Giants vs. Washington Point Spread: NFL Week 12 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 06, 2017

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This Thursday’s night game is between the NFC East rivals New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.

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November 23, 2017, 8:30 PM ET
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Pointspread +7 +100
Moneyline +285
Over / Under o +45

29%

Betting Action

71%

Pointspread -7 -120
Moneyline -365
Over / Under u +45

29%

Betting Action

71%

NFL fans in the Pacific Time Zone were out of luck in terms of American Thanksgiving football during dinner time until 2006, when the league added a night game to make it a holiday triple-header.

Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Lets be honest, this is the least important of the three games on the schedule Thursday as the Giants are having a disastrous season and the Redskins are unlikely to make the playoffs.

Last year, these teams split. Washington won in New Jersey 29-27 early in the year on a Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal with 1:51 to play. He had five field goals overall. Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and two scores. Eli Manning threw for 350 and a TD but two interceptions. His last pick came with 1:09 left and clinched the Redskins’ victory.

Week 17 in Maryland, the Giants won 19-10. That was one of the most surprising results of the season. New York already had clinched its wild-card playoff spot and had nothing to play for, yet many of the starters did go. Washington was a 9-point favourite and would have gotten the other wild-card spot with a win or even a tie. Cousins was intercepted twice, the last with his team down 13-10 at the Giants 43 with 1:27 to go. New York would eventually add on a defensive TD on the final play of the game as the Redskins were trying a crazy lateral play from their own 6.

Washington is just 3-7 SU & 4-6 ATS in the past 10 at home in this series.

New York Giants

The Giants (2-8 SU, 4-6 ATS) took the pressure off embattled coach Ben McAdoo temporarily with a 12-9 overtime upset of the Chiefs as 10-point home underdogs on Sunday. It was the fifth time in the past 39 years they were double-digit underdogs at home. That was truly a shocking result not only because New York has been terrible (and allowed 82 points in its previous two games), but Kansas City was off its bye week and Chiefs coach Andy Reid had been 16-2 in his career out of the bye.

Aldrick Rosas won it on a 23-yard field goal, set up on a circus catch by Roger Lewis Jr. New York played without two starters in receiver Sterling Shepard (illness) and cornerback Eli Apple (personal).

Washington Redskins

You hate to use the word choke in sports, but there’s no other definition for Washington’s 34-31 overtime loss in New Orleans. The Redskins (4-6 SU, 4-6 ATS) were up 31-16 with just under three minutes remaining in regulation. Cousins committed an awful intentional grounding penalty in the final minute of regulation when Washington had been in field goal range.

Cousins played well otherwise in throwing for 322 yards and three scores. Rookie Samaje Perine had his best game as a pro with 117 yards rushing and a touchdown, but fellow tailback Chris Thompson, one of the best receiving backs in the NFL, left with a broken leg. If Washington misses the playoffs by a game, it will look back at Sunday.

Giants vs Redskins Prediction

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