NFL Betting: NFC East rivals meet in Washington
The New York Giants saw their four-game winning streak come to an end against the Dallas Cowboys over the weekend, but they'll get another shot at a division rival on Sunday Night Football this week as they take on the Washington Redskins.
The Giants started the season 0-6, but had built that record up to 4-6 before falling 24-21 as a 2.5-point home favorite against the Cowboys last time out. That dropped New York to 4-7 both SU and ATS on the season, and they're two games behind both the Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East division race.
That means the Giants can't afford to lose this weekend against the NFC East's last-place team, Washington, if they want to stay on the fringes of the playoff hunt in the NFC.
Eli Manning threw for just 174 yards in the Giants' loss to the Cowboys, but he did manage to connect on a pair of touchdown strikes to Brandon Myers and Louis Murphy Jr. in the game. Josh Brown also booted a pair of field goals for the Giants in that losing cause.
The Redskins are 3-8 both SU and ATS on the season after getting thumped by the San Francisco 49ers 27-6 on Monday Night Football. Robert Griffin III passed for just 127 yards and was picked off once in that defeat for Washington, which has now lost four of its past five games SU.
Sunday night will be the first meeting of the season between the Giants and Redskins, with the two teams also scheduled to face each other at MetLife Stadium in Week 17. New York is 7-3 SU but just 4-5-1 ATS over its past 10 games against Washington, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-7 for totals bettors on the NFL odds in those 10 contests.
Washington is currently on a 5-0 ATS run against New York, with the UNDER paying out in both games between the teams last season.
The other primetime games on the NFL's Week 13 schedule are New Orleans at Seattle (-7) on Monday Night Football, and Pittsburgh at Baltimore (-2.5) on Thursday Night Football. Since it's Thanksgiving there are a total of three games on tap for Thursday, with Green Bay at Detroit (-7) and Oakland at Dallas (-10.5) taking place in the afternoon.
Rounding out the NFL's Week 13 slate are Tennessee at Indianapolis (-4.5), New England (-9.5) at Houston, Miami at the Jets (pick'em), Tampa Bay at Carolina (-9.5), Arizona at Philadelphia (-3), Jacksonville at Cleveland (-7.5), Chicago at Minnesota (pick'em), Atlanta at Buffalo (-3), St. Louis at San Francisco, Cincinnati at San Diego (pick'em), and Denver (-3.5) at Kansas City.