Ugly is a subjective concept and the New York Giants won’t most definitely mind if you call them ugly as long as it’s reflected in the win column. Before the start of the 2022 season, the G-Men didn’t look particularly great but they’ve managed to find ways to win and currently hold a 5-1 record. Next on their schedule is a Jacksonville Jaguars team that is coming off consecutive losses in three straight weeks.
Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson is 8-2 against New York but Brian Daboll is now running the show, so this will be a different group than the one he faced off against when he was leading the Philadephia Eagles. With this in mind, here are the odds and the spread, and a final score prediction for the game.
Jaguars vs. Giants Odds for Week 7
Per Betsided, the Jags enter this game as a 3-point favorite. Bettors don’t think highly of the 2022 Giants and that’s reflected in this week’s odds. On the other hand, Jacksonville has plenty of talent on both sides of the ball but they’ve underachieved the last three weeks, so maybe they think they will put it all together against Big Blue.
The Jaguars’ moneyline sits at -170 as of this writing. Bet $170 on them and if they beat New York, you will win $100 for a total payout of $270. The Giants’ moneyline is currently set at +140. Place a bet of $100 on them and win $140 if they beat Jacksonville for a total payout of $240. The over/under for the game is 42.5 points.
Jaguars vs. Giants prediction for Week 7
As previously stated, this is a Jaguars team with plenty of untapped potential. They’ve spent the last two seasons replenishing the roster and upgrading most position groups and they showed how good they can be when they beat the Indianapolis Colts and the Los Angeles Chargers in consecutive weeks.
On the other hand, Jacksonville is still learning how to win. Although they’ve come close in the last three weeks, they haven’t been able to seal the deal, which is not something good teams do. After the loss to the Colts in Week 6, Pederson emphasized that the team must play complementary football, something they haven’t done in any of their losses this season.
Meanwhile, the Giants have shown you can knock them down but they’ll get up and find a way to beat you. Just last week, they were trailing for most of their game against the Baltimore Ravens but never gave up and pulled off a 14-point comeback. Simply, they’re not a team that should be taken lightly and they will visit the Jags at TIAA Bank Field Sunday.
This will be a close game and might be a bit difficult to call either way but this writer believes the Jaguars will make strides and once again show progress but won’t be able to slow a hungry Giants team.
Final score: Jaguars 20 – Giants 23