Be wary of New York Giants, Eli Manning on prop boards
Dating back to last season and including this preseason, the New York Giants are 7-0 SU (straight up) and 6-0-1 ATS (against the spread) over their last seven games.
But despite their recent success, there is concern for the offense heading into the 2014 season.
Eli Manning has expressed frustration with his new offensive coordinator's system and had an awful preseason with just one touchdown and a 48.8% completion percentage. The line on Manning's total passing yards in the 2014 regular season is currently set at 4,000, with the OVER and UNDER both playing -115, according to OddsShark.com.
In nine years as the Giants' starting quarterback, Eli Manning has passed for 4,000 yards or more only three times, eclipsing the mark by 21 yards in 2009 and by only two yards in 2010. Manning hasn't hit 4,000 passing yards in either of the last two seasons and seems unlikely to do so in 2014.
Eli starts off Monday night at Detroit where they are getting seven points from oddsmakers. Take the under.
Another under worth considering is the total passing yards in the 2014 regular season for Ben Roethlisberger. The line is set at 3,900 passing yards with the over and under both at -115.
Pittsburgh has expressed that it wants to get back to the power running game that used to be a staple of the team, and feels it has the stable of backs to do so with Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount.
In addition to more focus on the running game, Roethlisberger's health must also be factored in; Big Ben has played all 16 games only twice in his 10-year career. Whether health or game plan keeps his passing yards down this season, the under seems like a strong play.
Frank Gore has been a model of consistency under Jim Harbaugh for the 49ers. He rushed for 1,211 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011, 1,214 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012, and 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Gore will continue to be a big part of San Francisco's offense this season and should once again hit the eight touchdown mark, which would pay off the over on his regular season touchdown total which is set at 7.5 (Over -115, Under -115).
The Niners open at Dallas as 4.5-point favorites in a game that the Odds Shark prediction computer has picked as one of its Westgate Super Contest selections.
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