NFL Betting Guide for Giants-Redskins' NFC East Battle

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2:45 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014 2:45 PM UTC

Will the Giants carry over their new-found momentum from their first win of the season? Or will the Redskins get the job done at home on Thursday Night Football? We've got you covered with an NFL betting odds report for Week 4.

Already we've seen quite a bit of movement in the NFL odds.

There was a time the Redskins were favored by as many as 5.5 points, but that number can now be found at 3.5 at a lot of the top online sportsbooks.

For now, the O/U is at 45 points at 5Dimes, and we wouldn't be surprised to see that total grow leading up to kickoff. These two offenses can move the ball up and down the field quickly when in a groove.

Washington Redskins in 2014-15 Regular Season: 1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS, +5.7 margin of victory

Injury Watch: Alfred Morris (probable), DeSean Jackson (questionable), Jordan Reed (questionable), Brian Orakpo (questionable), Jason Hatcher (questionable), Chris Baker (questionable)

New York Giants in 2014-15 Regular Season: 1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS, -6.3 margin of victory

Injury Watch: Odell Beckham (questionable), Jon Beason (questionable), Devon Kennard (questionable), Jayron Hosley (out)

The Redskins have been hit or miss to start the season, but injuries certainly haven't helped them find consistency.

Week 1 saw Washington lose 17-6 in Houston, but the team responded nicely in a 41-10 home thumping of Jacksonville the following week. However, the Redskins fell short in Week 3, losing 37-34 on the road in Philadelphia as four-point NFL betting underdogs.

In his first start of the season, Kirk Cousins performed admirably, throwing for 427 yards and three touchdowns. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson combined or 255 yards and two scores in the loss, with Alfred Morris mustering up only 77 yards on 23 carries.

The defensive effort was lacking against the Eagles potent offense, so Washington will need to be better this coming week against Eli Manning and the Giants.

New York picked up its first win of the season last weekend, beating the previously undefeated Texans 30-17.

There was a big line shift before kickoff, with news that Arian Foster (hamstring) was set to be unavailable. The odds moved in the Giants favor, and those who paid attention saw a great return in their investment, as New York showed up and brushed Houston to the side at home.

Eli Manning was 21-of-28 or 234 yards and two touchdowns, as Victor Cruz (107 yards) and Daniel Fells found the end zone. The day belonged to Rashad Jennings though, with the running back tearing Houston up for 176 rushing yards and a score in what was easily his finest performance of the season thus far. Will he be able to gash the Redskins in Week 4?


Suarez Says:
Manning and the Giants looked much improved last week, but they've been inconsistent as ever, making it mighty tough to put our trust in them this Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Redskins fell short last Sunday, but not before pushing Philadelphia to the brink. Cousins looked great, albeit against a shaky defense, and we've really liked what we've seen out of him when he's been entrusted with the starting role.

Looking at the numbers, Washington has actually been performing well in a number of phases. They're #3 in passing offense, #9 in rushing offense, #10 in stopping the pass and #3 in stopping the run. In comparison, the Giants are #22 in passing offense, #18 in rushing offense, #22 in stopping the pass and #14 in stopping the run. We're leaning heavily on the Redskins with our NFL picks in Week 4.

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