New York Giants vs Tampa Bay Bucs NFL Week 2 Betting Odds
The New York Giants dropped the NFL opener last Wednesday night at home to the Dallas Cowboys as they began the defense of their Super Bowl championship from a season ago. There are plenty of things that the Giants need to work on, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coming to town in Week 2 of the season.
New York looked good in spurts of the match up with the Cowboys last Wednesday night, but they simply lacked the game-changing plays that Dallas was able to come up with in the second half. and as a result, the Giants begin in an 0-1 hole.
On the other side of the field, the Bucs came into the 2012 NFL season as the forgotten team of the NFC South it seemed like. But there reasons were these, with Atlanta and New Orleans fixated at the top, and Cam Newton on the journey of leading the Panthers back to relevance.
All Tampa Bay did in Week 1 though was shut down Newton and the Panthers offense on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Florida for a 16-10 win. So Tampa Bay sits at 1-0 on the season, getting the Greg Schiano era off to a winning start.
But things definitely get tough in a hurry, as they travel up to New York, where Tampa Bay is the big underdog.
Giants vs Bucs Week 2 Betting Odds available at Bovada Sportsbook have set New York as assertive favorites in the matchup. New York will need to win by a double-digit margin to cover, with the line sitting at nine points.
Oddsmakers are obviously asking bettors to choose whether or not this game will be decided by two possessions or more. New York will need to win by at least 10 points, with a win by eight points or less giving the win against the spread to the Bucs, with exactly a nine-point giants’ win resulting in a push on the line.
The Giants will definitely be looking to bounce back, as they do not want to start in an 0-2 hole, especially with every other team in the NFC East getting off to a winning start. New York is already in an early hole.
It will be interesting to see what Tampa Bay tries to do to curtail Giants quarterback Eli Manning. The Bucs did a great job containing Cam Newton. But scoring was rather difficult to come by against the Panthers, and it won’t get any easier on the road against New York.