Thursday Night Football: Redskins vs. Giants Week 3 NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3:08 PM GMT

Washington's win over Rams might have been the surprise of Week 2 betting, while the Giants gave away another game in the 4th. quarter. The Giants can't afford to go 0-3 on Thursday night.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open:
-4 -105 at Pinnacle
This NFL odds opened at -4 for the Giants and unless there are any major injuries, it probably won't move that much. This is a division game with a lot on the line for both teams, more so for the Giants, who became the first team in NFL history to blow 10-point leads in the fourth quarter of their first two games. That isn't something you would like to be in the record books for, but the Giants can take solace in the fact that they started 0-2 in 2007 and went on to win the Super Bowl. Their Week 3 opponent that year? Washington, who the Giants beat 24-17 on the road. Look for the public to be on Washington a little bit here, though, given what happened last week.

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Injuries
DeSean Jackson will be one to watch as he recovers from a hamstring injury, and playing on a short week, the Redskins probably won't risk him. Jordan Reed was dealing with a quadriceps injury, but still caught six passes for 82 yards against the Rams.

The Giants have a few injury concerns as offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (ankle) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (concussion) had to leave the Atlanta game, so you should keep an eye on their status. There is still no word on when Victor Cruz is returning from a calf injury, which would take a lot of pressure off Odell Beckham Jr. OBJ still went off against the Falcons, catching seven balls for 146 yards and a score.

 

Trends
The Redskins have failed to cover the spread in 11 of their last 15 games, and they have a similar record on the road, going 4-10 in their last 14 ATS away from home. The Giants are 4-2 ATS in their last six overall, but just 2-4 ATS in their last six at home, which includes a 1-5 SU mark in those games.

The Giants have won seven of their last 10 SU against Washington overall, splitting those games ATS as well. In New York (technically, New Jersey), the Giants are an excellent 8-2 SU in their last 10 against Washington, going 6-3-1 ATS. Nine of those 10 have come in under the posted total, which opened at 45 on Sunday night and was at 44 by Monday.

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