- In five of the Washington Commanders’ last six games the total went under
- New York Giants have covered the spread in four of their last five games away
The Washington Commanders (7-5-1) welcome the New York Giants (7-5-1) over to the FedEx Field on Monday for a Week 15 matchup. The two squads boast identical records ahead of their second meeting in just two weeks, having each bagged seven wins, five defeats, and a tie in 13 games. As the regular season enters its final weeks, the Washington Commanders and the New York Giants are both set for the playoffs and will look to extend their grip on a postseason berth by winning the latest matchup of this series.
Washington Commanders Form
The Washington Commanders are 7-5-1 for the season and their latest match against the New York Giants ended in a rare 20-20 tie, leaving them 6-3 across their past 10 games and 2-3 in the last five at home.
The Washington Commanders offense seems to have kicked things up a notch lately. Despite posting only 19.5 points for the season, the offensive unit has put 22.2 points on board in the last five matches alone. Surrendering 19.7 points per game leaves the Washington Commanders’ defense around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league’s defensive units.
In 2021, the Washington Commanders came home in third place in the NFC East standings after going 7-10 across all games. The hosts naturally hope to go even better this season. However, like every other team in the NFL, sealing a spot in the playoff during this regular season is the first and foremost priority for now.
New York Giants Form
The New York Giants head to the FedEx Field on the back of a 22-48 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles last week, leaving them 5-4 in their past ten games and 3-2 in the last seven on the road.
The offense has performed to its usual standards of late, putting up 20.8 points in the last five matches, which is on par with the 20.5 points average the New York Giants have achieved for this season. A below-average defense isn’t what any traveling team wants to hear, but that’s how it is for the New York Giants. The visitors have given up 23.1 points per game this year, including 28.6 points in the last five games.
2021 was a year of doom and gloom for the New York Giants. A 4-13 record left the away team fourth in the NFC East and out of the playoffs. However, they entered this season billed as an early postseason threat, and judging by their 7-5 start this time around, they’re on target to do just that.
Washington Commanders vs New York Giants H2H
Not even overtime could separate the Washington Commanders and New York Giants last time out. The two teams settled for a rare 20-20 tie in 4 December 2022 at the MetLife Stadium. It caused the two-way moneyline bets to be pushed, meaning all bettors in this market were refunded with no winnings. The total has gone under 40.0 points in 14 of the last 25 meetings between the Washington Commanders and New York Giants.
The Washington Commanders tallied 18.28 points on average per game from their 25 most recent head-to-head games against the New York Giants. The latter managed an average of 22.6 points in comparison.
Heading into Week 15 of the regular season, the Washington Commanders occupy third in the NFC East standings. They are 7-5-1 this season and 3-3 at home, while the New York Giants sit fourth in the NFC East and have gone 3-2 on the road and 7-5-1 overall.
Take the Washington Commanders (-220) to win outright on the moneyline for the upcoming match at the FedEx Field. They look the better pick of the two sides, having gone 3-1-1 in the last five matches. The Washington Commanders are favored at -220 moneyline odds while the New York Giants are +180 underdogs on the Moneyline in this matchup. Washington Commanders are as high as -4.5 on the point spread at -110 odds.
Against the Spread
The oddsmakers are siding with the Washington Commanders on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as the 4.5-point favorites over the New York Giants for Monday’s showdown. It’s been a close call between the Washington Commanders and the New York Giants in their last five games, with the average winning margin being just 4.0 points.
The Washington Commanders struggled to make home-field advantage count against the New York Giants in their past five matchups, losing three times at the FedEx Field by an average losing margin of 11.0 points. The hosts are also 4-2 ATS in the past seven games at home and 6-3 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The New York Giants, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last five games on the road recently. The visitors are 5-2 ATS from their seven most recent road trips, as well as 7-3 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The average total from the previous 25 matchups between the Washington Commanders and the New York Giants was 40.88 points.
The total for this Week 15 matchup at the FedEx Field is 40.0 points, which is under the 42-point average seen in their last five meetings between the Washington Commanders and New York Giants – but not by much either way.
The total line has gone under in each of the three most recent matches the Washington Commanders have played out. Games at the FedEx Field don’t always seem to produce the expected number of points, as the total has gone under in six of the past ten matchups home matches for the Washington Commanders.
On average, the New York Giants have seen 45.2 points go on board during their past ten matches and 43.6 points in their last five contests on the road. The total has also gone under in eight of the away team’s last 11 games in Week 15.