New York Giants at Washington Commanders - 12/18/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Washington Commanders (7-5-1) vs New York Giants (7-5-1)

Game Info: Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 8:20 pm (FedEx Field)

Betting Odds: Washington Commanders -4.5 -- Over/Under: 40 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Giants and Washington Commanders face off on Sunday in an NFL showdown for Sunday Night Football at FedEx Field. When these two teams faced off on December 4th the game ended in a 20-20 tie. 

The Giants come into this game with a 7-5-1 record overall, and they have gone 9-4-0 against the spread. After a hot start to the season, the Giants have not played well the last month, and now they are in a fight for a playoff spot. In the last game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the offense scored 22 points, but the defense gave up 48 points, which led to the loss. The Giants are averaging 20.5 points, while their defense is giving up 23.1 points per game. The offense and defense are both ranked 20th in the NFL. Running back Saquon Barkley is dealing with a neck injury, but he is probable for this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Washington Commanders, who got out to a slow start to the season, but now have climbed back into the playoff race. Washington comes into this game with a 7-5-1 record, and they have gone 7-5-1 against the spread. The Commanders are coming off a bye with their last game coming against the Giants on the 4th. In that game, Taylor Heinicke completed 27 of his 41 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Washington is averaging 19.46 points per game, while their defense is giving up 19.69 points per game. The offense has been inconsistent, but the defense is ranked 10th in the NFL. 

Washington is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games on grass. The Giants are 1-8 against the spread in their last nine games in December. The under is 4-0 in the Giant's last four games following a bye week. 

The last time these two teams played, the game ended in a tie, and I expect this game is close again. The Giants defense hasn’t been as good as of late, but the Commanders' offense isn’t very good, and I don’t see them running up the score here. Look for a lower scoring game, with the Giants scoring enough to keep it within a field goal. Back the Giants against the spread here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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