NFL Week 3 betting action begins with the Washington Redskins visiting East Rutherford, NJ to face the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. The G-men are 4-point favorites at home in this NFC East vs NFC East tilt. The game O/U is 43.5. The game kicks off on CBS this Thursday, Sept 24th at 8:25 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game via CBSsports.com
The 0-2 Giants have looked inept as the clock clicked down in both of their first two games of the season. At the same time the 1-1 Redskins have looked like a different team after relegating RG3 the bench. This game can right either team’s ship or sink it.
With Dez Bryant and Tony Romo out for the Cowboys, the NFC East crown is anyone’s to capture.
The Giants look to avoid an 0-3 start after glaring mental lapses in both games this season. Time management errors against Dallas left the Cowboys with too much time to score, and it was later revealed that Manning told running back Rashad Jennings to stay out of the end zone. The Giants had a chance to put the Falcons away late in the third quarter, but Manning lost a fumble at the Atlanta nine-yard line.
“I mean there are times when it’s tremendous and then other times when it’s not,” Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was quoted in the New York Daily News . “I’m frustrated like you are.”
Washington has faced two possible playoff teams so far this season. Winning one and losing the other. Washington finished with 182 yards on the ground in Sunday’s 24-10 win over St. Louis, with rookie Matt Jones gaining 123 yards. That effort came a week after Alfred Morris rushed for 121 in a season-opening 17-10 loss to Miami.
Betting Trends Related To This Game:
- Washington Redskins 3-5 On Road since last season
- Washington Redskins 5-9 As Underdog or PK since last season
- Washington Redskins 2-5 When Line was 42 to 45 since last season
- Washington Redskins 3-5 As Road Underdog since last season
- Washington Redskins 8-10 O-U All Games since last season
- New York Giants 11-7 O-U All Games since last season
- New York Giants 4-5 O-U At Home since last season
- Washington Redskins 2-4 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
An In-Depth Look At The Washington Redskins at NY Giants NFL Week 3 Trends, Stats & My Betting Tips
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 Giants are 0-2 straight up and 1-1 against the spread this season. New York has the 15th-ranked offense so far in 2015. Led by QB Eli Manning (485 yards, 2 TDs & 0 INTs, 89. passer rating) and WR Odell Beckham Jr (12, rec, 120 yards, 1 TD), the G-Men 241.0 passing yards per game (15th),
The team is putting 98.0 rushing yards per game (18th) with rushers Rashad Jennings, Andre Jennings & new-comer Shane Vereen.
The Giants are scoring 23.0 points per game (tied-16th) so far this season while allowing 25.5 points against (tied-18th). The NY Giants are ranked second worst in total defense (31st). They are dead last against the pass (32nd) and an astounding fourth against the run.
Washington is 1-1 straight up and against the spread this season. Jay Gruden’s team is averaging 189.5 passing yards per game (27th). The offense is led by QB Kirk Cousins (399 yards, 2 TD, 0 INTs, 91.1 rating) and his top target is TE Jordan Reed (13 rec, 145 yards, 1 TDs).
Surprisingly the Redskins are the top rushers in NFL this season, averaging 171.5 yards per game (1st). The one-two punch of Alfred Morris and rookie Matt Jones is giving opposing defenses fits.Morris leads the Redskins with 180 rushing yards, but Jones has been even better in the early part of the season. The rookie has rushed for 151 yards on just 25 attempts, and he made his way into the end zone twice in Week 2.
“There’s a strong running game there, and that is the blueprint that we have to have,” head coach Jay Gruden said after Sunday’s game. “We have a young quarterback. We don’t want to throw the ball 50 times. We want to be physical. It opens up a lot of things for us, and it controls the clock like it did again today.”
Combined the offense is scoring 17.0 points per game (tied-28th). Their defense ranks 11th in the league, 5th at defending the pass and number one against the run. Combined they allow only 13.5 points per game (3rd).
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The NY Giants are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games, 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home, 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games at home, and 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Washington.
Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games, 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games, 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road, is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road, and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing NY Giants.
After looking at the NFL betting stats and trends related to this matchup, I am picking the Giants at -4 to beat the Redskins as the smart bet. I am also betting the over 43.5 on the game total. My final score prediction is Washington 18, New York Giants 28.
My NFL Week 3 Betting Tip: Bet NY Giants -4 & the Over-43.5
Players Out or Doubtful:
- Washington: DeSean Jackson, Perry Riley
- NY Giants: Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul