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    October 8, 2019 11:40 PM PDT
     is predicting a 4-11 record for the Giants through week 16" New York Giants NewsOpening Lines: Las Vegas doesn’t have much faith in the GiantsNew Infant Julian Love Jersey ,118commentsLas Vegas sportsbook CG Technology is predicting a 4-11 record for the Giants through week 16EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Opening Lines: Las Vegas doesn’t have much faith in the GiantsTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailNorthJersey.com-USA TODAY NETWORThe 2019 NFL season is (slowly) approaching, and while the various teams begin to ramp up in anticipation of opening weekend, so is the sports betting industry in Las Vegas.Sportsbook operator CG Technology is the first to release opening lines for the upcoming season, and they aren’t terribly optimistic about the New York Giants record for this year, predicting them to finish 4-11 through the season’s first 16 weeks. Their pessimism regarding the Giants in 2019 isn’t new and they projected the Giants to finish with a 6-10 record when they released their preliminary win total projection back on March 31st.After the draft, and the roster shuffling which followed, CG Technology is predicting the Giants’ wins to be against the Buffalo Bills (Week 2), Washington Redskins (Week 4) Julian Love Jersey Draft , Arizona Cardinals (Week 7), and Miami Dolphins (week 15). The Giants’ week 17 game is at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. CG Technology hasn’t given lines on week 17 yet, but the Giants are 9.5-point underdogs on the road at Philly in week 14.Lines by the weekWeek 1) Giants at Dallas Cowboys Giants: + 7Cowboys: -7Week 2) Giants vs. Buffalo Bills Bills: +3Giants: - 3Week 3) Giants at Tampa Bay BuccaneersGiants: +3Buccaneers: -3Week 4) Giants vs. Washington Redskins Redskins: +3Giants: -3Week 5) Giants vs. Minnesota VikingsVikings: -3Giants: +3Week 6) Giants at New England Patriots (Thursday Night Football)Giants: +11Patriots: - 11Week 7) Giants vs. Arizona CardinalsArizona: +4.5Giants: -4.5Week 8) Giants at Detroit LionsGiants: +3Lions: -3Week 9) Giants vs. Cowboys (Monday Night Football)Cowboys: -2Giants: +2Week 10) Giants at New York JetsGiants: +3.5Jets: -3.5Week 11) Bye WeekWeek 12) Giants at Chicago BearsGiants: +10Bears: -10Week 13) Giants vs. Green Bay PackersPackers: -3.5 Giants: +3.5Week 14) Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (Monday Night Football)Giants: +9.5Eagles: -9.5Week 15) Giants vs. Miami DolphinsDolphins: +3Giants: -3Week 16) Giants at Redskins Giants: +3Redskins: -3 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are making life easier for Eli Manning since the bye week.After opening with a 1-7 record, Pat Shurmur’s team has won four of five by doing all the little things that make a quarterback look good.The offensive line, which was much maligned before the bye, has been reshaped and is protecting the two-time Super Bowl MVP better while opening holes for sensational rookie halfback Saquon Barkley to show his skills.The defense has forced 12 turnovers in the five-game span, including 11 interceptions. And the pass rush Julian Love NFL Jersey , nonexistent much of the season, has 10 sacks in the last two games after getting 14 in the first 11.Put it all together and the Giants (5-8) still have a slim shot at making the playoffs heading into Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium against the Tennessee Titans (7-6).All the talk about this being the 37-year-old Manning’s final season as the starter also has died down. It actually looks like he can be the starter for a few more years.Manning said Wednesday the biggest difference since the bye has been the Giants’ ability to run the ball. Barkley has rushed for at least 100 yards in the past four games, capped by a career-best 170 yards on 14 carries in the 40-16 win over Washington on Sunday.“Just an emphasis on running the ball, the play-action,” Manning said. “A lot more under center. Not as much shotgun. Not as much seven-step drop. Just having everything built off the run game.”The success of the run has allowed Manning to cut back on his passes. The fewest he threw in the first eight games was 29 in a win over Houston. In the other seven, he put the ball in the air between 36 and 47 times.In the current span, he has averaged 28.6 passes, with the highest total being 37 against Philadelphia Julian Love NFL Draft , the only loss since the bye.Manning said making fewer throws doesn’t reduce the pressure.“You just want to go out there and do your job” Manning said. “We got to throw the ball. We got to throw it well. We got to run the ball. When you can do both, and depending on what the defense is doing, we can just adjust a little bit easier.”The offensive line has been a big plus in the past month. It allowed 31 sacks in the first eight games. Since adding Jamon Brown at right guard and Spencer Pulley at center a few weeks before that, the unit has allowed 12 sacks.“Just being able to fire off and get that run game going, it can help all the play-actions,” Manning said. “We’re not in as many third downs for any obvious passing downs as we were early on, where the defense kind of can have a little bit of an advantage.”Left tackle Nate Solder said the line, which includes rookie Will Hernandez at left guard and second-year pro Chad Wheeler at right tackle Julian Love Buffalo Bills Jersey , has developed chemistry. Wheeler is the only current starting lineman who was with the Giants last season.“We kind of know what to expect from each other,” Solder said. “We believe in each other. I guess that’s settling in as much as you can, knowing what the coaches are asking of us, being able to do it multiple times consecutively, successfully. …I think all those kind of contribute to that settling in.”The result this past weekend was Manning experienced something he has not felt in a while. He got to watch rookie Kyle Lauletta play in the fourth quarter with New York ahead 40-0 despite being without top receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (quadriceps).“I guess you’re happy to be out there when you’re winning and you got a lead, and let the rookie get in there and play some,” Manning said. “Rooting for him to do well. It’s fun to cheer on your guys, and when you have a big lead Authentic Christopher Slayton Jersey , it’s a good feeling.”NOTES: After Shurmur said Beckham would not practice Wednesday, he took part on a limited basis. He looked fine in the individual portion of the workout. … TE Rhett Ellison (ankle) did not practice. … Defensive captain and safety Landon Collins had surgery Tuesday to repair a partially torn labrum. He was injured against Chicago on Dec. 2. He was placed on injured reserve last week.