A pair of division rivals are set to renew hostilities on Sunday afternoon when the New York Giants hit the road to take on the Washington Football Team. Despite just three wins combined between the two, neither is completely out of the divisional race in the lowly NFC East. A win on Sunday is paramount for both to legitimize their shot at contending for a playoff spot. The NFL odds and expert NFL picks afford the home team a slight edge.
This betting preview contains the NFL odds, key betting trends, prop bets, and best NFL picks for Giants vs Washington on Sunday afternoon.
NFL Odds, NFL Picks and NFL Props | Giants vs Washington
Giants vs Washington Game Info
Green Bay Packers (5-2, 3-1 Away) vs. San Francisco 49ers (4-4, 1-3 Home)
Date: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
Time: 8:20 p.m. EST
Venue: Levi’s Stadium — Santa Clara, CA
Coverage: FOX, NFL Network
Attendance: No fans will be allowed to attend.
Giants vs Washington NFL Odds
All odds courtesy of MyBookie Sportsbook
Opening Lines: 49ers -1; O/U 51
Moneyline: GB: (-240) | SF: (+200)
Spread: GB: -5.5 (-110) | SF: +5.5 (-110)
Total: 50 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Giants vs Washington Overview
The Giants’ lone win this season came against Washington back in mid-October. New York has played each of their opponents since much tighter than expected, dropping a one-point decision to the Philadelphia Eagles and falling a two-point conversion short of forcing overtime against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Monday night. They rewarded those who backed them ATS in their NFL picks both weeks. Head coach Joe Judge deserves more credit than he’s getting for having the team ready to play every time out.
The name Daniel Jones has become synonymous with turnovers. His two second half interceptions last week helped flip momentum to the Buccaneers, as the Giants watched their lead evaporate. The Washington defensive front should have no trouble getting pressure on the young quarterback, which could lead to more back-breaking giveaways on Sunday.
Washington had a bye in Week 8, but still managed to pull out a victory when Ron Rivera completed his cancer treatment. Football Team will be going for their second straight win and NFL picks cover on the field this week, after thrashing the Dallas Cowboys before the bye. It’s worth noting that Washington dominated ball movement and time of possession in the first meeting against the Giants. If not for a few costly turnovers by quarterback Kyle Allen and a failed two-point conversion at the end of the game, Football Team would’ve walked away winners.
The Giants’ defense continues to be one of the most disrespected units in all of football. Washington will need to prioritize better balance between the run and pass than the first meeting when Antonio Gibson was held to just 30 yards. Change-of-pace back J.D McKissic proved to be more effective in that game and could have a sizable role again on Sunday. Defensively, the onus will be on Chase Young and the rest of Football Team’s stacked front seven to make life miserable for the Giants offense. With safety Landon Collins going down with an Achilles injury against Dallas, the onus will fall more heavily on Troy Apke and Kendall Fuller to anchor the secondary.
Giants vs Washington Betting Trends
- Giants 2020 Betting Trends: 5-3 ATS; 3-5 to the Over
- Washington 2020 Betting Trends: 3-3-1 ATS; 3-4 to the Over
- The Giants are 4-0 straight up and 3-2 ATS in their last five head-to-head meetings against Washington.
- The Giants are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games at Washington.
- Road underdogs of 6 points or less are 32-13 ATS on the 2020 season.
Giants vs Washington Stats
- New York has averaged 18.1 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 31 in the NFL)
- New York has surrendered 24.9 PPG this season (Tied for No. 14 in the NFL)
- Washington has averaged 19.0 PPG this season (No. 30 in the NFL)
- Washington has surrendered 23.6 PPG this season (No. 11 in the NFL)
Monkey Knife Fight NFL Props
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Monkey Knife Fight has several great NFL props for the entire Week 9 slate. Here is one of my favorites for the Giants vs Washington game.
The NFL odds and NFL picks project a low-scoring Giants vs Washington game on Sunday. In reality, 15.5 Fantasy points is not a lot to ask out of a quarterback. Despite throwing an interception and coughing up a fumble in the first meeting between the teams, Kyle Allen surpassed the line. A cleaner game would have seen him go well over, so I’ll take my chances backing him in this NFL props play.
Darius Slayton had just shy of 12 fantasy points in the first Giants vs Washington game, but his total was aided by a touchdown catch. Otherwise, the Football Team defense shut him down, holding the second-year receiver to just two catches. Washington allows the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers in the NFL. I like the under on the line of 12.5 for Slayton this week.
Picking both fantasy point totals correctly would win you 3x your buy-in.
Giants vs Washington NFL Picks and NFL Odds
It’s interesting to note that Washington covered as two-point underdogs in the first matchup. Even if you give Football Team a couple points for home field (which is certainly limited given the lack of fans) in this rematch, I’m not sure that this line should have swung a full 4.5 points. The Giants have played their two opponents since very close, covering both spreads, while Washington beat up on a lost cause Cowboys team. Even with the move under three, the Giants still have value in this spot.
The strength of both sides is without a doubt the defenses. Despite records of 1-7 and 2-5, the Giants (24.9) and Washington (23.6) rank 15th and 11th, respectively, in points allowed per game. Those numbers would likely be even better if not for inadequate offensive play ensuring that both units are on the field more than typical in a given game. The Giants in particular have fallen victim to short fields on many occasions, thanks to costly turnovers.
The two teams combined for 39 total points in the first meeting this past month, securing a winning ticket for those who bet the Under 42.5 for that game. With this week’s total currently sitting at the same number, why not go back to the well on the under too?
Picks: Giants +2.5 and Under 42.5 Total Points (-110 and -105 respectively at MyBookie Sportsbook)