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Giants at Washington (-4) Betting Preview

Published on 09/13/2021
By Scott Gramling
New York QB Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones is hoping to rebound from a mediocre Week 1 performance.
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New York Giants at Washington Football Team (-4)
Thursday 9/16, 8:20 p.m. ET

Three things you need to know before betting on Giants-Washington:

1. The road team has gotten the best of this head-to-head matchup in recent seasons, with the visitor having gone 4-2 straight-up and 5-1 against the spread in games between New York and Washington since the start of the 2018 season. The Giants come into this one having won five straight against Washington, winning the five by an average margin of 11 points per game. New York is 4-1 both straight-up and against the spread over its past five trips to Washington.

2. If you eliminate matchups with the Cowboys, New York is 13-0 against the spread as a road underdog against NFC teams since the start of the 2018 season. The Giants went 6-1 against the spread as a road underdog in Joe Judge’s first season as the team’s head coach in 2020, and they went 5-1 against the spread when facing NFC East teams last season with the lone against-the-spread loss having been a 20-19 victory over Washington as a 2-point home favorite last October. Washington head coach Ron Rivera comes into this one having gone 1-4 straight-up and 0-5 against the spread in his career when playing a Thursday night home game. Rivera is also 2-8 straight-up and 1-9 against the spread in his career at home when coming off a home loss.

3. The Giants have tended to play relatively low-scoring games away from home recently, with the Under having gone 8-2-1 over the past 11 New York road games. The Under is 15-6-1 in Giants-Washington games since the start of the 2010 season, which includes a 6-2-1 Under record over the past nine games in this head-to-head series. The Under is 13-3-1 in Giants games since the start of last season.

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