New York Giants vs Washington Commanders Prediction, 12/18/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 15
Game: New York Giants vs Washington Commanders
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Location: FedExField in Landover, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Commanders (-4)
The New York Giants (7-5-1) are hitting the road to FedExField on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Washington Commanders (7-5-1). New York is 4-point dogs. The betting total is set at 40.
The New York Giants head into this game 7-5-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Giants played the Eagles and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 48-22. Daniel Jones finished 18/27 with 169 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 96.1 and ended the game with no picks. Richie James left with an average of 8.7 yards per catch by recording 61 yds on 7 receptions. Saquon Barkley was the leader on the ground for the Giants with 9 totes for 28 yds (3.1 yds per attempt). In the game, they tallied 62 plays which gave them 304 yards. The New York Giants rushed the ball a total of 23 different times and recorded 123 yards, earning them an average of 5.3 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Giants conceded 253 yards on 31 attempts, which is an average of 8.2 yards per run surrendered. New York conceded 21 completions on 31 tries for 184 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.7%.
The Giants have earned 4,265 total yards for the year. New York has recorded 127 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 83 infractions for 648 yards. In terms of scoring touchdowns, New York has compiled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 16 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 13 different times (5 picks and 8 fumbles). As a team they hold an average of 147.6 yards on the ground ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Regarding getting in the endzone, the New York Giants are sitting at 20.5 points per contest.
Concerning passing yardage, the Giants have surrendered 2,809 yards which ranks them 17th in the league. They have surrendered 216.1 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 60.8%. During this campaign, they are allowing 365.8 yards/game ranking them 26th in the NFL. They have relinquished 16 touchdowns by air and 15 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt and 149.7 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,946 yards via the ground game in 13 games. The Giants are ranked 20th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 23.1 points per contest.
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The Commanders come into this game with a record of 7-5-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Commanders left there with a tie by a score of 20-20 against the Giants. Taylor Heinicke (2 TDs) ended the contest with 275 yards on 27/41 passing while his QB rating was 101.2. He didn't toss any picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 6.7 yds. Brian Robinson Jr. carried the ball 21 times for 96 yards, ending the contest with 4.6 yards per attempt for Washington. Terry McLaurin was one of the featured targets for the Commanders, grabbing 8 footballs for 105 yards (13.1 yards per catch). Washington ran for 4.6 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 165 yds on 36 carries. The Commanders finished with 411 yds while running 82 plays (5.0 yards per play). The Commanders secondary gave up a completion percentage of 80.6%, relinquishing 182 yards on 25 out of 31 through the air. Washington surrendered 30 attempts on the ground for 134 yds (4.5 yds per carry).
The Washington Commanders are averaging 331.5 yards/outing which has them sitting 21st in football. They have an average of 124.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,618 yards in total. The Washington offense has compiled 680 yards of penalties on 73 infractions, which ranks them 19th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 11 picks while conceding 4 fumbles and they have recorded 141 first downs. During this campaign to this point, the Commanders have compiled 2,692 yards through the air as well as an average of 207.1 throwing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Commanders are sitting 25th in the NFL with an average of 19.5 points per contest.
The Commanders are conceding 19.7 PPG, which has them ranked 10th in the league. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns through the air and 200.1 yards/contest, ranking them 8th in football. Overall, they have surrendered 256 points in total. Washington has surrendered a total of 1,435 rushing yards (110.4 yards per contest) and 7 touchdowns on the ground for the year. The Commanders defense has been on the field for 766 plays, which has them ranked 1st in the league. Their defense has 15 takeaways (8 fumbles recovered and 7 interceptions) on the campaign.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Commanders NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Commanders -4
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