Giants vs. Redskins Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 04, 2018

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The Washington Redskins still have faint playoff hopes, but those will be gone should they lose on a short week at home to the division rival New York Giants on Sunday.

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December 09, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
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Pointspread -3 -115
Moneyline -165
Over / Under o +40.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

Pointspread +3 -105
Moneyline +140
Over / Under u +40.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

Washington hasn’t swept a season series from the NFC East rival New York Giants since 2011 but would do so with a victory here. The Redskins did beat the Giants last year in Maryland and are looking for their first back-to-back home wins in the series since 2011-12.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

In Week 8 this year, Washington was a 1-point favourite in New Jersey (yep, Washington plays in Maryland and New York in Jersey) and won 20-13. Adrian Peterson rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries, and Alex Smith threw for 178 and a touchdown. Smith was lost to a gruesome broken leg in Week 11 that could put his career in jeopardy. Peterson was one of the pleasant surprises of the season for a while but hasn’t largely been the same since that first Giants game. In Washington’s six wins, he’s averaging 104.8 yards. Much, much less in the team’s six losses.

New York has played much better since that Washington loss in winning three of four, but most Giants fans are rather ticked off by that because now the team won’t get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft and their choice of a potential replacement for Eli Manning at quarterback.

New York Giants

Big Blue was a 3.5-point home underdog against the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears on Sunday but pulled off the 30-27 overtime upset. Never should have gotten to OT, but the Giants allowed the Bears to recover a late onside kick and score as time expired in regulation. Aldrick Rosas’ 44-yard field goal in OT was the difference. It was set up by a 29-yard run by rookie Saquon Barkley, who finished with 125 yards on 24 carries.

Linebacker Alec Ogletree picked off two passes, returning one for a touchdown. Manning threw for 170 and a TD with an interception. Receiver Odell Beckham caught a TD pass and threw one – his second passing score of the year off a trick play. At some point, probably when the club is officially eliminated from playoff contention, rookie Kyle Lauletta is going to get a look under centre so the Giants can see if he’s the future. Manning certainly isn’t.

Washington Redskins

The Redskins are in the midst of a quarterback broken leg epidemic. First Smith, and then in Monday’s 28-13 loss in Philadelphia it was backup Colt McCoy suffering the same fate, so his season is over too. Third-stringer Mark Sanchez, signed off the street a few weeks ago, was 13-for-21 for 100 yards and a pick in McCoy’s place and will be guy the going forward.

Washington lost a few other players to injury during the game, which has been another trend this year. The only bright spot Monday was a 90-yard TD run from Peterson, the longest in his future Hall of Fame career – yet he finished with just 98 total yards. The TD run also tied him with Jim Brown for fifth place on the all-time list with 106 rushing scores.

Giants vs. Redskins Prediction

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