History Is Not On The Giants’ Side This Thursday
This Thursday when the New York Giants face the New England Patriots, Big Blue will be the biggest underdogs in their history. The Giants have never been a 16.5 point underdog before and based on numbers compiled by SportsBetting.AG the Giants don't fare so well as double digit dogs.
This is also the highest spread for a Thursday night game in league history, with previous highs of +15 coming in 1992 (Giants at Cowboys) and 2016 (Rams at Seahawks).New York's previous high as an underdog was 15.5 points, which occurred in 1980 and 1995. The G-Men have been underdogs of two touchdowns or more six times since 1980, and all of the games were on the road:
Year Opponent Result Spread 1980 @Chargers L 44-7 +15 1983 @Redskins L 31-22 +15.5 1992 @Cowboys L 30-3 +15 1995 @49ers L 20-6 +15.5 1995 @Cowboys L 21-20 +15 2019 @Patriots ? +16.5The Giants' biggest regular season upset came in 2017 when they beat Denver as 13.5-point underdogs. Another major upset by the team came in Super Bowl XLII when it defeated the Patriots 17-14 as a 12.5-point dog.