Last Updated Dec 18, 2022, 8:18 PM

New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders Picks, Predictions, Odds

The 15th Sunday of regular season NFL action will conclude with a highly anticipated NFC East rematch between the New York Giants and Washington Commanders. Coverage begins from FedExField in Landover, Maryland at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.


These squads met in East Rutherford just a few weeks ago, and they were neck-and-neck from start to finish, as Washington and New York went to halftime of their Week 13 matchup tied 13-13. And after 70 minutes of hardfought football, the contest ultimately ended in a 20-20 draw.

New York left that matchup with its heads held high, though, as the tie in the first meeting between these teams is the only halfway decent performance the Giants have posted since mid-November.

Aside from their tie against Washington, the G-Men enter Week 15 following losses in three straight contests, while averaging an identical 20 PPG on the offensive side of the ball in those affairs. 

So, I think it’s safe to assume the Giants’ ceiling maxes out right around the 20-point mark here, especially in a matchup against a Commanders’ defense that’s surrendered 21 points or less in nine straight games.

And because of their defensive dominance, the Commanders enter Week 15 following wins in six of their last eight games, which includes a stunning victory over the Eagles and a puzzling tie against this Giants squad, all wrapped into one big confusing bundle.

Ron Rivera’s offense has been a bit more consistent recently, but essentially, Washington has been spinning its wheels since passing the torch from Carson Wentz to Taylor Heinicke back in Week 7.

The Commanders have now scored 20 points or less in four of their last six games. But when your defense is surrendering less than 19.5 PPG on the other side of the script, lackluster offensive production is often overlooked.

The Giants and Commanders both pieced together a few good drives early in their previous meeting. However, in the final 30 minutes of regulation, they tallied just seven points apiece, and they remained stuck in gridlock for the entire overtime period. 

So, I’ll take the under here, as I’m expecting this Sunday's event to unfold similarly to the latter half of these squads’ previous affair. As opposed to both of these ailing offenses racking up 13 points in the first half like they did last time.

Score Prediction: Commanders 20, Giants 16
Best Bet: Under 40.5 (-110)


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Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Matchup: NFC East
Venue: FedExField
Location: Landover, Maryland
Time-TV: NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET


The Giants posted an absolutely stunning first half of the season, as Daniel Jones and co. stormed out to a red-hot 6-1 start to the year, despite averaging just 21.4 PPG on the offensive side of the ball across their opening stretch.

However, the Giants have faced a solid group of offenses recently, and their defense has failed to answer the bell, highlighted by the G-Men surrendering an average of 31.8 PPG across their last four games, in turn, resulting in four straight winless outings against the Cowboys, Lions, Eagles, and Commanders.

Teams with high-powered offenses can get away with mediocre defensive play from time-to-time. However, every point stings when your offense falls short of 21 points most weeks.

Fortunately, though, the Commanders have also scored 20 points or less in seven of their last ten games, and they’re averaging just 20.7 PPG across their last three. So, this is one of those few instances where 20 points might actually be enough to escape with a victory.

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Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last eight matchups against the Giants. (Getty)


The Commanders play a very similar brand of football to the G-Men. However, the difference is, Washington has actually played well enough on the defensive side of the ball to support their ailing offense recently, while the Giants have not.

The Commanders have now won six of their last eight games, which is certainly no thanks to an offense that scored 20 points or less five of those contests. But life is pretty easy on the offensive side of the ball when you can hold your opponent to 21 points or less in nine straight contests.

So, inevitably, I think we’ll see the Commanders Train keep rolling here. But there’s no guarantee Heinicke and co. will be able to scrounge together 20+ points in Sunday night's contest.


  • The Giants are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • The Giants are 1-4-1 SU in their last six games.
  • The Commanders are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games.
  • The Commanders are 6-1-1 SU in their last eight games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of Washington's last 11 home games.
  • The Giants are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against Washington.
  • The Giants are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.
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