New York Giants at Washington Redskins: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 254 ViewsOn 11/26/2013 09:03 AM in NFL
The Sunday night football game is a matchup of two rivals that love to meet on the football field in meaningful games. Unfortunately this time around the game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins has little meaning when it comes to the playoff picture. Both teams are all but eliminated from the playoff race and have had very difficult seasons up to this point. Ultimately this game will come down to pride and who wants it more.
New York Giants at Washington Redskins Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game have the Giants listed as (-2) point favorites although they lost to the Dallas Cowboys a week ago. Over 74 percent of the betting public is putting in wagers on Big Blue as they have given up on the Redskins who were embarrassed on Monday Night Football. Despite the public move on the Giants the line has actually dropped and it can now be found at (-1.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
If the Giants want to win they need to improve their passing game. Even without Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz was targeted a season-low four times Sunday. Cruz had been targeted four or fewer times in four games prior to Sunday, three of which were within his first six career games. In fact both teams have problems in their passing game.
Robert Griffin III now has an interception in 9 of the Redskins 11 games this season. His 11 interceptions this season is more than he accumulated in any season at Baylor University. That caused the offense to struggle. The Redskins gained just 30 yards in the 2nd half, the fewest by any team in the 2nd half of a game this season.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the Giants have more wagering angles in their favor. The Giants are 39-17-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 58 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 against the NFC, and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 13. The Redskins are 13-29-3 ATS when playing against a team with a losing record, 8-19-6 ATS in their last 33 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game and 5-19-2 ATS in their last 26 home games when playing a team with a losing road record.
New York Giants at Washington Redskins Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of is big game, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.