Free Week 2 Prediction: Giants vs. Washington Football Team NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 2
(0-0) New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team (0-0)
Date: Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Time: 8:20 PM
Venue: FedEx Field, Greater Landover, MD
NFL Week 1 ATS Betting Lines: New York +4.5 | Washington -4.5
NFL Week 1 Moneyline Odds: New York +185 | Washington -227
NFL Week 1 NFL Betting Total: O/U 43
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The New York Giants will be on the road to take on the Washington Football Team for Thursday Night Football in week 2.
This will be the 2nd home game played for the Football Team this year.
Washington has opened up as 4.5 point home favorites with the total set at 43. There will likely be little tweaks to this as the week goes on.
New York Giants
The Giants do not get off to easy start in 2021. They open up with a good team with a tough defense in the Denver Broncos and then they have to play another good defense in Washington. We will see what kind of team they are early on.
Head coach Joe Judge has definitely built a better culture with his football team, but now he has to show he can win consistently. New York finished 6-10 a year ago, but they improved in many areas. This year, they need to build on that and prove they are a threat not only in their division, but in the whole league.
This is year 3 for quarterback Daniel Jones and he has to show he can be more consistent. He has shown glimpses of promise, but he has yet to put it all together yet. He has lots of pressure on him for this campaign.
A key addition to this offense is star running back Saquon Barkley who returns after tearing his ACL in week 2 of last year. If he is healthy, he is one of the top backs in football and he can help out any offense immensely.
The Giants defense was quite good a year ago. Even when they played against solid teams, they never seemed to get gashed. A big key in this game is getting consistent pressure on Ryan Fitzpatrick. New York has a deep secondary with Adoree Jackson being a lead guy on that unit. Another key player on the defense is defensive end Leonard Williams.
Washington Football Team
Similar to the Giants, Washington opens up their season against tough company as they are hosting the Chargers. This stout defense will be tested right away against Justin Herbert & co.
Divisional games are important, but it seems especially so in the NFC East. After all, only one game separated the Giants and Football team a year ago.
A lot of folks were surprised that Washington was a competitive team in 2020 and ended up winning the division. They will look to improve upon a 7-9 season a year ago.
Despite being decent a year ago, the quarterback play was not great for this squad. There is optimism on this front as Ryan Fitzpatrick is the quarterback this year. Yes, he does have trouble with timely interceptions, but I feel he can still be good for this team as he has plenty of playmakers on offense.
The defense was one of the best in football a year ago. The unit is led by Chase Young and Montez Sweat who wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks. It will be critical in this game that they do no let Daniel Jones beat them with his legs. Another key is for them to neutralize Barkley and the running game.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Giants are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone under in 7 of the Giants last 7 games.
- Giants are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games played in September.
- The total has gone under in 7 of the last 9 games the Giants have played in Washington.
- Washington is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games.
- The total has gone under in 6 of the last 8 games Washington has played on Thursday.
- Washington is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games played on Thursday.
4* Free Week 2 NFL Betting Prediction: Washington SU
This has the chance to be a good one between 2 tough teams in the NFC East. I do not seeing it be a shootout. I look for both defenses to be solid in this game. I like the fact that Washington is playing at home in this one, which is a big reason why I like them in this one. For me, the spread of 4.5 is too high, so I will lay off that and go with them straight up. Give me the Football Team here.
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