New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is seething over what he deems a “cheap shot” at the end of his team’s 41-34 come-from-behind win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.
Coughlin should be more concerned about his team’s bumpy start to the season rather than the ethics of late-game football. New York is barely 1-1 and has failed to cover in both outings – each time as the favorite.
The Giants are once again the betting chalk in Week 3, sitting as 1.5-point road favorites in Carolina Thursday night.
Some oddsmakers, like Peter Korner, founder of Nevada-based line consultants The Sports Club, actually went to the table with the Panthers as slight home favorites. But, with this game stepping into the Thursday night spotlight, both oddsmakers and books know there will be no shortage of New York money and played it safe.
“That was an impressive comeback win Sunday and that is what is going to be on bettors’ minds,” Korner told Covers. “Yeah, (the Giants) do have some injuries and yeah they haven't been playing well. but there is just too much Giants money out there to think Carolina should be favored.”
“I think it will stay around 1 or 2 and that’s where it will close.”