Full disclosure on this blog – I’m not a gambler. So I may not know at all what I’m talking about. I’m assuming both of these lines for both the Jets and Giants are based on Vegas’ exposure on early betting, because otherwise it makes no sense. The Jets currently sharing the same odds as the Saints, Lions, and Steelers is pretty fucking ridiculous. Even I can admit that. But I guess seeing a team with the potential to bounce back to their 2009/2010 selves at 30/1 odds was so extreme it resulted in a huge flow of buyers making big bets on Rex and Company? That makes sense to me. Simple supply and demand shit. When its all said and done, end up somewhere in the 18/1 range which is where it should have probably been all along.
The Giants are probably even more confusing. Defending Super Bowl Champs with practically the same exact team returning dropping to 18/1 favorites. Obviously there’s two ways to look at the Giants – either the 9-7 team who lost to the Redskins twice and barely made the playoffs with the help of multiple miracles – or the team who absolutely steamrolled through the playoffs and beat 3 of the best teams in all of football. I guess when you lay it out like that, 18/1 actually sounds pretty reasonable. Most likely its just 18/1 again to get Giants fans’ dicks hard about the stars aligning and beating the Patriots again and all that mumbo jumbo just to get them to open their wallets.