Redskins v Giants Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 28/10/18

Redskins v Giants Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Ben Rolfe (@benrolfe15) previews Washington Redskins @ New York Giants and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s big NFC East game by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Washington Redskins @ New York Giants Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 28/10/18
  • Time: 18:00
  • Venue: MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
  • Channel: NFL Gamepass

The New York Giants are struggling big time this season and appear to have given up on the 2018 season. They traded away their big defensive tackle, Damon “Snacks” Harrison, and corner, Eli Apple, this week. The defence was the heart of their team and the one thing they were doing reasonable well with this season. However, that is now completely thrown into question after these trades.

The good news for the Giant defence is that they are facing a Redskins offence which has not been blowing teams away this season. The Redskins have averaged just over 20 points the last three weeks so they might not be the offence to make the most of this weakened defence.

On the other side of the ball, the Redskins have conceded just 17 points in three of the last four games. The only exception to that has been their blow-out loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football in Week 5. However, it is unlikely the Giants will be able to copy what the Saints did. The Giants offence has averaged just 20 points per game the last four weeks and scored over 20 points just once.

Team News

Paul Richardson and Jamison Crowder are both limited this week. Richardson is questionable and Crowder is doubtful. The loss of two of their top wide receivers should limit the explosiveness of the Redskins offense.

Alex Ogletree is questionable for the Giants. This is big with the loss of Damon Harrison by trade as it should open the middle of the field up even more for the Washington run game.

Head To Head

  • The New York Giants are 99-67-4 all-time against the Washington Redskins.
  • The Giants are 7-3 since 2013 and 4-1 when playing at home.

Key Stats & Facts

  • The Washington Redskins rank 25th in points scored per game and the New York Giants rank 27th.
  • The New York Giants rank 27th in points given up per game.
  • Last season neither team scored over 20 points in either of the two games they played.
  • Despite drafting Saquon Barkley the New York Giants have the third-lowest average rushing yards per game.
  • The Redskins have not turned the ball over in two consecutive games and have the second lowest number of turnovers in the NFL this season.
  • Over the last two seasons Alex Smith has thrown just seven interceptions. Giving him a league leading interception percentage of 1%.

Betting Odds

  • New York Giants 10/11 (William Hill)
  • Washington Redskins 1/1 (Skybet)

The Verdict

Everything about this game screams low scoring to me. Both offences have struggled this season and they played out low scoring games last year. I struggle to see both teams getting over 20 and even if one does I do not think it will be by more than a couple of points. Therefore, the under on total points scored and total touchdowns scored feels a safe bet to me.

In terms of the result this game is essentially considered even by the betting markets. That makes this easy for me as I really cannot see the Giants coming out on top. The Redskins are a better team, and they do not turn the ball over. Not making mistakes is the key to winning on the road and Alex Smith is the king of playing safe football.

With the loss of Harrison and the injury to Ogletree I would also look at the Adrian Peterson over total rushing yards if it comes out around the 60-80 yard mark. However, at the time of writing this those lines were not currently available on many sites.

Recommended Bets

  • Washington Redskins to win – 1/1 (Sky Bet)
  • Total points scored under 42.5 – 19/20 (Ladbrokes)
  • Total touchdowns scored under 4.5 – 5/6 (bet365)