The Washington Redskins (0-3) travel to East Rutherford this weekend for an NFC East clash with the New York Giants (1-2). Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on September 29th at MetLife Stadium and the game will be broadcast on FOX.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Giants listed as 3-point home favorites. That line has moved down by half a point after early betting, as New York is currently available at -2.5. The total for this matchup is 49 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 4 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Giants vs Redskins Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Redskins couldn’t find a way to win their first game of the season in Week 3, falling 31-15 at home to Chicago on Monday Night Football. Washington really came out flat in the first half, as the Bears held a comfortable 28-3 lead at the end of the second quarter. QB Case Keenum had an up and down game, going 30/43 for 332 yards and two touchdowns but also getting picked off three times. Adrian Peterson never got anything going on the ground, rushing for only 37 yards on 12 carries. Veteran Paul Richardson turned in a very solid effort, hauling in eight catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Redskins generated just over 400 yards of total offense and scored two touchdowns against a formidable Chicago defense.
Washington had a rough outing defensively in Week 3, allowing the Bears to gain more than 300 total yards of offense and score three touchdowns. The Redskins were especially bad against the pass, as Chicago QB Mitch Trubisky threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns after a couple of subpar outings to start the season.
New York Giants
The Giants finally managed to get into the victory column last weekend, barely slipping by Tampa Bay on the road by a score of 32-31 after the Bucs missed a short field goal to win the game as time expired. However, New York did lose RB Saquon Barkley for the foreseeable future after he was forced to leave in the first half due to a severe high ankle sprain. Perhaps the biggest story for the Giants was the spectacular debut by Daniel Jones, who threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns through the air while adding two more touchdowns on the ground to lead the way on offense. TE Evan Engram also had a monster outing, making six receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. Jones also seemed to establish quick chemistry with WR Sterling Shepard, who returned from a concussion to catch a team-high seven passes for 100 yards and a score. As a whole, the offense racked up over 400 total yards and scored four touchdowns against a below average Buccaneers defense.
New York continued to struggle defensively in Week 3, surrendering over 500 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to the Tampa Bay offense. The Giants were especially bad defending against the pass, as WR Mike Evans torched them through the air for 190 yards and three touchdowns on eight receptions.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and ATS Pick: Giants -2.5
Even though it might still be a little bit early to be all in on Daniel Jones, I was extremely impressed by his composure and play-making ability in his debut against Tampa Bay last weekend. Not only did the rookie have to deal with the absence of Saquon Barkley, he also had to find a way to get the job done in a hostile road environment. Jones even demonstrated his impressive ability on the ground, scoring two key rushing touchdowns that helped propel New York to victory. On the other side, Washington has still yet to win a game and appears to be on of the worst teams in the entire league defensively. To make matters even worse, WR Terry McLaurin is currently questionable due to a sore hamstring after aggravating it during practice on Thursday.
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The Giants have owned Washington against the spread as of late, going 8-4 ATS over their last 12 meetings. The Redskins are also just 3-6 ATS in their last nine games overall and only 1-5 against the spread over their last six games against NFC East opponents. While New York has also struggled against the spread lately, it appears to be the beginning of a brand new era with Daniel Jones leading the charge on offense. I think Jones impresses for a second straight outing here in Week 4 against a below average Washington defense that has given up 30+ points in every game since Week 1. I’ll lay this small 2.5-point spread and roll with the home favorites – give me the Giants!