The Giants realistically have no chance of winning the NFC East but they can still make the playoffs. This game against the Redskins is a virtual must-win in football odds if the Giants are to make it to the postseason.
NFL betting lines have the Giants as three-point favorites with a total of 44 in this ESPN Monday night game. The Giants lost in NFL betting lines last week 45-38 to Philadelphia and they are two games back of the Eagles in the division. The defense has been a disaster this season and it is probably not a coincidence since former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is the head coach of the Rams.
New York is just one game behind Dallas for the NFC’s last wild card spot so they are not in bad shape considering the Cowboys have the Saints this week. New York also has the tiebreaker edge against Dallas. The schedule sets up nicely for New York but they can’t afford to lose an NFL betting lines game like this one against Washington. Next week they have Carolina and finish up against Minnesota who may rest starters in the last game. "We are in the mindset that if we win these three games, we think we will make the playoffs," quarterback Eli Manning said.
Washington has not rolled over in NFL betting lines so this game could be tough. They almost beat Dallas, Philadelphia and New Orleans and last week they routed the Raiders in NFL betting lines. Quarterback Jason Campbell has played well with a 92.3 passer rating in his last seven games.
New York has won six of the last seven against Washington including three straight on the road.
The Giants are 22-7 vs. the NFL betting lines in their last 29 road games.
The Giants are 4-10-1 vs. the football odds in their last 15 Monday games.
The Giants are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 NFL betting lines games as a favorite.
The Giants are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 NFL betting lines meetings against Washington.
The Redskins are 4-0 in NFL betting lines in their last 4 games as an underdog.
The Redskins are 2-5 vs. the football odds in their last 7 Monday games.
Seven of the last ten New York games on Monday nights have gone under the NFL betting lines. Four of the last five Washington games on Monday have gone under the football odds. Four of the last five in this series have gone under.