NFL Week 13 Picks: New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins
New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Monday, 12/3/12, 8:30 PM EST, TV: ESPN
Opening Point Spread: New York -2.5
Current Betting Line: New York -3
Opening Total: 51
Current Total: 50
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
New York snapped a two-game losing streak with last week’s 38-10 blowout win over the Green Bay Packers as one-point home favorites, while going UNDER the total for the fifth time in six contests. The Giants sit atop the NFC East standings, as they look to sweep this year’s series, coming away with a 27-23 victory over the Redskins as 6.5-point home favorites on Oct. 21. The team was out-gained by a 480-393 margin in that affair, while going UNDER the posted total of 51.5. New York is 2-1 ATS as a road favorite of three or fewer points, which can’t be ignored when making your NFL picks against the spread on Monday night.
The Giants are 12-5 against the Redskins under the direction of coach Tom Coughlin, while they’ve gone 31-24 versus division opponents since 2004. New York has done a tremendous job of protecting quarterback Eli Manning, as the offensive line has allowed an NFL-best 14 sacks, compared to the 20 sacks it allowed in the same amount of games a year ago. Manning will be going up against a pass defense that’s allowing 301.4 yards per game through the air.
Washington has scored 31 or more points in picking up back-to-back wins over the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, as the franchise aims to win three games against division opponents in three consecutive weeks since 2005. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is playing with a ton of confidence, which could continue due to completing 20 of 28 passes for 258 yards in his first career game in this rivalry. “It’s a game we felt we should have won,” stated Griffin III this week. Washington is 3-5 ATS as a home underdog of three or fewer points since 2010, which is important to consider when looking over the pro football odds page.
The Redskins are second in the league in rushing, with Griffin III being a dual-threat under center, while running back Alfred Morris continues to surprise. Washington will use the running game in hopes of slowing down New York’s vaunted pass rush. The franchise will be looking to make a big splash in this prime-time event, as it has lost five of its last six home games in this series.
Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the UNDER is 1-3 in the Giants four games versus division foes, while the Redskins have gone below the number in two of their three games in that situation.
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