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#pounditWednesday, August 17, 2022

Patriots, Packers, Saints would still be favored over Giants next week

The Giants may have won the Super Bowl, but does that mean Las Vegas sports books believe they’re the best team in the NFL? Apparently not.

According to RJ Bell of, if the Patriots and Giants rematched in a Super Bowl next week, the Pats would still be favored by 2.5 points.

Bell says both the Packers and Saints would be even greater favorites against the Giants on a neutral field. If those teams were to play the Giants, they each would be favored by 3.5 points.

Does this mean the sports books are still underestimating the Giants? Or is this just further confirmation that the Giants got hot at the right time and had a few breaks go their way (e.g. Kyle Williams in the NFC title game, Wes Welker’s drop).

The Giants beat the Pats twice this season and they beat the Packers in the playoffs. They did get hammered by the Saints, but you have to acknowledge they got it done when it counted the most — the postseason.

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