The New York Giants sitting at 7-4 is not something many people expected.
And every week when Vegas unveils its odds for the upcoming slate of games, it’s a reminder that the Giants still are widely viewed as a team far exceeding expectations.
Such is the case this week, with the Giants home underdogs against the 7-5 Washington Commanders. After a slow start this season, the Commanders have won five of their last six games and propelled themselves into the playoff picture.
Even with the hot streak, it remains a little surprising that the Giants, especially at home, are underdogs to the Taylor Heinicke-led Commanders.
New York safety Julian Love said in his weekly appearance on “Tiki & Tierney” that they’ve gotten familiar with the disrespect.
“Man, I feel like the disrespect was kind of evident Week 3 or Week 2 or so," Love said. "I feel like we’ve been dogs every game this season. And so that’s kind of our mindset, we just know no matter if we’re winning, no matter who we’re playing, people always have that disrespect towards us. So, we’ve got to use that, play with a chip on our shoulder, for sure."
For bettors confident in the Giants, that disrespect actually has worked in their favor, as the Giants are 8-3 on the season against the spread. For now, most sportsbooks have New York as 2.5-point underdogs at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Regardless of what the odds are saying, this is pretty much a must-win game for the Giants.
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