New York Giants vs. Washington – NFL Pick Week 6

Two badly struggling teams will meet early Sunday afternoon in a divisional showdown as Washington heads to New York to do battle with the Giants.

A combined 1-9 record between both sides doesn’t make this contest must-see television, though when you consider how awful the NFC East has been this season, there’s certainly still some optimism within both camps. All four teams have a shot still at a playoff spot.

For Washington, some uncertainty at the quarterback position has seen Kyle Allen take over the lead role. Dwayne Haskins was predictably terrible, and now Allen will be tasked with getting this passing game working once again. It’s been anaemic in stretches, but we’ve seen Allen revive groups before – and the Giants could be a welcome matchup.

On New York’s side, an 0-5 record is hardly surprising but still remains disappointing. They’ve been in most contests, but have made a slew of key errors in all of these games that have cost them late. Daniel Jones is already making some in the organization question their drafting of him, and another poor outing could have fans clamouring for Trevor Lawrence in the upcoming draft.

Despite all of the losing both the Giants and Washington have done thus far, there’s still a ton to play for given their divisional situation. Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for a bigger match-up breakdown, as well as our betting prediction for New York vs. Washington here in Week 6 action. Enjoy!

New York Giants vs. Washington Betting Odds:

Washington Football Team +3 (-120)
@ New York Giants -3 (+100)

Over 45 (-110)
Under 45 (-110)

*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag

New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team Pick:

It should be exciting to see Washington finally play with a decent quarterback action on Sunday in Kyle Allen. As mentioned above, the youngster Haskins clearly isn’t ready – and may never be, and Alex Smith is past his best at this point. Kyle Allen has had successful stretches in the past, and had success last time out vs. the L.A. Rams.

This matchup should be easier for Washington, as the Giants don’t offer too much of a presence on their defense. They boast virtually zero pass rush and as a result Allen should have plenty of time and space to operate from the pocket. New York’s defensive backfield has been brutal outside of the talented James Bradberry – so look for Allen to shift his attention to his opposite side with regularity. This could be a breakout game for a struggling Washington attack.

On the other side of the ball, many within the organization have to be getting tired of Daniel Jones. He’s had easy matchups against poor secondaries this season, and has done nothing to exploit them. Jones possesses awful ball security and has a real knack for making costly errors at the worst time.

That isn’t a good omen for the Giants’ attack here in Week 6, as Washington can really apply pressure to opposing quarterbacks. Their defensive line is loaded with talent, and they should bully the Giants along the line of scrimmage. Look for Chase Young to record a few sacks, and be able to pester Jones through all four quarters.

Downfield, if Jones does get enough time and space to throw – there should be some advantages. New York has talented pass-catchers in Evan Engram and Darius Slayton, but you cannot count on Jones to find them with regularity and accuracy. He likely won’t have time from the pocket.

The Giants don’t matchup well at all with Washington, and expect that to really show come Sunday. Their offensive line cannot stop Washington’s defensive front, and as a result, Daniel Jones is in for another down outing. It’s important to shop around and get a full three points on Washington here in Week 6, but when/if you do, don’t hesitate to back them in this NFC East divisional showdown.

My Pick
Washington +3
Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.