Redskins vs. Giants Pick
Will the Washington Redskins continue to pile up the points when they host the New York Giants on Sunday at 4:25PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Redskins are favored at home in this one, as they are getting odds of-7.5 points against the Giants. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 45 points. Washington has won two straight meetings with the Giants, including a 29-27 in New York back on Sept. 25. The two have hit the under in seven of their last 10 meetings.
Washington needs a win in this game as they sit at 8-6-1 right now. The Skins need a win and the Lions vs. Packers game to not end in a tie to earn the final Wild Card contest. The Skins have hit the over in 12 of their 15 games this season, including seven of their last eight. Washington is putting up 25.7 points and 421.3 yards per game this year to be one of the top offenses in the NFL. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 4,630 yards and 24 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He has three receivers over 800 yards this year and two over 940 yards. Defensively, Washington is giving up 24.3 points and 397.2 yards per contest. They have allowed at least 21 points in their last six games and at least 20 in 10 straight.
The Giants are coming off a surprising 24-19 loss at Philadelphia in Week 16 to fall to 10-5 on the season. New York has locked up the fifth seed in the NFC playoffs and that won’t change with a win or loss, so they may be looking to rest some starters in this one. New York has been strong with the under, going 11-4 with it this year. They have hit the under in six of their last seven games. New York gives up 18.3 points and 356.8 yards per game on defense this season, but the offense only produces 19.4 points and 339.9 yards per game. The Giants lack much of a run game, averaging just 83.4 yards per game on the ground. Odell Beckham Jr. is the team’s only real playmaker on offense. He has 96 catches for 1,323 yards and 10 touchdowns, but the next closest receiver is Sterling Shepard with 653 yards. Eli Manning has thrown for 3,847 yards and 26 touchdowns this year, but also has 16 interceptions.
Though New York has a great defense, the Giants still struggled against the Redskins earlier this year. The Giants also don’t have many reasons to play up for this game and will likely be without Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple in the secondary due to injuries. Washington should be able to take advantage of that and score some points while the Giants should also be able to move the ball against a weak Washington defense.
NFL WEEK 17 PICK: GIANTS/REDSKINS OVER 45