New York Giants vs Washington Redskins Picks, Odds, Week 16 Predictions 12/22/2019
Game: New York Giants vs Washington Redskins
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Location: FedExField in Landover, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -3
Daniel Jones and the New York Giants are headed to FedExField on Sunday where they'll meet the Washington Redskins. New York opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The over/under opens at 40. The Giants are 3-11-0 ATS and 8-6-0 when betting on the total. The Redskins are 6-8-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-11-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the New York Giants went up against the Miami Dolphins and won 36-20. Running the show from under center for the Giants was Eli Manning who went 20/28 with 283 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He gave away 3 interceptions on the day. Saquon Barkley led the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 12 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He rushed for 112 yards on 24 carries which had him averaging 4.7 yards per run. Sterling Shepard led the team in receiving yardage by earning 111 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 12.3 yards per reception for that contest. The New York Giants rushed the ball a total of 33 times and racked up a total of 138 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. Overall, the Giants totaled 24 1st downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 32 yards. On the day, they ran 63 plays for 412 yards. In terms of defense, New York conceded 23 catches on 41 tries totaling 262 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. On the ground, the Giants conceded 122 yards on 25 runs which means they had an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 384 yards and forced 1 turnover. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Cowboys and Eagles.
Giants Better their record to 3-11 After Win
The Giants head into this matchup 3-11 this year. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among NFC East teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yardage, they rank 14th in the conference and 25th among all NFL teams with 4,467 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Giants have compiled a total of 24 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 20 points per game, which has them at 23rd among all NFL teams. As a team, they are averaging 97 rushing yards per game which is 12th in the NFC.
The Giants have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 27.3 points per contest ranking them 13th among NFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Giants have conceded 3,665 yards. Opponents are completing 66.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt. They have conceded 26 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. When talking about yards rushing, New York is allowing 115.1 yards per game putting them 3rd among NFC East teams and 22nd in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rush ranking them 3rd in the conference and 5th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,357 yards rushing through 14 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Washington Redskins faced the Philadelphia Eagles and took the defeat by a score of 37-27. Running the show from under center for the Redskins was Dwayne Haskins who went 19/28 with 261 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Adrian Peterson led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 66 yards on 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.1 yards per run. Terry McLaurin led the team in receiving yardage by earning 130 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 26.0 yards per reception for the game. The Washington Redskins ended up running the ball 23 times and generated 101 yards earning them an average of 4.4 yards per carry. In the game, the Redskins got 19 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 60 yards. Overall, they totaled 51 plays which gave them a total of 362 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Washington allowed 30 catches on 43 attempts totaling 258 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 415 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Redskins allowed 157 yards on 28 tries which means they had an average of 5.6 yards per run allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Cardinals vs Seahawks contest.
Redskins End Up at 3-11 After Loss
The Redskins step onto the field holding a record of 3-11. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Redskins have one of the worst offenses in the NFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Redskins are currently ranked 4th among NFC East teams and 31st out of all the teams in the league with an average of 15.4 points per contest. Washington is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 101 rushing yards per game, which has them at 20th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,415 yards rushing through 14 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Redskins average 270 yards per contest overall putting them 32nd among NFL teams and 16th in the conference.
The Redskins are giving up 24.8 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the division and 22nd among NFL teams. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 347 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are giving up 136 yards per game which puts them at 28th among NFL teams and 4th among NFC East teams. This year, they have given up 1,910 yards rushing and 12 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are giving up 227 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Redskins currently sit at 4th in the NFC. They have conceded 26 passing TDs for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Redskins NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Redskins -3
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