Am I an idiot for liking the Giants tonight?
116-116 is the only thing you need to know as the Giants head into Philadelphia for their Monday Night tilt against the Eagles.
Daniel Jones is out potentially 2-4 weeks after suffering a high-ankle sprain, and Eli Manning is back in the saddle. Quick side note: what the hell is going on in New York with high-ankle sprains? Saquon and Danny Dimes in one season is a lot, and as someone who has survived a high-ankle sprain, they're the fucking worst. Especially when you hear your ankle pop after sliding during a softball game and drunkenly play on it for another 6 hours and end up in a cast for 10 weeks in order to avoid surgery. We can't all be Saquon
Don't get me wrong, the Giants stink and so does the rest of the NFC East, but do you really think Eli Manning potentially ends his career under .500? In the spotlight with a healthy supporting cast and going up against a slightly below average Eagles' passing defense? I'm not saying that Eli Manning lights the world on fire tonight, but I think it is extremely possible that Eli Manning breaks the brains of millions again.
That's a text exchange I had with a good friend last night after I bailed myself out on SNF Prop Bets and felt entirely too confident in by abilities as a sports gambler. Am I taking Giants moneyline tonight? Absolutely not, but what am I taking?
1. Giants +9.5 (-110). A two-time Super Bowl winning QB keeps this game under two scores, Giants probably lose by about 6 or 7.
2. Under 45.5 (-110). A two time Super Bowl winning QB takes over at Quarterback and hasn't taken a snap since week two. There's a 90% chance of rain at kickoff and see this one being real ugly.
3. Eli Manning OVER .5 interceptions (-205). Horrendous value, but it's almost too funny to not take. This absolutely happens in the first quarter.
4. Saquon Barkley OVER 3.5 receptions (-190). Wet conditions and Eli likes dumping the ball off to him out of the backfield, he was targeted 13 times in Weeks 1 & 2 and I think this hits as a result of Eli being afraid to push the ball downfield in the slippery conditions.
-The Inn Keeper