Giants vs. Washington Prediction

Giants vs. Washington, 9/16/21 NFL Week 2 Betting Predictions

NFC East rivals meet in Washington when the Football Team hosts the Giants at 8:20 p.m. ET. With the Football Team going from a 4-point home favorite to a 3.5-point favorite, are the Giants the best play on the board when it comes to this matchup?

Game Snapshot

101 New York Giants (+3.5) at 102 Washington Football Team (-3.5); o/u 40.5

8:20 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 16, 2021

NFL Week 2 Regular Season

New York Giants DFS Spin

The Athletic's Dan Duggan said "it’s unlikely" the Giants will "totally unleash" Saquon Barkley against Washington in Week 2. On a short week as the team carefully manages Barkley's comeback from a 2020 ACL tear, there's little chance we'll see Barkley get a full complement of snaps or touches on Thursday night. He played 48 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps in their Week 1 loss to the Broncos -- a number that would have been higher had the game not gotten out of hand in the last half of the fourth quarter. Barkley, listed as questionable after logging a limited practice on Tuesday, had ten carries and caught one of three targets on 16 pass routes against Denver. He's a risky start against a tough Football Team defense.

Washington Football Team DFS Spin

Antonio Gibson (shoulder) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice. Monday's limited availability was more of a rest day for Gibson given the short turnaround at home. He'll be a full-go for Thursday night against the Giants, undoubtedly checking in as a low-end RB1 in RotoPat's Rankings on Wednesday.

Giants vs. Football Team Betting Prediction

The Giants are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in D.C. and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus the Football Team overall. The road team has also cashed in five of the last six meetings between these two teams, while the Giants are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four divisional games and are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games as a road underdog. On the other side, the Football Team is 1-6 against the spread in its last seven games played in September, is 1-6 against the number in its last seven games as a favorite and is 8-20 ATS in its last 28 games coming off a loss.

NFL WEEK 1 BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK GIANTS +3.5

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