NFL Betting Preview: Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants- Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

by | Dec 6, 2018 | NFL

Matchup at a Glance

When: Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Point Spread: NY Giants -3½
Betting Total: 41 points

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The NY Giants travel to FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins in an NFL East battle.

The Giants picked up their 4th win last week at home vs the Chicago Bears in overtime.

Even though the Giants are all but eliminated from the playoffs, they have shown some pride winning 3 of their last 4 games with the one loss just a 3 point loss at Philadelphia. The Giants and Eli Manning were the joke of the league before their bye week in week 9.

Washington last week lost on MNF at Philly 28-13. After losing their starting QB previously, their backup went down with a broken leg. Enter 3rd string, Mark Sanchez. He played like he had a broken leg.

They had no offense to speak off most of that game. Despite all of that their defense played hard until they ran out of gas in the fourth quarter and Philly pulled away. That was Washington’s third straight loss. If they don’t turn things around quickly, they could fall out of the playoff chase even though they are in the thick of things right now. Washington already won at the Giants earlier this season 20-13.

Game Location

This game is being played at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland with the kickoff scheduled to take place at 1:00 PM.

Betting Odds

DSI has set the point spread for this game at NY Giants -3½ and total for over/under plays at 41 points.

NY Giants

The 4-8 NY Giants are all but eliminated from the postseason. After starting the season at 1-7 and Eli Manning looking completely washed up, you almost felt bad for them. I personally love Saquon Barkley. He alone gives the team hope for the future.

Whatever was said during the bye week, must have worked. The Giants have won 3 of their last 4 games and could have easily won all four games. The Giants offensive line, which was a huge problem early has show great strides.

Suddenly Manning has more time to throw and holes are opening up for Barkley. The Washington defense held Barkley to 38 yards on 13 carries in the first matchup. This team is starting to gel. They will certainly have a say in who makes the playoffs.

Their last four games are against teams who are trying to get there. It is very easy to get excited about the offensive talent this team has. Great running back, wide receiver and a QB who may have some greatness still left in him.

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Washington Redskins

The 6-6 Redskins only trail the Dallas Cowboys by one game. They are tied for second place in the division with the Eagles. They are also, along with two other teams only a ½ game behind for the final wild-card spot.

The problem is they are down to their third string QB. On the bright side, their defense is third in the NFC in points allowed. They must keep this up if they want to contend as scoring points seem to be a huge issue right now. Redskins are scoring 19 ppg and giving up 21 ppg so far this season.

It is almost a little surprising they are at 6-6 and have covered 7 of the 12 games so far. They are in desperate need of Adrian Peterson to carry the team on his shoulders. He has ran for 856 yards and scoring 7 TD’s. Last week AP took off for a 90 yard touchdown run. It must have tired him out as he only finished with 98 yards for the game.

Although AP has done well, at his age you have to wonder if the can keep it up, especially with opposing defenses keying on him and not having to worry so much about the Skins and depleted QB position.

NOTABLE TRENDS

  • 4 of the last 5 Giants games vs the NFC have gone UNDER
  • 4 of the last 5 Redskins games vs the NFC East have gone UNDER
  • 7 of the last 10 Giants games in December have gone UNDER
  • 9 of the last 12 Redskins games on grass have gone UNDER
  • The underdog has gone 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings between these two

Plenty of totals trends on Under. Most trends on a side cancel each other out.

Giants are favored at Washington? The lines tell you who the winner is.

The first time these two met this season, Washington appeared to be the team to beat in the NFC East and the Giants looked like the laughing stock of the division. How in the world are the Giants a road favorite? Well, the boys in Vegas who make lines know what they are doing.

Last time I checked Vegas had just a little bit more money than I do. I could see the way these two teams are playing, heading in opposite directions if this game were a pick. Playing in Washington is worth something, isn’t it?

For this line to be what it is…laying more than a field goal, tells me who the winner is. Books don’t too often give easy money away. Sure it could happen, but I doubt it. My money is on the road favorite. Take the Giants – 3½.

FREE PLAY: NY Giants -3.5

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