New York Giants at Washington Redskins Betting Odds - Point Spread Pick

Date: 
January 1, 1:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Washington -8
Total: 
44

The 10-5 New York Giants are in the NFC playoffs as a wild card team and this Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field they will try and eliminate the rival 8-6-1 Washington Redskins from postseason contention in this heated NFC East tilt. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. p.m. (ET) and the game will be available on FOX.

New York at Washington Game Overview

New York is coming off a bad loss to Philadelphia in last Thursday’s 24-19 setback as a 2.5-point road favorite, but it still clinched a wild card spot in the NFC due to the other results in Week 16. This stunning defeat followed an impressive run of eight straight-up wins in the Giants previous nine games and they are still a healthy 7-3 ATS in their last 10 outings. The total went OVER the 42.5-point closing line against the Eagles after staying UNDER in their prior six games.

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Look for Eli Manning to try and get back on track this Sunday afternoon after tossing three interceptions his last time out. On the year, the veteran quarterback has completed 63.1 percent of his 571 passing attempts for 3,847 yards and 28 touchdowns and his interception total for the year is now 16. Odell Beckham Jr. remains his top target with 96 catches for 1,323 yards and 10 scores. The Giants’ running game has been a source of frustration with an average of just 83.4 yards a game.

Detroit’s loss to Dallas on Monday night has set up a “win and you are in” scenario for the Redskins this Sunday in terms of locking up the other wild card playoff spot in the conference. Washington has stumbled down the stretch with a SU 2-3 record in its last five games, but it has remained a decent betting team with a 6-2 record ATS over its last eight games. The total went OVER 49 in last Sunday’s 41-21 romp against Chicago as a three-point road favorite and it has gone OVER in seven of its last eight games.

The Redskins will also look to their quarterback Kirk Cousins to help them get back to the playoffs after winning the NFC East last year. He completed 18-of-29 passes for 270 yards and a score against the Bears to raise his season total for passing yards to 4,630, which is second in the NFL only to Drew Brees. Cousins has 24 touchdown throws against 10 interceptions and his completion rate on 571 attempts is 66.7 percent. Washington’s ground game has been a bit more productive with 110.5 rushing yards a game.

New York at Washington Game Betting Trends

  • The Giants have lost four of their last six road games SU and they are 2-4-2 ATS in their last eight games on the road. The total has stayed UNDER in six of their last seven road games.
  • The Redskins have covered ATS in 10 of their last 13 games overall and they are 4-1 both SU and ATS in their last five games at home. The total has gone OVER in eight of their last nine home games.
  • Head-to-head in this NFC East clash, New York is 5-2 both SU and ATS in the last seven meetings, but Washington won the first meeting this season 29-27 as a 3.5-point road underdog on Sept.25. The total has stayed UNDER in four of the last six meetings at FedEx Field.

New York Giants at Washington Redskins Prediction

New York cannot improve its playoff position with a victory on Sunday, but it would still love nothing better than to eliminate its division rival from the postseason, so look for a full four-quarter effort to win this game. The Redskins already won the first meeting this season on the road, so they should have the slight edge this time around on their home field.

Both teams have demonstrated to ability to move the ball quickly down the field when their quarterback gets hot. I think that Manning and Cousins are each set up to have a good day throwing the ball in a game that should go OVER the current 49-point line.

Free Pick: 
Take the Over 44

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