Washington Football Team vs. New York Giants Pick
Washington Football Team (1-4 SU, 2-3 ATS) vs. New York Giants (0-5 SU, 3-2 ATS)
When: Sunday, October 18th, 2020– 1:00 PM ET
Where: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
Point Spread: WAS +3 / NYG -3 (Bovada - Deposit $200 and get a $100 Free Bet!)
Takeaways From Week Five
The Washington Football Team comes into this game on the heels of a four-game losing streak, capped off most recently by a 30-10 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Closing as a seven-point underdog, the Football Team was nowhere near close to covering. Washington had lost by 14 points or more in each of their four defeats, covering just once as a 14.5-point pooch against the Baltimore Ravens on October 4th when the Birds won 31-17.
The G-Men come in off a 37-34 loss to another bitter rival, the Dallas Cowboys. As a 7.5-point underdog, Big Blue was in a position to not only cover easy but perhaps upset their divisional foe. It is worth mentioning that the Giants have lost their previous two games by a combined 11 points, despite taking back over a converted touchdown-plus in each of these contests. New York remains winless in its preceding six outings dating back to last season but has gone 3-3 ATS over this span, suggesting that the Giants are doing some things right even if their win-loss record suggests otherwise.
How the Public is Betting the Washington-New York Game
In the early going, we have seen 56% of the consensus side with the Giants here as the slight favorite. Despite an initial lean, we have yet to see the line move at the time this article was written (Monday afternoon). The Over/Under has fallen by 1.5 points from an opening price of 44.5 to its present number of 43.
The Giants and the Football Team last met in December of 2019 in the Meadowlands, where overtime would be required to decide a victor. The Giants would edge out Washington 41-35, to cover as a one-point favorite. Overall, the Giants presently own a three-game winning streak against the Football Team.
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The Giants have been profitable in this series as they have fostered win and covers in four of the last five contests between both parties. Getting behind the chalk also seems to offer value historically as the Favorite is 5-1 ATS in the preceding six matches. For Over/Under players, the Under has gone 5-2 ATS in the last seven fixtures.
Heading into this NFC East rivalry clash, there are no notable emergent injury concerns for either team.
Why We Like New York to Cover
The Giants have yet to win a game this season, yet for the first time this season, they are the chalk. That premise is enough for me to get on-board with the G-Men here as the market is taking a position in this market. On the contrary, the Redskins haven’t been a favorite in nearly a year, and the one time this outfit was a slight one-point choice in the 2019 season, they were mopped up 34-17 by the New York Jets. The Football Team, a.k.a. The Artist Formerly Known as The Redskins, they are a team that seemingly likes to sneak up on opponents off the radar when no one gives them a chance. I mean, this is a team that staged an outright upset of Philadelphia in Week One as a 5.5-point underdog when it trailed by 17. The fact that many think Washington can be competitive in this game is perhaps a signal that they should be faded in this spot outside of the fact a winless team is spotting points.
Keith’s Pick to Cover the Spread: New York -3
The emotional intangibles working in New York’s favor here is also something to consider. The Giants, if they are looking to get off the snide, know this is their best chance to do so, so I can expect the motivation to win to also be present on the Big Blue sideline. The Giants, for all intent and purposes, has been a tough out in recent weeks for the Cowboys and the Rams, and they nearly got a win in Chicago and even threatened Pittsburgh in their season opener on Monday Night Football. The Giants are far better than their record predicates, and they will get their first win here by at least a touchdown margin. I am laying the field goal. Note: Many are sour due to the loss of 5Dimes from the market. Many aren’t aware that they still can bet on games at -105. Go get your reduced odds back by signing up a BetAnySports! Same great wagering menu/odds!
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