Redskins vs Giants 2018 NFL Week 8 Odds & Prediction

Redskins vs Giants 2018 NFL Week 8 Odds & Prediction

Written by on October 23, 2018

One of the best rivalries in the NFC happens on Sunday when the Washington Redskins head to New York to battle the Giants. Washington feels it’s a playoff team. The New York Giants want to turn their season around while also put a beating on an NFC East rival. Who takes it? Check out our NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick when NYG hosts Washington!

Redskins vs Giants 2018 NFL Week 8 Odds & Prediction

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 8°C/47°F
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Precipitation: 35%
  • Wind: 10 mph NW
  • Cloud Cover: 93%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Washington Redskins are a good bet at -1?

After the debacle in New Orleans, a 19-43 loss, Washington has picked itself up and won 2 games in a row. Both wins were impressive as the Redskins beat visiting Carolina 23-17 and took down the rival Dallas Cowboys 20-17.

Washington’s leaning on it’s 5th ranked defense. The Giants have problems putting points on the board, which means in this matchup Washington should be even more stingy than they normally are.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 21
  • Total Yards: 337.5
  • Pass Yards: 218.5
  • Rush Yards: 119
  • Average Score Against: 20.2
  • Total Yards: 325.7
  • Pass Yards: 238.3
  • Rush Yards: 87.3

Why New York Giants are a good bet at +1?

Are the Giants a safe bet for NFL Week 8?

Washington has trouble with pass-catching running backs and the Giants like to throw to their backs. Before the Atlanta game in Week 7, Giants’ starting running back Saquon Barkley had caught 40 passes already this season.

Wayne Gallman, who almost never gets in the game, has 8 catches. If Manning goes to Barkley and Gallman, that should open the middle for passes to Evan Engram. Giants have a shot to beat Washington on Sunday.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 19.5
  • Total Yards: 348.3
  • Pass Yards: 360.8
  • Rush Yards: 87.5
  • Average Score Against: 27
  • Total Yards: 358
  • Pass Yards: 236.3
  • Rush Yards: 121.7

Redskins vs Giants NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Washington’s last 10 games
  • NY Giants are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 games at home
  • NY Giants are 1-6 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of NY Giants’s last 14 games

Final NFL Betting Analysis for Redskins vs Giants

Washington has won their last couple of games, but both happened at home. Sunday is only Washington’s third road game this season. Week 1’s 24-6 victory doesn’t exactly count because the Cardinals are the worst team in the NFL.

While Redskins have played great at stopping opponents from scoring points, they’ve been awful at moving the football. Giants aren’t a great football team, but they have an advantage because the home team is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7. Not only that, but the Giants plays well against the pass while Washington has virtually no rushing attack.

Giants to win seems logical.

NFL Week 8 Pick: New York Giants +1