New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team – NFL Week 9, 2020

By Admir Aljic in NFL
| November 2, 2020 1:33 pm PDT

The New York Giants are hoping to sweep the season series with another win over Washington, and that narrow victory earlier in the season was their only one this year. The Giants are facing the red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, and are expected to lose, so they will likely drop to a 1-7 record and the bottom of the NFC East.

The Washington Football Team, on the other side, are coming off a bye week after recording the second win of the season in what turned out to be their best performance in a home victory over the divisional rivals Dallas Cowboys. The NFC East is still wide open, and Washington improved to a 2-5 record, only a win behind the Philadelphia Eagles. Take a look at my Giants vs. Washington betting preview.

Odds for Giants vs. Washington

Giants +3.5-110
Washington -3.5-110
Giants to win+138
Washington to win-156
Over 43-110
Under 43-110

Giants Fell Short to the Eagles on the Road

The New York Giants were agonizingly close to booking the second victory of the campaign and second in a row as they had a 21-10 lead late in the duel with the Philadelphia Eagles. Still, they conceded a couple of touchdowns in only four minutes and suffered a 22-21 loss in the end. The Giants committed three turnovers opposite Philadelphia’s one and had ten first downs fewer than the Eagles (17-27), and deserved to lose.

Daniel Jones completed 20 of 30 passes for 187 yards, two TDs, and one interception, while he also led all the runners with 92 yards on four rushing attempts, including the career-long 80-yard run. He found Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard in the endzone, while Wayne Gallman added 34 yards and a score on ten carries. Blake Martinez contributed on the defensive end with nine tackles (seven solos).

The Giants are the 31st team in the NFL when it comes to the offense with 17.4 points per game, 30th in passing yards (184.3), 27th in rushing yards (98.1), while they have the 14th defense that allows 24.9 points per contest.

Washington Allowed 3 Points in a Win vs. Cowboys

The Washington Football Team displayed the best defensive performance of the year in a 25-3 home victory over the NFC East rivals Dallas Cowboys. They kept the visitors off the scoreboard in three quarters, allowing only one field goal in the opening 15 minutes. Washington totaled 397 yards and surrender just 142 on the other end, while they had 21 first downs opposite Dallas’ 12. The hosts had possession of the ball for 12 minutes more and didn’t commit a single turnover.

Kyle Allen completed 15 of 25 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. He had excellent chemistry with wideout Terry McLaurin, who led all the receivers with 90 yards and a TD on seven catches, and tight end Logan Thomas (60 yards and a score on four receptions). Rookie Antonio Gibson dominated the ground with 120 rushing yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, the best game of his young career. When it comes to defense, Washington recorded even six sacks, and defensive end Montez Sweat led the team with two.

Washington is the 30th team in the NFL when it comes to the offense with 19.0 points per game, 28th in passing yards (192.6), 26th in rushing yards (100.1), while they have the 11th defense that allows 23.6 points per contest.

Giants vs. Washington Pick

This one is going to be hard to predict as both teams are struggling this season, but miraculously, both are still pretty much alive in the playoff race due to a poor competition in the weakest division in football – the NFC East. New York’s last two divisional games proved to be quite tight and were decided by a one-point margin, so I anticipate another close encounter on Sunday.

The Giants have a slightly better offense, in my opinion, and that’s why I am going with them to cover the spread.

Pick
  • New York Giants +3.5
    -110

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