Giants vs. Redskins Sunday Prediction
After opening as a 3.5-point home favorite, the Redskins are now catching a point versus the visiting Giants at 1:00 p.m. ET. Which NFC East bottom-feeder is the better play for bettors today?
465 New York Giants (-1) at 466 Washington Redskins (+1); O/U 42
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 22, 2019
FedExField, Landover, MD
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Giants are receiving 51% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
New York Giants Fantasy Spin
Evan Engram (foot, I.R.) said he doesn't have a "full" Lisfranc injury, but he's undergoing surgery Friday to stabilize the tendon. Engram was officially sent to I.R. Tuesday and in the end will miss 8-of-16 games this season to injury. Engram was initially diagnosed with a "mid-foot sprain" at the time of his injury in Week 10. That's Lisfranc territory. Engram likely faces a lengthy rehab that will probably sideline him for OTAs and minicamp. The 25-year-old expects to be ready for the start of training camp next summer
Washington Redskins Fantasy Spin
Terry McLaurin caught all five of his targets for 130 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Eagles. McLaurin caught a deep post, broke a tackle, and outran the Eagles secondary down the middle of the field for a 75-yard touchdown. It was the longest play of the season for the Redskins. McLaurin's five targets were well behind Steven Sims (11), though he was far more productive and still ended up leading Washington in receiving. McLaurin has touchdowns in back-to-back games and at least seven targets in four of the last five weeks. With Dwayne Haskins trending up, he'll be a WR2 play for a Week 16 matchup with the Giants.
NFL Betting Trends
The Giants are 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
The Redskins are a perfect 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games played in Week 16.
The Giants are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 games versus the Redskins, while the favorite has cashed in four of the previous five meetings between these two teams. The Giants are also 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 road games, are 8-2-1 against the number in their last 11 games versus an opponent with a losing record and are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a losing home record. The Redskins, meanwhile, have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last nine home games, are 1-7 ATS in their last eight divisional games and have failed to cover in eight of their last 10 games coming off a loss.
NFL Week 16 Prediction: New York Giants -1