One of the best Vegas scores and odds contests this week in football is the clash between Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants.
The current Vegas point spread according to professional gamblers is the New York Giants -3.5 with a total of 44. The total is down a point from the opener and the side down a half-point. Shop around at sportsbooks as juice varies and can be had at -3 and -120 for those who prefer the chalk. Sixty-nine percent of sports bettors prefer the home favorite and 65 percent on the over.
The best sports picks experts use different key handicapping numbers than the square player. Here is a preview of that game from a handicapping standpoint.
In comparing yards per rush on offense, the superiority from a statistical standpoint goes to Washington by .4. Passing yards per completion is another gauge utilized by bettors. The advantage is possessed by the Giants by a significant 1.6. Possibly the most utilized number by professional bettors is yards per point. From the offensive viewpoint the positive checkmark is in the column of New York by 6.5.
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Now go to the key numbers on the defensive side of the ball. The yards per rush guide says the better run defense is the Giants by 1.5. The superior passing yards per completion data on defense give the upper hand to the Skins by 2.2. In terms of yards per point, the better defense is Washington forcing 1.0 more. The turnover edge is in the hands of New York by four.
Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
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Spread trends (all records against the spread): Washington is 8-18 to NFC, 4-10 road, 2-8 after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game. The Giants are 6-1 on Thursdays, but 1-6 after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game. The underdog is 7-2 in the series.
Over/under angles: Washington under 9-3 after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game, under 7-3 after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game. New York under 15-5 after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, under 20-8 after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game. The series has gone under 13-3 in New York.