Betting with Bastl: Making a Case for the Winless Giants

David Bastl | Updated Oct 14, 2020

Devonta Freeman, Giants, 2020

Devonta Freeman is coming off his best effort of the season last week where he rushed for 60 yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdown.

It’s the battle of the basement on Sunday afternoon when Washington travels to New York. The NFC East has been the NFL’s bad joke this season. Four major football markets with the Dallas Cowboys sitting on top of the division with a 2-3 record. Just dismal.

After their best offensive effort last week where they scored 34 points in a losing effort against the Cowboys, the Giants will try to parlay that offensive effort into their first win of the season Sunday. The Giants will face a Washington defence that is ranked 15th in the league (total defence) and 23rd against the rush allowing an average of 129.6 yards per game. Could that be an opening for Devonta Freeman? Freeman is coming off his best effort of the season last week where he rushed for 60 yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdown. He is getting more familiar with the offence and will be a factor if the Giants pull off the divisional win.

One concern in backing the Giants has to be the play of Quarterback Daniel Jones. Jones hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass since the team’s week one loss against the Steelers (September 14) – over a month ago.

Washington Football Team @ NY Giants (Sunday, Oct 18 2020 1:00pm)

  • NY Giants -133
  • Washington Football Team +111

NFL Week 6 Betting Two-Minute Drill

The Washington Football Club has not played well at Met Life Stadium versus the Giants as of late. They are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven trips. Overall, Washington is 1-4 ATS against the Giants in their last five games. Playing in the Giants favour is last week’s loss to the Cowboys. The G-men are 5-1 ATS when coming off a loss the week before. Also, the favourite in this series is a perfect 4-0 in the last four games played.

Bastl’s Bet: Giants -3

Overtime Prediction:

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will steal most of the spotlight when promoting this game but maybe the focus should be elsewhere. The two-future hall of famers are 1-1 lifetime against each other. This season the Packers are a brilliant 4-0 on the season and have been an offensive machine. In four games, the Pack have averaged 38 points per game. That’s tops in the NFL. I don’t think Brady and the Bucs will be able to keep up in this track meet.

Super bowl hangover is just one of the ways insiders are describing the 49ers season. Entering this contest with the Rams, the Niners have dropped back to back home games to the Eagles and Dolphins. Now they face a 4-1 Rams team that has the fifth ranked offence, and fourth ranked defense. Are the Rams the NFL’s most complete team?

Pick: Packers -1.5, Rams -3.5