|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLFootball betting wraps up the first full sports betting weekend of preseason action with the ESPN Monday night game as the New York Giants host the Carolina Panthers. Football betting fans will get a sports betting look at what could end up being a preview matchup for this year’s NFC championship game.
The Giants opened on the football betting board as a 3-point favorite in this matchup with a sports betting total of 33.5. With both of these teams entering the NFL betting exhibition campaign as veteran playoff contenders it is expected that a lot of young and inexperienced players will see action.
One football betting commodity that is not expected to be seen much is Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Manning just broke the bank with a massive new contract and the Giants will not want to expose him to potential injury in the football betting preseason. Backup quarterbacks David Carr and Andre’ Woodson are expected to take most of the preseason
The Giants number one draft pick this year was wide receiver Hakeem Nicks out of North Carolina. Nicks should get a fair share of football betting work this preseason as it is hoped he will be up to speed for the regular season opener as he is expected to provide a game breaking element to the Giants offense. The Carolina Panthers are also expected to give their backup quarterbacks plenty of work in the football betting preseason. Josh McCown is the current backup to Jake Delhomme while Matt Moore is currently third on the depth chart.
The Panthers used the draft to shore up their defense as their first three selections were from the defensive side of the line. Defensive end Everette Brown from Florida State, defensive back Sherrod Martin from Troy, and defensive Tackle Corvey Irvin from Georgia are all expected to get schooled in the football betting preseason.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.