Last Thursday night’s game was a real snack. The Dallas Cowboys and defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers put on a show and exuberantly greeted us for the 2021 NFL season. Thursday’s game might not be that sensational, but let’s face it, we don’t care. It’s football!
Now, let’s watch this week’s game and find some easy ways to bet.
New York Giants vs. Washington Football Team
- Moneyline: New York (+150) | Washington (-175)
- Spread: New York +3.5 (-120) | Washington -3.5 (+105)
- Total: 40.5- Over: (-110) | Less (-105)
- Game Info: September 16, 2021, 8:20 p.m. ET | NFL Network
SI Sportsbook expects this to be a low scoring affair with a play total of just 40.5. Last week, the Giants had just 13 points against a good Denver defense while the football team had just 16 against a good Chargers defense. I agree that the total points will be low, and I am taking the under 4.5 total touchdowns scored at -133.
Daniel Jones is 4-0 in his career against Washington, but he’s also 0-6 in prime time games. I can’t see Daniel Jones doing that against a Washington defense that will inevitably break that O-line. Saquon Barkley was limited to just 13 touches last week, with just 26 rushing yards and one catch on three targets. He’s still recovering from an injury and will be on short rest against a solid defense from Washington. On the other side, Taylor Heinicke is a more than competent replacement for Ryan Fitzpatrick, and I see the football team covering the gap.
I bet the touchdowns will be less than 4.5, but let’s bet on all four! All odds are taken from the SI Sportsbook.
Antonio Gibson Anytime TD (-125)
Gibson is set to crush this week against a Giants run defense that saw Melvin Gordon put a 70-yard run and score last Sunday while allowing Gordon 9.2 yards per catch. Gibson saw a lot of work with 23 touches against a good running defense for the Chargers while catching three of his five targets last Sunday. He was limited to training today, but I don’t see the shoulder injury preventing him from competing on Thursday night. A Gibson touchdown at any time at -125 looks like a lock.
Terry McLaurin anytime TD (+165)
McLaurin was 4/4 last week averaging 15 yards per reception. We haven’t seen much of Heinecke and McLaurin together, but there’s no denying McLaurin’s elite skills, and he’s the only Washington wide receiver I feel comfortable betting on.
Logan Thomas anytime TD (+175)
I really like Thomas there. Last year in this system, Thomas was targeted 17 times in the red zone. He caught 15 of those targets for a catch rate of 88%. Thomas played 55 offensive snaps on Sunday, went 3/3 for thirty yards and scored a touchdown. He lined up with the wide receiver for 32 of those shots, which was tied for fourth among tight ends. Meanwhile, the Giants gave Noah Fant six catches and 62 yards and gave the tight end position the seventh most points on Sunday. I love playing talented tight ends with inexperienced quarterbacks in the touchdown lotto, and I’m betting on Thomas tonight.
Daniel Jones anytime TD (+450)
Why not? It’s on top of the money! Did you know Daniel Jones had the seventh most QB rushing yards last year? He ran more yards than Josh Allen (he probably tripped more as well, but I’m getting off topic …). After not offending much, Jones did run one last Sunday against a tired Denver defense at the end of the competition. What does that mean he can’t do it again? Of course, the football team is a harder defense to crush, but no risk, no cookie. Why not sprinkle a few dollars on a TD at +450?
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