Giants vs Commanders Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Sunday Night Football (Washington Builds Wild Card Momentum)

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New York Giants vs Washington Commanders prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game.
New York Giants vs Washington Commanders prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game. / AP Photos/John Minchillo
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Giants vs Commanders Week 15 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 15
New York Giants (7-5-1, 3-2 Away) vs. Washington Commanders (7-5-1, 3-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Venue: FedEx Field — Landover, MD
Coverage: NBC

NFC East teams fighting for a Wild Card spot meet head-to-head in Week 15 as the New York Giants visit the Washington Commanders on Sunday Night Football. The Giants enter off a dispiriting 48-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in which they gave up 437.0 yards and a 75.0% red zone scoring mark.

Meanwhile, the Commanders are coming off their bye week after playing the Giants to a 20-20 tie back in Week 13. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin guided the offense in that game with 105 yards and 1 touchdown on 8 receptions. Fifth-year pro Daron Payne led the way on defense with 2.0 sacks.

Giants vs Commanders Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NYG: (+176) | WAS: (-210)
Spread: NYG: +4.5 (-114) | WAS: -4.5 (-106)
Total: 40.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Commanders enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This Sunday night clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 15 slate at 40.5 points.

Giants vs Commanders Prediction & Pick

The NFL flexed this matchup to primetime for a reason. These are two teams that know a win in Week 15 would go a long way in locking up a spot in the playoffs. The crowd at FedEx Field will be rocking, which gives Washington a huge advantage as the Giants' haven't won a road game since Oct. 23.

The Commanders' run of success can be attributed to the defense. It's a unit that is allowing only 5.3 yards per play (No. 11 in NFL) and giving up 19.7 points per game (No. 10 in NFL). In a matchup where both teams take care of the football, forcing punts will be the difference between winning and losing.

The Giants haven't beaten an NFC East opponent since November of 2021, so I'll back the Commanders.

Final Score Prediction: Giants: 21 | Commanders: 24

Giants vs Commanders Betting Trends

- The Giants are 0-6-1 straight up in their last seven games against an NFC East opponent.
- The total has hit the under in eight of the Giants' last 11 Week 15 games.
- Washington is 6-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games.
- The total has hit the under in nine of Washington's last 11 home games.

Giants vs Commanders Best Bet

Backing the under has been a cash cow in games involving either the Giants or Commanders this season. There's a lot to like about the point total going over in this contest, though. 40 points were scored back in Week 13 despite the two sides converting a combined 7 of 27 third-down attempts.

New York and Washington also logged a total of 727 yards of offense, but neither team could finish off promising drives. It was an unfamiliar feeling for the Giants as they score a touchdown on 61.5% of red zone possessions (No. 8 in NFL). Look for each offense to get going the second time around.

Bet: Over 40.5 Points (-110)

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