Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants odds: Monday Night Football pick

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Washington has covered four straight against the Giants and dominated division foes against the spread. So are they a good bet on the Monday Nighter as a small home underdog?

The Washington Redskins will be looking for their third straight win when they host the New York Giants at FedExField this Monday night.

They will also be looking for their fifth straight cover against the Giants as they come in riding a 4-0 ATS run and oddsmakers are giving them plenty of respect. The line opened at -1.5 for the Giants and remained at -2 at most sportsbooks as of midweek (although one had already moved the Redskins to +3).

With back-to-back wins both SU and ATS, Washington has brought its season record to 5-6 SU and 6-5 ATS. While still a long shot to make the playoffs, Robert Griffin III's sensational play has kept the Redskins alive to this point in the season. Their 9-2 ATS record in the past 11 games within the NFC East make them a credible threat here.

Griffin III and fellow rookie Alfred Morris have teamed up to lead a Redskins rushing attack that ranks second in the NFL with 162.9 rushing yards per game.

The New York Giants entered their bye week with back-to-back losses to Pittsburgh and Cincinnati both SU and ATS, and many wondered if they were in the midst of another midseason slide like the one they suffered last year.

But with a dominant 38-10 win over the Green Bay Packers last Sunday, the defending champions are once again looking like one of the teams to beat in the NFC. New York took a 31-10 lead into the half in that one. The Giants are 7-4 SU and 5-6 ATS this season.

The total has gone UNDER in five of New York's last six games, four of Washington's last five games and four of the last five games between the Redskins and the Giants. Washington holds a 4-0 ATS edge over the Giants in its last four meetings, but has split the series 2-2 SU over those four games.

New York is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road overall and 5-1 SU in its last six road games against Washington. New York beat Washington in the only meeting between the two teams this season 27-23, but failed to cover as a 6.5-point favorite.

This should be a close game between two talented teams, but if last week's crushing of Green Bay was any indication, the Giants appear to be rounding into playoff mode just in time for another deep postseason run, and are too dangerous to pick against in primetime.

Monday Night Football Pick: New York -2.5 (courtesy of PickShark.com)

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