Washington Commanders vs. New York Giants NFL Betting Pick SNF Week 15 – December 18

A hugely important divisional showdown in the NFC East has been flexed to primetime on Sunday night in what promises to have massive post-season implications. Both teams enter Week 15 with identical 7-5-1 records on the season, as the Commanders gear up to host the New York Giants.

This is their second battle in just three weeks, and you better believe the bad blood will be evident. After a hard-fought draw in New York, the victor here puts themselves in prime position for a post-season berth in just a few weeks.

The Commanders have been the hotter side of late, undefeated across their last four outings – and making a point to cover the number as well. Taylor Heinicke has deliver under center as the Washington quarterback, and that’s a stark contrast to the opposing G-Men. New York has stumbled down the stretch, with just one victory in its past five weeks. Injuries and an inefficient offense have resulted in this unit badly faltering of late.

With all that is on the line in Week 15, this clash figures to be a thrilling one. These rivals will continue to jockey for both divisional supremacy, as well as a playoff spot in a tight NFC. For further insight on this must-see clash, continue reading on beneath the posted odds for a full matchup preview, trends, and the latest information to help you make an informed decision for Week 15’s Giants vs. Commanders Sunday night showdown. Enjoy the game!

New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders Live Odds & Betting History

Betting odds provided by BOVADA

SPREAD+4 (-110)-4 (-110)
TOTALOver 40.5 (-110)Under 40.5 (-110)
Overall Record7-5-17-5-1
ATS Record9-47-6
Home/Away Record3-44-2
Points Per Game20.319.3
Points Against Per Game22.019.7
Passing Yards Per Game187.8207.2
Rushing Yards Per Game147.2124.9

New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders Prediction

While Saquon Barkley has put together a solid season to date, he has faded in recent weeks as his health has deteriorated. A neck injury has severely hindered his recent ability, and though he will be in the lineup for Week 15, it remains to be seen how impactful he’ll be against a ferocious Washington defensive front.

The Commanders stifled the best New York weapon a few weeks ago – and boast one of the top run defenses in the entire NFL. In Week 13, Barkley only managed a mediocre 63 yards on the ground, and that will force Daniel Jones to do even more under center – never a good omen.

Daniel Jones has been especially terrible against pressure, and the Commanders have been elite at generating hurries and disruptions against opposing QB’s. Don’t expect a lot of space and time from the pocket for Jones in terms of surveying the field.

For Washington, they too will need to rely on the run game, but they should see much more success. Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson have formed a legitimate 1-2 punch in the Commanders’ backfield, and going against a Giants’ run defense that is ranked last in adjusted EPA run defense.

A solid running game will open up lanes, kill the clock, and keep the chains moving for Washington. Importantly, it is going to relieve a ton of pressure off Taylor Heinicke who hasn’t looked great under center of late. He’s also been solid when facing the blitz, an area where the Giants quite regularly over-blitz in virtually every setting. Washington ultimately has more avenues to moving the football than New York does entering Week 15.

Giants vs. Commanders Trends To Know:

  • Giants are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games in December.
  • Commanders are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
  • Commanders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Giants are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Washington.

Though Leonard Williams is slated to return to action for New York, and that the G-Men have been great lately in Washington, all signs point to this version of the Commanders getting the job done on home soil. Their rushing offense should gash the Giants on the ground, and open up lanes through the air for Taylor Heinicke downfied. Even without Chase Young, Washington should apply all kinds of pressure to Daniel Jones.

Our Pick
Commanders -4
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