Giants 49ers Spread Still 1.5 to 2.5

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Giants 49ers Spread Still 1.5 to 2.5

Depending on the online sportsbook, the Giants 49ers spread continued to hover between 1.5 and 2.5 favoring San Francisco.  Savvy sports bettors might see any opportunity to bet both sides if they believe this NFC Championship game will land on the number 2 (bet the Giants at +2.5 at one sportsbook and 49ers at 1.5 elsewhere and if San Fran wins by 2 points, both sides win the wager).  The two point finish has long odds however.  You can bet this one live at BetOnline.com on your mobile phones, iPads, laptops.  Get up to $900 in FREE CASH based on your initial deposit. 

Just over 65 percent of those betting the spread were backing New York here. 

Stan Simmons, betting analyst for BetOnline.com, discussed the unlikely win by New York in Green Bay last week to land a spot in the 2012 NFC Championship game.

“The Giants may have taken advantage of a Green Bay team that looked rusty and hadn’t taken any meaningful snaps in a few weeks, but New York still had to use their chances in a 37-20 win at Lambeau Field, their second win in Green Bay in four postseasons. Eli Manning was 21-of-33 for 330 yards, three touchdowns and a pick, and the Giants’ signature play from this game will be Hakeem Nicks’ 37-yard Hail Mary touchdown at the end of the first half to put them up 20-10. On offense is where the Packers really looked rusty as their receivers couldn’t catch the ball, but perhaps they were hearing footsteps as the Giants’ defense was in their face all day long, forcing four turnovers.

“End Osi Umenyiora benefitted from the double teams that were sent to Jason Pierre-Paul as he had two of the Giants’ four sacks and a forced fumble. That was as good as you could play on the road against a team that was 15-1 and coming off the bye, and the Giants never let up, scoring 17 points in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.”

Simmons suggests a San Francisco win, but that they should just barely cover.

“The 49ers also won their Week 10 meeting with New York by a score of 27-20 at home, and turnovers were the difference as the Giants had two to one for San Francisco. This game should also be a close one and it’s going to come down to line play on both sides of the ball. The 49ers get the edge in both matchups and that’s why they’ll barely cover the spread to win the NFC.”

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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