The Washington Redskins and the New York Giants are a big rivalry game and although both of these teams will be watching the playoffs from their house this will still be a very entertaining game to watch. Both teams have head coaches on the hot seat and this could be the game that allows them to keep or lose their job.
Washington Redskins at New York Giants Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Giants listed as a field goal favorite. Despite the fact that these teams have not had good seasons, the early betting public is leaning towards the home team in this game. The latest football sports betting consensus site shows that over 67 percent of the early wagers are coming in on the Giants and that has pushed this line to (-3.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
If the Redskins have a positive spot this year it is the wide receiver spot. Pierre Garcon caught 11-of-17 targets for 144 yards and a touchdown Sunday, while Kirk Cousins was 10-of-19 for 53 yards and an interception targeting everyone else. Garcon’s last catch was his 107th reception this season, breaking Art Monk’s franchise record for catches by a Washington receiver.
The Giants are playing a different style of football. With nothing to lose, New York went on fourth-and-7 from the Lions 42 and Manning connected with Jerrel Jernigan on a 15-yard pass to set up the winning kick. It is that type of attitude that makes the Giants a very dangerous team. Both teams are looking for a win to build off on next season.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the both teams have some negative trends coming into this game. The Redskins are 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 road games when playing against a team with a losing home record, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win in which they covered the spread and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Giants are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 home games when going up against a team with a losing road record, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win and the underdog is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Washington Redskins at New York Giants Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.
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