New York Giants at Washington Redskins - 12/9/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Giants (4-8) at Washington Redskins (6-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins +3.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5
The New York Giants and the Washington Redskins will square off in a week 14 NFC East division matchup from FedEx Field in NFL action on Sunday afternoon.
The New York Giants will look to keep their momentum going after winning 3 of their last 4 games after a 30-27 overtime win over the Chicago Bears in their last outing. Eli Manning has thrown for 3,263 yards, 15 touchdowns and 8 interceptions while Saquon Barkley has rushed for 954 yards and 8 touchdowns this season. Odell Beckham Jr. leads the G-Men in receiving with 1,052 yards and 6 touchdowns while Sterling Shepard has 52 grabs for 638 yards. Defensively, B.J. Hill leads New York with 5 sacks while Landon Collins is New York’s top tackler with 67 tackles this season. As a team, New York is averaging 350.2 yards of total offense and 22.2 points per game this season.
The Washington Redskins are in dire need of a win after losing 3 straight and falling back to .500 after a 28-13 loss to Philadelphia on Monday night football. Mark Sanchez is the starter under center after Colt McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in the loss, ruling him out for the season and possibly putting his career in question. Adrian Peterson leads the Redskins in rushing with 856 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns while Jordan Reed is Washington’s top receiver with 54 catches for 558 yards this season. Defensively, Matt Ioannidis leads the Redskins with 7.5 sacks while Mason Foster is Washington’s top tackler with 64 tackles this season. As a team, Washington is averaging 323.4 yards of total offense and 19.4 points per game this season.
New York is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 division games. Washington is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 division games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Washington.
Redskins fans look away, as everything seems to be going wrong for Washington right now. First, you lose your starting quarterback to a possibly career-ending leg injury, and then just a couple of weeks later, your backup suffers the same fate, and now your team’s season is in the hands of Mark Sanchez. You know, the same Mark Sanchez that fumbled the ball running into his lineman’s butt? Yeah that guy. It also doesn’t help that the Giants have been playing arguably the best football in the division over the past month, and actually have an outside chance at making the playoffs if a lot of things go right for the G-Men. All in all, I just can’t bring myself to back Washington in any form in their current state, so I’ll lay the points with the Giants here.