The New York Giants (5-5) hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins (4-5) at FedEx Field. Kickoff for this division battle is scheduled for 1:00 PM EST on Sunday and will be televised on FOX. Our Week 12 NFL odds have the Giants listed as a 3-point favorite with a total set at 46.5 points
New York is coming off their bye week on the heels of a 27-26 home loss against New England in Week 10. Eli Manning has thrown for exactly 2,700 yards this year with 863 of those yards going to Odell Beckham Jr. who has averaged almost 14 yards per catch. Rashad Jennings leads all backs with 405 yards on 105 attempts while averaging 3.8 yards per carry.
Washington was demolished on the road in Week 11, losing 16-44 to Carolina. Kirk Cousins went 22-for-30 for 207 yards, one touchdown and one interception while DeSean Jackson led all receivers with 87 yards on five receptions. Chris Thompson was stifled all day, only recording 10 yards on four carries. The running game was limited to 14 yards total against Carolina’s defense.
Nikko’s Pick: Redskins +3
This line originally opened at 1.5 and was quickly bet up to 3 at most shops in Las Vegas. After sizing up both teams I have no problem going against the early money with all things considered.
First let’s look at Washington, who appears to be a completely different team playing at home. The Redskins are 4-1 SU at home this year, with the sole loss to Miami in the season opener. Washington is also 3-2 ATS at home with those three wins coming in the underdog situation. Matchup wise the trends favor Washington as well as the favorite is 3-7 ATS in the series.
In the first meeting this season, New York walked away with a 32-21 victory as Manning threw for 279 yards and a touchdown. Cousins was responsible for two turnovers that game, both errant throws that were intercepted. At FedEx Field Cousins has nine touchdowns and has yet to throw an interception.
If the Redskins can apply pressure to Manning and keep Beckham Jr. in check then Washington will be in a good position to win this game outright. Take the Redskins plus the points on Sunday and splash a little on the money line as well.