Two teams going in different directions hit the gridiron this Sunday. The NFL Week 3 spread favors the hometown Giants over the Washington Redskins. The game kicks-off on FOX at 1:00 PM ET, from MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
This may very well be the biggest game of the week but due to two players. Giants’ WR Odell Beckham Jr and Redskins’ CB Josh Norman.
Everybody knows what happened last time these two Pro Bowl players met last Dec. 20: five unnecessary roughness penalties, fines for Norman and a one-game suspension for Beckham, whose blindside helmet to Norman’s chin provided the ugliest moment. (Often forgotten: Carolina blew a 28-point lead, but won 38-35 on a last-second field goal.)
Now let’s find out which of these two players and teams have the edge and deserve your NFL betting bucks.
Bet Washington Redskins at NY Giants Spread, Pick & TV Info
The NFL week 3 betting spread favors the NY Giants by 4.5-points to beat Washington. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 47. The money favors the Giants at -225 while you can cash in at +185 if you back Washington.
What: Washington Redskins (0-2) at NY Giants (2-0)
When: Sunday, September 25, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Spread: Giants -4.5
Moneyline: Washington +185 vs NY Giants -225
Game Total: 47
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Washington vs NY Giants
Why Bet Washington To Beat The NY Giants
Washington took down the Giants the last time they met in 2015. Yes, they are 0-2, but they still have offensive power.
The Redskins offense is averaging 19.5 points and 408 yards per game and they have a minus 1 turnover ratio. Washington QB Kirk Cousins has completed 65.2 percent of his passes with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. Matt Jones is the Redskins leading rusher with 85 yards and Jordan Reed and Jamison Crowder each have 12 receptions.
If Washington could get WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon going, this will be the team to bet on all season.
“We have total faith that Kirk [Cousins] will get it done, and he will get it done,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said in the press conference. “He has proven that he can be a successful quarterback in this league.”
Don’t be fooled by the 0-2 start. Washington won this division last season, and they are a more talented team than last season.
Why Bet The NY Giants To Beat Washington
The Giants know a second win in three games over a divisional rival would be huge. New York’s defense is the reason they are in this position.
They held the Saints high-octane offense to just 13 points. QB Drew Brees had a rough day in the Big Apple, completing only 29 passes of 44 for 263 yards and just one score.
“It’s very satisfying,” Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said. “That guy’s a Hall of Famer. Anytime we can perform like that, you’ve got to give credit to yourself.”
The Giants defense is allowing just 16 points and 308 yards per game with 2 sacks while not creating any turnovers. Jonathan Casillas leads New York in tackles with 17, Landon Collins has 12, and Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins each have 11 tackles. New York will need to create turnovers if they hope to keep up their winning play especially as they face stiffer competition.
The Giants offense is averaging a 26th ranked 18 points per game and 366.5 yards per game and they have a minus 4 turnover ratio. Giants QB Eli Manning has completed 73.9 percent of his passes with 3 touchdowns and an interception. Rashad Jennings is New York’s top rusher with 102 yards and Odell Beckham is the top receiver with 12 catches, Sterling Shepard has 11 catches, and Victor Cruz has 8 catches.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Washington is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
- Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing NY Giants
- Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Giants
- Washington is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Giants
- Washington is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Giants
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
New York is the best team in this division. The Redskins defense doesn’t have the talent to stop all of the Giants’ offensive weapons.
My final score prediction is Washington 24, NY Giants 31.