New York heads down to Washington for a key clash on Sunday Night Football. The Giants enter as underdogs against the Commanders in the Week 15 betting odds.
The New York Giants (7-5-1, 9-4 ATS) season is on the line on Sunday Night Football when the G-Men head down to the Nation’s Capital for a key conference clash with the Washington Commanders (7-5-1, 7-5-1 ATS) at FedEx Field. These teams tied two weeks ago at MetLife Stadium, putting all the more importance on this contest. The Giants enter as underdogs against the Commanders in the Week 15 betting odds.
The Giants took a tough 48-22 loss versus the Philadelphia Eagles last week, seeing their division rivals clinch a playoff spot in the process. The Giants have managed just one win over their last six games, nearly squandering the solid start to their season. The Commanders, meanwhile, enjoyed a late-season bye week with extra time to prep for this pivotal contest. Washington comes to this one winners of six of their last eight games overall.
Here’s a look at the best betting odds for this clash between the Giants and Commanders on Sunday Night Football.
Best Betting Odds for New York Giants at Washington Commanders
The opening line for this contest set the Commanders as favorites, between 3- and 4.5 points. Action bet the spread up to 5-points favoring Washington before it’s settled back at 4.5 heading into the weekend.
The point total for this one opened at 39.5, making it one of the lowest totals of the week. It’s ticked up to 40.5, but remains squarely in the bottom half of games. It’s no surprise considering Washington stands among the teams that see the Under most often this season.
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This game might be the most important NFC game on the NFL’s Week 15 slate. At this point, four NFC teams are vying for two Wild Card spots, making this a crucial contest for both teams. Washington currents holds the sixth seed, with New York occupies the seventh seed. The Giants stand ahead of both the Seattle Seahawks (7-6) and Detroit Lions (6-7).
Just about everything went wrong for New York last week. The Giants allowed 253 yards rushing, and although Saquon Barkley played, he was limited to just nine carries over 20 snaps. The offensive line surrendered seven sacks. The G-Men simply did not have enough playmakers to hang with the class of the NFC and now face a Washington defense that is fourth in the league in yards allowed (310.5).
New York was gashed by Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders last Sunday and is now allowing 195.7 rushing yards per game in the last three contests. The Giants rank 29th against the run (149.7) for the season. When these two teams played in Week 13, Brian Robinson Jr. ran for 96 yards on 21 carries for Washington. The Commanders ran up 165 yards on 36 carries in that one.
In that game, the Giants took a 20-13 lead on Daniel Jones’ 6-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Hodgins with 11:34 left in the third quarter but they couldn’t hold the lead. The Commanders tied it when Taylor Heinicke threw a 28-yard scoring strike to Jahan Dotson with 1:45 left in the game. In overtime, Giants kicker Graham Gano missed a 58-yard field goal as time expired.
Daniel Jones went 25-for-31 for 200 passing yards and a touchdown, and added a team-high 71 yards rushing on 12 carries. Taylor Heinecke, meanwhile, went 27-of-41 passing with two touchdowns.
Betting Trends Affect Giants, Commanders Odds
Several betting trends affect the odds in this key clash between the Giants and Commanders. The Giants enter with a 6-2 mark against the spread over the last eight games in this series and have covered in each of the last four games in Washington.
The Underdog covered the spread in four of the last five meetings between these teams, and road team sports a 5-1 mark against the spread in the last six New York-Washington contests. The Commanders are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall.
The Under is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between these clubs. The Under is 15-5-2 in New York’s last 22 games following an outright loss and 16-5 in Washington’s last 21 home games.