2022 is yet another new start for the New York Football Giants – and the odds are that Big Blue took another step in the right direction by absolutely killing it in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Joe Judge era is over in Easter Rutherford, enter Brian Daboll to become the team’s fifth head coach since the glorious Tom Coughlin era ended in 2015. Joe Schoen meanwhile is the new GM.
The days of those Super Bowl runs under Coughlin seems a lifetime away, and the Giants now struggle to even be relevant – wins are just an afterthought right now.
On Thursday night in Las Vegas, Big Blue began what they hope will be a return to the big time when they had a pair of top-10 picks in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft (8pm Eastern).
And New York decided to build up front, adding two consensus cornerstone pieces in Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux and Alabama OT Evan Neal. Terrific picks.
Let’s see what the online sportsbooks say about the Giants’ hopes of success in 2022.
New York Giants Draft Picks in 2022
We already told you about those two first-round picks the Giants have – and they had 5 in the top 81 selections. The good news is Big Blue capitalized on that opportunity in a big way – particularly in Round 1 with Thibodeaux and Neal.
Here are details of who the Giants selected:
- Round 1: 5 overall – Kayvon Thibodeaux (DE, Oregon)
- Round 1: 7 overall – Evan Neal (OT, Alabama)
- Round 2: 43 overall – Wan’Dale Robinson (WR, Kentucky)
- Round 3: 67 overall – Joshua Ezeudu (OG, North Carolina)
- Round 3: 81 overall – Cordale Flott (CB, LSU)
- Round 4: 112 overall – Daniel Bellinger (TE, San Diego State)
- Round 4: 114 overall – Dane Belton (S, Iowa)
- Round 5: 146 overall – Micah McFadden (LB, Indiana)
- Round 5: 147 overall – D.J. Davidson (DT, Arizona State)
- Round 5: 173 overall – Marcus McKethan (OG, North Carolina)
- Round 6: 182 overall – Darrian Beavers (LB, Cincinnati)
New York Giants Super Bowl Odds
Online bookmakers don’t expect much from the G Men in 2022 after a miserable 4-13 season in 2021.
Big Blue is huge odds to win Super Bowl LVII in Glendale Arizona next February – and rightly so.
You can get +10000 about the Giants to win a Lombardi in the next 12 months – that’s bet $100 to win $10,000.
What Odds are the Giants to win the NFC East?
Again, pretty embarrassing stuff. You have to go back to 2016 to find the last time New York had a winning season (11-5 as the Ben McAdoo era started with real promise) and even further to find the last time the team won its division. 2011 to be exact, when they came into the playoffs on a hot streak to win a second Super Bowl in four years.
New York is the absolute outsider of the four teams heading into 2022, at +800 odds (bet $100 to win $800).
Latest NFC East odds are as follows:
- +105 Dallas Cowboys (FanDuel)
- +275 Philadelphia Eagles (DraftKings)
- +500 Washington Commanders (SugarHouse, Unibet)
- +800 New York Giants (bet365)
NB: Odds correct on May 1, 2022
How many wins for the Giants in 2022? Over-Under
Well at least sportsbooks expect New York to be better than it was in 2021. The Over/Under for Big Blue wins in 2022 is set at 7 – and the odds are -110 (bet $110 to win $100) for both the Over and the Under.
Giants to make the playoffs – what are the Odds?
Okay one category where the Giants are not huge odds – but the reason is not how good they might be. It’s because the NFC is so awful.
New York is just +225 with DraftKings to be in postseason play – pretty skinny in our view and a crazy bet. But again, all because the team plays in one of pro football’s worst divisions right now. It is -280 that New York DOES NOT make the playoffs.
New York Giants 2022 Schedule
We finally do have dates and kickoff times yet (or TV details) for the 2022 NFL schedule, and this is how it looks for your New York Giants:
- Week 1: Sept. 11 – at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m., FOX
- Week 2: Sept. 18 – vs. Panthers, 1 p.m., FOX
- Week 3: Sept. 26 – vs. Cowboys, (Monday Night Football), 8:15 p.m., ESPN/ABC
- Week 4: Oct. 2 – vs. Bears, 1 p.m., FOX
- Week 5: Oct. 9 – vs. Packers (London), 9:30 a.m., NFLN
- Week 6: Oct. 16 – vs. Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS
- Week 7: Oct. 23 – at Jacksonville, 1 p.m., FOX
- Week 8: Oct. 30 – at Seattle, 4:25 p.m., FOX
- Week 9: BYE
- Week 10: Nov. 13 – vs. Texans, 1 p.m., CBS
- Week 11: Nov. 20 – vs. Lions, 1 p.m., FOX
- Week 12: Nov. 24 – at Dallas (Thanksgiving), 4:25 p.m., FOX
- Week 13: Dec. 4 – vs. Commanders, 1 p.m., FOX
- Week 14: Dec. 11 – vs. Eagles, 1 p.m., FOX
- Week 15: Dec. 17 or 18 – at Washington, TBD
- Week 16: Dec. 24 – at Minnesota, 1 p.m., FOX
- Week 17: Jan. 1 – vs. Colts, 1 p.m., CBS
- Week 18: Jan. 7 or 8 – at Philadelphia, TBD
Giants Strength Of Schedule in 2022
Not surprisingly, playing in that woeful NFC East, the Giants have one of the easier schedules in 2022.
The strength of their schedule (based on the 2021 records of their 2022 opponents) is .465 – that’s 29th hardest in the league.
The 2022 schedule should be announced in the next month – you can find out a full list of opponents for all 32 teams here – and we’ll post spreads as soon as they are available.
Define a chance, a chance to do what? If it’s a chance to be better than 2021 – absolutely they do. We love the Daboll hire. But if you’re talking challenging for the East and a playoff berth – that would be a huge call. Pretty much everything (again) rests with QB Daniel Jones and how the team can protect/support him.
Like we said, Big Blue is currently +10000 to win Super Bowl LVII – that means if you bet $100 and they do lift the Lombardi next year, you’d collect a cool $10,000. If you want the odds in fractions – the Giants are 100-1.
Great rivalry this one with so much history – and of course they will meet again twice in 2022. Unless something crazy happens (like another Dak Prescott injury) then Dallas will start favorite in both games vs Big Blue.