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NFL Week 15: Giants vs. Commanders Odds and Best Bets

Giants vs. Commanders Odds and Best Bets

GIANTS VS. COMMANDERS ODDS AND BEST BETS - The New York Giants (7-5-1) will face division foe, Washington Commanders (7-5-1), in a rematch that ended in a 20-20 tie two weeks. The Giants try to get right after a blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, while the Commanders come into the game well rested after their bye week.

I'm 5-1 ATS today and hoping to stay hot here with another sure thing.

Consider some trends, sickos:

  • Giants are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
  • Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
  • Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Commanders are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
  • Commanders are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
  • Commanders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Over is 3-0-1 in Giants last 4 vs. NFC.
  • Under is 5-0 in Commanders last 5 games following a ATS loss.


When: Sunday 8:20 pm, December 18th, 2022

Where: FedEx Field, Landover, MD

How to Watch: NBC

Public Bets: Giants, 55%

Public Money: Giant, 75%

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of December 18, 2022

The Odds



















Jack's Pick

The Giants opened this line as +3.5 underdogs and the spread has since moved to +4.5.

This may have more to do with the Giants than the Commanders. New York failed to stay competitive last week against the Eagles and the general consensus among handicappers is that the team with all the luck has been coming up empty lately.

Speaking of luck, Action Network's luck rankings list the Giants as fourth behind Eagles, Vikings, and Cowboys. The luck rankings attempt to weigh a team's on-field performance and win probability against their actual wins. Sometimes the luck rankings express a team's ability to over perform due to talent (Eagles), while in other instances it captures a team's ability to win one score games (Vikings).

The Giants have continued to get lucky in their wins this year, so it's a good idea to fade them.

The Metrics

The advanced analytics bear this out as well. The Commanders have fielded one of the top defensive units in the league this year.

Per Football Outsiders, Washington ranks 9th in total defensive DVOA. They rank rank 4th in DVOA for rushing defense and 14th in DVOA for passing defense. They have the 3rd lowest variance of their defense's efficiency, which means that the defense is predictably good every week.

The production for the run defense comes primarily from Washington's star safety, Kamren Curl. Per PFF, Curl grades out as the 14th most effective defender against the run (85.8). The Commanders also get help from edge rusher, Montez Sweat, who ranks 36th in run defense (81.3). PFF also respects the Washington secondary, which ranks 7th among all teams and grades out at a respectable 78.8.

The Giants will attempt to run their offense through Saquon Barkley, who has seen his usage diminish during the second half of the season. Barkley is currently 28th in DYAR, 29th in DVOA, and 30th in VOA. He is 6th in EYds, which tells you that when the Giants do use Barkley, he outperforms his expected yards.

Even though Taylor Heinecke has proven to be successful against the spread, the Commanders have struggled on offense all season. This would usually give me pause, but the Giants defense hasn't produced stops consistently enough for me to trust them. The Giants rank 29th in total defensive DVOA and 31st in DVOA for rushing defense.

The Commanders should be able to move the ball against a floundering Giants defense. I expect Kamren Curl and this Commanders defense to step up against Barkley and create enough pressure on Daniel Jones to create key stops.

I have this line set at Commanders -5.5 and so am happy to take them at -4.5.

Jack's Pick

Commanders -4.5

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