The Indianapolis Colts will attempt to bounce back from an ugly exhibition opener when they take on the New York Giants tomorrow night. Sunday’s stand alone 2013 NFL Preseason Week 2 scarp between the Colts and Giants is scheduled to get underway at 7:00pm ET at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The latest Carbon Sports betting line for the game has the hosting Giants listed as a -1 against the spread favorite; the Over/Under is set at 40.5 points.
Indianapolis preseason opener against the Bills started well enough as it ended the first quarter with a 10-3 lead, but it went straight downhill from there. Buffalo scored 17 points in the second quarter to take a 20-13 advantage into the break, and it outpaced a flat footed Colts squad 24-3 in the second half en route to a 44-20 victory.
Despite it being a preseason game, outspoken Colts owner Jim Irsay was none too pleased with the performance and he indicated his staff heard as much. If Irsay laid into the front office and the coaching staff, it is safe to assume the butt chewing made its way down to the players. All of which points toward a more spirited effort from the Colts tomorrow night.
New York hardly set the world on fire in its opener either, posting 15 first downs and 275 total yards in Saturday’s clash with the Steelers at Heinz Field; however, it did come away with an 18-13 win. The Giants first team played a huge part in the final result as it built a 10-3 lead before exiting the game. Eli Manning completed 2-of-5 passes for 73 yards and the bulk of that came on a 57 yard touchdown hook up with Victor Cruz at the 1:10 mark of the opening frame.
New York’s defense held Pittsburgh to 14 first downs, 218 total yards, and a minuscule 3.4 yards per pass in the five point victory.
Game Notes: Tom Coughlin is 42-35 straight up and 40-32-5 against the spread in preseason action. The Over is 4-1 in the Colts last five preseason games.
Colts vs Giants Betting Line 2013 NFL Preseason Week 2: Provided by CarbonSports.ag
Indianapolis Colts +1 (-110), Over 40.5 (-110)
New York Giants -1 (-110), Under 40.5 (-110)