New York Giants at Washington Redskins Pick - Odds and ATS Predictions
The Washington Redskins (6-6) and New York Giants (4-8) will square off in an NFC East clash at FedEx Field on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET. The contest will be televised for regional audiences on FOX. This divisional rivalry has been well-balanced as of late as each team has won two of the last four meetings between these two Mid-Atlantic foes. Most recently, the Redskins ventured north to East Rutherford, New Jersey on October 28th where they handed the Giants a 20-13 loss at MetLife Stadium closing as a one-point favorite.
New York Giants at Washington Redskins Overview
New York Giants
The Giants seem to be getting their act together as they have fostered a late-season push winning three of their last four contests. Most recently, the G-Men had hit their pinnacle this season when they hosted the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears and handed them a 30-27 defeat despite closing as a four-point underdog. The Giants are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four contests.
The Redskins have now lost three in a row as the injury bug continues to be contagious in the Redskin locker room. Most notably, Washington’s chief signal caller Alex Smith was placed on the IR after undergoing season-ending surgery to repair an injury sustained to his tibia and fibula against the Houston Texans on November 18th. The Redskins have failed to cover in their last two outings.
Reasons To Avoid New York
Despite the late-season surge, the question remains whether or not the Giants are a good enough team to be laying this kind of a price on the road? This is the highest number that Big Blue will spot to an opponent this season on their behalf and this comes with New York losing their last three fixtures on the road.
Reasons To Back Washington
Though Washington has endured a lot of injuries, their defense remains among the best in the scoring department giving up just 21.4 points per game (8th in the NFL). The Giants will probably give the Redskins a helping hand here as though they had favorable match-ups against San Francisco, Tampa Bay, and then Philadelphia to bolster their numbers before playing Chicago, they still only score 22.2 points per game (19th in the league). If Washington keeps this game close, that plays ideally into their hand. Given the play of the New York offensive line as a whole this season, the Redskins defense can feast as they average 2.5 sacks per game facing a Giants unit that gives up 3.4 sacks per game. This can turn the momentum of the game rapidly in Washington’s favor.
Giants at Redskins Prediction 12/09/2018
While the Redskin injuries have severely damaged the post-season outlook of Washington, they are still in contention for the NFC East or a wildcard berth in the playoffs as they are right in the thick of both races. A win here keeps those hopes alive. For New York, they remain at the bottom of the division and towards the basement of the conference with their season pretty much called a wrap. We posed the query of the wrong team being favored here, and that is only heightened by motivation levels here as well. Skins win outright.