Redskins-Giants Line Shrinking After ‘Skins Opened As 6-Point Favorites


September 25, 2014

Kirk CousinsThe Washington Redskins host the New York Giants on “Thursday Night Football” this week, with the game kicking off at 8:30pm ET. Washington opened as a 6-point favorite but that line has quickly come down to 3.5 points or 4 points at sportsbooks monitored by

Washington is 5-5 against the spread in its last ten home games, while New York is 4-6 ATS in its last 10 road games. The most interesting gambling stat might be this: Washington is 5-4-1 ATS in its last ten games against New York, but 3-7 SU in those games.

The total for the game is sitting at 46 points. According to the OddsShark NFL Database, the last five games between these two teams has seen the point total go under for bettors.

Washington’s injury report features several questionable players. DeSean Jackson is listed as questionable after getting in limited practice throughout the week. Jackson is a game-time decision, but he did play through his shoulder injury last week. The ‘Skins also will start rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland in place of DeAngelo Hall, who was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles. Finally, Washington is likely going to be without starting left guard Shawn Lauvao due to swelling in his right knee.

The Giants’ injury situation has not changed much from last week, with Jon Beason expected to sit out again, and Odell Beckham at least a week away from his debut. Running back Rashad Jennings had a career-high 34 carries in Week 3. While he is not on the injury report, the Giants might ease back his workload in a short week.

The New England Patriots face the Kansas City Chiefs on “Monday Night Football.” The Patriots had climbed to as high as 4-point favorites, but sportsbooks monitored by have come back down to 3 points or 3.5 points. It appears more money is coming in on the Chiefs for now.

The Monday game means we will not see a practice report until Thursday afternoon. Shane Vereen was questionable in Week 3, but was able to play.

The biggest question the Patriots face on the defensive side heading into this game is whether Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles will play. Charles injured his ankle in Week 2. He got in two days of practice for Week 3, but was deactivated on game day. However, Charles practiced Thursday, and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said the running back would play Monday.

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