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Giants vs. Football Team Week 2 Betting Odds, Picks, and Trends

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The New York Giants and Washington Football Team are both coming off tough Week 1 losses and will try to rebound in the win column Thursday night of Week 2. The Giants will try to get going offensively as they were held to 13 points by the Denver Broncos while Washington has to recalibrate the offense with the uncertainty of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Despite the QB uncertainty, Washington is the home favorite hosting their NFC East rival.

 

 

New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team Week 2 odds 

Date/Time: September 16, 8:20 p.m. ET
Arena: FedEx Field
How to watch: NFL Network
Opening odds: Washington -4.5 | O/U 42.5 (BetMGM)

Latest Giants-Football Team odds 

Looking for the latest odds for this matchup? Here they are, with the best prices from various sportsbooks showing first.

Opening odds – Giants vs. Football Team 

After opening as 1-point favorites for their Week 1 game vs. the Chargers, the Washington Football Team has seen their spread increase to -4.5 when hosting the lowly New York Giants. Nearly 60% of early action is on Washington to win and cover the number after losing by four points vs. the Chargers. 

With neither offense inspiring confidence in Week 1, the total opened at 42.5 with over 65% of early action trending towards the UNDER. 

Quarterback analysis – Daniel Jones vs. Taylor Heinicke 

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones may have looked decent on paper by throwing for 267 yards and rushing for a touchdown, but his turnovers have to be driving the G-Men crazy. He now has 40 turnovers in 28 games and only completed 59.5% of his passes to generate 13 points on the scoreboard. Worth noting that the Giants are 4-0 SU and 3-1 against the spread in four games vs. Washington with Jones as the starter.

As for Washington, Taylor Heinicke filled in admirably when Ryan Fitzpatrick went down with a shoulder injury, but he wasn’t able to generate much offense in the second half vs. the Chargers. Another week of practice with the first team should show what Heinecke is made of and should make him more comfortable throwing to the likes of WR Terry McLaurin and TE Logan Thomas.

Latest Giants betting news & info 

The Giants could end up covering the 4.5-point spread when playing Washington Thursday, but they didn’t inspire much confidence playing on their home field. When you have a running back like Saquon Barkley on your roster and QB Daniel Jones ends up being your leading rusher, that’s a recipe for disaster.

New York did have some bright notes like the play of WR Sterling Shepard, who has seemed to assume the mantle of the No. 1 receiving option for the G-Men. Shepard caught seven balls for 117 yards and a touchdown and can hopefully replicate that effort vs. a stingy Washington defense.

Defensively, the Giants run defense was caught napping when they allowed Broncos RB Melvin Gordon to scamper for a 70-yard touchdown, but outside of that, can’t be too discouraged with New York’s efforts. 

Latest Washington betting news & info 

Although it’s grim with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick expected to miss multiple weeks with a hip injury, there’s still reason for optimism in Washington with Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen holding the fort. It also helps a young quarterback to have a stout defense and a solid running back to pace them. However, the defense needs to step up on third down if they want to win football games. The Chargers diced up Washington through the air and converted 14 of 19 third-down plays while getting 20 first downs via pass. 

That’s why this could be a great spot for the Football Team to rebound because they were stingy for rush defense in Week 1 (90 total rush yards allowed) and are now facing Daniel Jones, who will try to carve up the secondary. It’s a big dropoff in quality from Justin Herbert to Jones, so Washington should have a better chance at getting to the quarterback and causing turnovers.

Giants vs. Football Team betting picks – NFL Week 2 

Although most of the public action is on Washington -4.5, I’m not certain QB Taylor Heinicke should be favored by this many points over any team. If the Giants make him beat them and contain Antonio Gibson and run game, this contest will likely come down to a last-second field goal. I expect the Giants to be semi-competent and lose by a last-second field goal or win the game outright.

Here are our betting picks for Giants vs. Washington in Week 1.

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