS games on field turf surfaces like what MetLife Stadium uses.
This is one of the few games this coming week where the home team is not favored to win. The Giants are listed at +2 for this game. The over/under will be at 41 points. The moneyline bets are very close with the Giants listed at +110 for a straight up win while the Texans are at a mere -130. This will be a rather close game and therefore a popular option that will be of interest to people who are looking to get a good deal.