By Skip Charles in Vegas
Sheil Kapadia of The Ringer thinks the Commanders will stub their toe this Sunday:
Commanders at New York Giants (+2.5)
Shout-out to the Giants for the backdoor cover against the Cowboys last week.
That was a true Thanksgiving miracle.
As for the Giants and Commanders, we’ve seen a shift in playoff odds this week. The Giants are more likely to miss the playoffs (-122) than make the playoffs (+100) according to FanDuel. The Commanders, meanwhile, are more likely to make the playoffs (-152) than miss them (+132) after winning their third straight last week.
In a weird scheduling quirk, these two teams play again in Week 15. The Commanders have a bye in between, while the Giants have a matchup with the Eagles.
I don’t see a whole lot separating these two.
Given that the Giants are at home and coming off of extra rest, I’ll go ahead and take the points.
The pick: Giants (+2.5)