|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NFLNFL betting lines handicappers have quite a NFL betting challenge with the matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants from Giants Stadium. NFL betting lines have gushed red ink with the Giants, who have lost 4 consecutive NFL betting matchups both straight up and against the spread.
The Giants were considered the chalk with the preseason NFL betting lines to win the NFC and go back to the Super Bowl and after a 5-0 start to the NFL betting season that appeared to be the case. But the Giants have not scored a NFL football betting payout since October 11. A major reason for their lack of success with the NFL betting lines has been the inconsistent play of quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning has thrown 6 interceptions in the Giants last 4 games. The Giants defense has also been a culprit as it has allowed 22 red zone touchdowns in 29 attempts by opponents. Despite their problems with the NFL betting lines the Giants are only 1 game behind the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East Division. The Giants are coming off a much needed bye week.
New York defensive end Justin Tuck said that the Giants have to continue their efforts to improve at red zone defense. “Its just a matter of making plays when the opportunity is there,” said Tuck. “We just have to keep chiseling away and hopefully we’ll start getting some of those breaks.”
The Atlanta Falcons have a record of 5-4 straight up and 6-3 with the NFL betting lines. Atlanta has lost 3 out of their last 4 games straight up and is 4 games behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. The Falcons will focus on trying to clinch a wild card spot. Atlanta’s defense has been a weakness with the NFL betting lines as it ranks 25th overall. Second year quarterback Matt Ryan is having something of a sophomore jinx with the NFL betting lines as he has a 78.8 quarterback rating and a poor 14/12 touchdown to interception ratio.
Manning said that the Giants need to focus on their own efforts with the NFL betting lines and avoid getting caught up in the divisional race. “We have to worry about the Giants,” said Manning. “We have to handle our business.”