The NFL action on Sunday, December 18, will conclude with this divisional rivalry game in D.C., and here you can get the best Giants vs. Commanders betting pick and odds.
New York is desperate to record the first win in five games when they visit Washington at FedEx Field. The Commanders are -4.5 favorites on Caesars NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 40 points. These NFC East foes will meet for the second time this season after playing a 20-20 tie a couple of weeks ago.
Giants were destroyed by the Eagles at home
The New York Giants (7-5-1, 9-4-0 ATS) are going through their worst period of the season as they failed to win in the last four games. They did avoid the third consecutive defeat with a 20-20 tie against the Commanders, but then returned to losing ways with a massive 48-22 home loss to the divisional rivals Philadelphia Eagles. It was a season-high 48 points allowed by the Giants, who fully deserved to lose, while Philly clinched a playoff post with this W.
Daniel Jones completed 18 of 27 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown. He also added a rushing touchdown. Jones’ deputy, Tyrod Taylor, completed five of five passes for 47 yards and a TD, while he led the team in rushing yards with 40 on two attempts. Richie James had seven receptions for a team-high 61 yards and a score, while Isaiah Hodgins also recorded a receiving touchdown. Defensively, Azeez Ojulari posted a couple of sacks, while Julian Love chipped in a game-high ten tackles.
WR Sterling Shepard (ACL), CB Aaron Robinson (knee), WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), and LB Darrian Beavers (knee) are out indefinitely. DE Leonard Williams (neck), CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee), G Shane Lemieux (toe), G Joshua Ezeudu (neck), TE Daniel Bellinger (ribs), and LB Micah McFadden (ankle) are questionable to play on Sunday against Washington.
Commanders are coming off a bye week
The Washington Commanders (7-5-1, 7-5-1 ATS) are playing their best football of the campaign as they are unbeaten in the last four. After defeating the Eagles, Texans, and Falcons, the Commanders played a 20-20 tie with the New York Giants on the road. Washington then hit a bye week and now is fresh and ready to overtake the Giants in the NFC East standings with a win on Sunday.
Washington tied the game to 20-20 in the final two minutes and escaped a loss as Graham Gano missed a 58-yard FG try to win it for the Giants. Taylor Heinicke completed 27 of 41 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Terry McLaurin was the best receiver in the game with 105 yards and a TD on eight catches, while Curtis Samuel and Jahan Dotson combined for 117 yards and a touchdown on 11 receptions. On the ground, Brian Robinson Jr. was solid with a game-high 96 rushing yards on 21 carries. On defense, Daron Payne had two sacks, while Kamren Curl and Jamin Davis combined for 21 tackles.
QB Carson Wentz (finger) is out indefinitely. G Trai Turner (ankle), DE Chase Young (illness), T Sam Cosmi (ankle), and CB Benjamin St-Juste (ankle) are questionable to face the Giants on Sunday.
- 2-5 ATS in the last seven vs. NFC East rivals
- 1-8 ATS in the last nine games in December
- 6-1-1 ATS in the last eight games overall
- 6-1 ATS in the last seven games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game
- 4-1-1 ATS in the last six vs. NFC opponents
New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders Pick
The Giants experienced a fantastic start to the season, and although they are still overachievers this year, it’s becoming clear that New York is not playoff material. On the other hand, the Commanders are red-hot at the moment after winning six of the previous eight games, and they were better than the Giants a couple of weeks ago but escaped with a tie in the end. This time around, I am sure Washington will get a victory. While I am not impressed with these offenses, I am going with Washington’s top 10 defense to prevail here.
Sports Betting Pick: Take the Commanders at -4.5 (-110)
Washington is allowing 19.7 points per game, and given the Giants scored more than 20 points only once in the last four games, I don’t think the visitors will score more than 17-18 on Sunday. The Commanders surrendered 20+ points just once in the previous six games, and considering their offense is averaging 19.5 ppg, I don’t expect to see plenty of points. Under is 3-1-1 in the last five H2H meetings; Under is 6-1-1 in the Giants’ last eight games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game, while Under is 8-2-1 in the Commanders’ last 11 games overall.
Pick: Go Under 41.5 points (-130)