New York at Washington- NFL Week 12 Thursday Night Game Preview and Pick
Thursday Night Football on Thanksgiving serves up a classic rivalry in the NFC East between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins in an 8:30 p.m. (ET) start on NBC from FedEx Field.
New York at Washington Game Preview
New York survived a 12-9 grinder in overtime against Kansas City to double it straight-up win total on the year to two against eight losses. It easily covered as a 10-point home underdog to improve to 4-6 against the spread. The total stayed way UNDER BetAnySports’ closing 44.5-point line in that game and it has stayed UNDER in three of the Giants’ last five games. They are 3-2 ATS this season on the road.
While it has been an all-round dismal season for a Giants’ team coming off a postseason run in 2016, they have still been able to remain competitive against most of the teams they have lost to this year. Veteran quarterback Eli Manning did just enough to help his team get past the Chiefs by most importantly taking care of the ball. On the year, he has 14 touchdown passes against six interceptions and four lost fumbles.
The Redskins really shot themselves in the foot on Sunday after blowing a 15-point fourth-quarter lead against New Orleans. The game ended on a field goal in overtime with Washington on the wrong end of a 34-31 loss as a 9.5-point road underdog. It is now 4-6 both SU and ATS this season and basically left to ride out the string as far as its postseason plans in the highly competitive NFC playoff race. The Redskins are 1-4 ATS this season at home.
It would be hard to blame quarterback Kirk Cousins for Sunday’s collapse after throwing for 322 yards and three touchdowns against a stingy Saints’ defense. Washington added another 156 yards on the ground behind rookie Samaje Perine, but it still added up to the team’s fourth SU loss in its last five games. The Redskins’ current injury situation will not help the cause playing on a short week.
New York at Washington Free Game Prediction
This will be the first meeting this season with the Giants winning six of the last eight matchups in this heated NFC East rivalry both SU and ATS. While I would not count on New York winning this Thursday night’s game SU, I do like its chances to cover with BetAnySports’ generous 7.5-point spread.