NFL Picks Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants NFL Betting Odds: Two NFC East teams that started strong but finished weak in the 2008 season will try to get back on track when the New York Giants host the Washington Redskins at 4:15 PM ET. The Giants were not the same team once they lost Plaxico Burress midway through last season while the Redskins hit the skids late going 2-6 in the second half of the season.
Both of these high priced teams have Superbowl aspirations but it’s dog eat dog in the NFC East and this will be an early test to gauge which team has the goods. The majority of the NFL Picks action at online sportsbook Bodog.com has been on the home team moving the NFL betting odds from -6 to the New York Giants -6.5 points against the Washington Redskins.
New York Giants Offense vs. Washington Redskins Defense: The key for the Giants in this game will be to get respect in the passing game to keep the Redskins from loading the box to stop All-Pro RB Brandon Jacobs. QB Eli Manning is one of the better signal callers in the NFL, but if Manning is forced to throw too much to a group on green receivers the Giants could have a tough time moving the ball. NY’s excellent O-Line must try to contain disruptive Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth from blowing up plays in their backfield.
The Free NFL Picks experts at online sportsbook Bodog.com have the NFL betting odds on the Redskins vs Giants Total set at 37 points.
Washington Redskins Offense vs. New York Giants Defense: The offense revolves around RB Clinton Portis who was the MVP of the league through the first half of last season. Portis should have an advantage over a Giants run defense that is good but not great. Where the Giants are truly scary is in their pass-rush that has a plethora of dynamic players that can sack the quarterback. Redskins QB Jason Campbel l is an above-average player that has some weapons in the passing game but he might not have enough time to test the Giants secondary.
Intangibles: Giants starting CB Aaron Ross is listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury and he is the Giants best cover man. Giants starting DT Barry Coefield is listed as probable with a knee injury. The Giants have a nice edge on special teams. The favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these teams.