The New York Giants head south for their NFL Week 7 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Giants enter as underdogs versus the Jaguars in the betting odds despite a 5-1 record.
The New York Giants continued their excellent start to the 2022 NFL season with another comeback victory last week. The G-Men rallied for a thrilling 24-20 win at home over the Baltimore Ravens and now get their first true road game since Week 1. The Giants travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars as the underdog in the betting odds.
With their latest come-from-behind victory, New York improved to 5-1 on the season. The win helped the Giants eclipse last year’s win total (4) and marked the team’s best start since 2009. It’s important for the G-Men to remember, though, after starting 5-1 in 2009, they finished the season on a 3-7 skid to finish 8-8.
Here’s a look at the best betting odds for this matchup between the Giants and Jaguars on Sunday afternoon in Jacksonville.
Best Betting Odds for Giants at Jaguars
The Giants (5-1, 5-1) travel to Jacksonville (2-4, 2-4 ATS) and see themselves as unlikely underdogs in Week 7’s opening lines. New York scored one of six straight up wins by underdogs in Week 6 despite being 5.5-point ‘dogs at home. The Jags enter this one on a three-game losing skid and sport a 1-1 mark against the spread at home and 0-1 ATS as the betting favorite.
These teams have played more to the Under this season more often than not, with both seeing the Under hit in four of six games so far. With these offenses likely to lean on their rushing attacks, this game could move quickly and hit the Under once again.
NFL Week 7 Preview: New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars
Despite being outplayed by the Baltimore Ravens most of the game, the Giants managed another comeback win last week. New York allowed the Ravens to run up over 200 rushing yards and only forced two punts, but the Giants won the turnover battle and outplayed Baltimore in key spots en route to the 24-20 win.
The Jaguars lost their third straight game last week, blowing a 14-3 lead to the Indianapolis Colts in the 34-27 loss. Jacksonville did run up 243 rushing yards in the loss, with three players registering more than 50 yards on the ground. Jaguars runners stand tied for first in yards-per-carry this year (5.5). Meanwhile, New York’s defense allows the most yards-per-carry thus far (6.1).
New York also enjoys running the ball and should look to exploit a Jaguars defense that allowed 210 rushing yards to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4. New Jaguars head coach Doug Peterson understands despite his team being the betting favorite, it will be an uphill battle with the Giants.
Saquon Barkley continued his career resurgence last week, tallying 95 yards from scrimmage against the Ravens. He’s the only player in the NFL to register over 85 yards from scrimmage in each of the first six weeks and leads the league with 771 scrimmage yards in 2022. Barkley faces a Jacksonville defense ranked third in the league against the run, allowing just 89.3 rushing yards-per-game.
Betting Trends Affect Giants, Jaguars Odds
Several betting trends affect the odds in this rare matchup between the Giants and Jaguars. Despite a 2-1 start to the season, the Jaguars sport a 3-11 mark against the spread over their last 14 games. Over their last 13 home games, Jacksonville managed to cover the spread just four times. The Giants, meanwhile, head to TIAA Bank Field 4-1 against the spread as underdogs so far this season.
The Giants have done well against teams with losing records of late, posting a 18-8-1 mark against the spread in this spot. New York enters this matchup 0-4 against the spread in the last four matchups against the Jaguars, though the last game in this series came back in 2018. And historically, Jacksonville has struggled with NFC opponents. Dating back to 2012, the Jags see a 4-39 outright record against NFC teams, going just 8-35 against the spread in those contests.
The Giants have seen the Under hit in four of their six games this season, and in 13 of their last 17 games overall. The Under is 2-4 in Jaguars games this year, and 10-1 in the last 11 Jags home games versus teams with a winning road record.