NFL Week 3 betting kicks off with the 4-point underdog Washington Redskins visiting the New York Giants. So far the season has has been bizarro world for these two teams. The Redskins are a surprising 1-1 after an offseason full of drama. They lost by one TD to the Dolphins and then beat the defensive minded Rams 24-10. The Giants are a shocking 0-2 with loses to the Cowboys and Falcons. Both games they should of won.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) September 20, 2015
How I am Betting The Washington Redskins Vs New York Giants NFL Week 3 TNF Game
What: Washington (1-1) at NY Giants (0-2)
When: Thursday, Sept. 24th, 2015
Kickoff: 8:25 p.m. ET
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Weather: 78° F/Scattered Clouds
Spread: Giants -4
Moneyline: Washington +170 vs NY Giants -200
Game Total: 43.5
Watch: CBS/NFL Network
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Washington vs NY Giants
The New York Giants suffered their second straight crushing loss in falling to Atlanta 24-20 in Week 2 while failing to cover the NFL betting line as a 2-point home favorite to fall to 0-2 ATS on the season.
Veteran quarterback Eli Manning completed 27 of 40 pass attempts for 292 yards with two touchdowns and Odell Beckham Jr. had seven catches for 146 yards and one touchdown, but it wasn’t enough to take down an improved Falcons team that saw Matt Ryan complete an impressive 30 of 46 passes for 363 yards and one touchdown while hooking up with elite wideout Julio Jones a whopping 13 times for 135 yards.
Tom Coughlin "frustrated" by Eli Manning's performance through two weeks http://t.co/GVxs3Vrl73
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 21, 2015
Washington surprised the St. Louis Rams – and NFL bettors everywhere – by taking out their NFC counterparts 24-10 in Week 2 to easily cover the NFL betting line in as a 3-point home underdog, as young running back Matt Jones had a ‘monster’ outing.
"It’s important for the confidence of these guys," said Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. "We gotta get ’em used to winning.
The rookie backup to starter Alfred Morris rushed 19 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Kirk Cousins had a solid game by completing 23 of 27 passes for 2013 yards with one touchdown.
Washington also limited Rams quarterback Nick Foles to 17-for-32 passing for a paltry 150 passing yards in the win while never allowing St. Louis to reach the red zone.
"I told the defense that we’ve got to finish," said veteran defensive end Jason Hatcher. "I think we made some progress this week … there’s always room for improvement. We’ve got to forget about this real quick and get ready to roll.
Hard to imagine when this day began that the Washington Redskins would be as well positioned as they now are to challenge in the NFC East.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2015
How To Bet This Game:
I know the New York Giants have yet to win a game this season while Washington is a surprising 1-1 SU heading into this intriguing contest, but I’m going to urge you to back the G-Men to take down the Skins in this Week 3 matchup, mostly because they’re extremely desperate – and have the more talented overall roster in this NFC East showdown.
The Giants are averaging a respectable 23.0 points per game, even if their defense is allowing 25.5 per contest defensively. Despite its dead-even record, Washington is averaging just 17.0 points per game, although I guess it’s a good thing that the Skins are allowing juts 13.5 per contest defensively.
The Gants have won four straight over their division rivals while going 4-0 ATS over the two-year stretch and I so no real reason to believe they can’t beat Washington in this matchup.
New York has compiled a discouraging 2-4 ATS mark in their last six home games, but the G-Men are also 6-1 SU in its last seven home games against Washington while the Redskins have gone just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games.
Sheer, unadulterated ‘desperation’ will carry Eli Manning and the Giants to the SU and ATS victory in this matchup.
59 percent of the public betting community believes the Giants are going to bring home the bacon while 67 percent also like the Over. While I like New York to cover the ATS spread, I like the Under in this matchup, seeing as how the Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings between these teams.
I am picking the New York Giants to win and cover the 4-point spread as favorites for the smart bet in this matchup. My final score prediction is Washington 18, New York Giants 25.