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Expert predictions for NFL Week 18 game – The Athletic

Consistency has not been a strong suit of the Washington Football Team this year. Washington has two losing skids of four games and a four-game winning streak. Last week, it lost 20-16 to the Eagles. Washington led 16-7 after scoring on all four of its first-half possessions. But then Philadelphia shut out the Football Team in the second half and intercepted Taylor Heinicke in the end zone late to seal the game. Washington was 1-of-3 in the red zone, part of not having Antonio Gibson available, but still not excusable against Philadelphia’s below-average red zone defense. The Football Team currently holds the ninth overall pick in the upcoming draft. However, they visit the Giants this week, who have lost their last five games by double digits. Washington opened as 6.5-point favorites.

Another week, another Mike Glennon start. Only this time, the city of Chicago was probably thrilled to see its former QB stumble through another NFL start. The Giants finished with -10 passing yards (not a misprint), 151 total yards and four turnovers in a 29-3 loss. New York has lost its past five games by 92 total points. Joe Judge’s team is well beyond the deep end, and it doesn’t look like there’s any way to turn back with Judge and Dave Gettleman in charge. The only silver linings from the beatdown were Saquon Barkley’s first 100-yard game since 2019 and that the Giants can’t draft any worse than No. 6 overall this April.

Odds, Over/Under, Moneyline

All odds from BetMGM. Odds updated at 3 p.m. ET Friday. Click here for live odds.

Betting Trends

  • The Over is 3-8 in Washington games in the last 11 games
  • The WFT is 2-6-1 ATS against a team with a losing record in its last 9 games
  • The Giants are 5-1 ATS against Washington in their last 6 games
  • The Giants are 7-17 ATS as home underdogs in their last 24 games
  • The Giants are 9-21-1 ATS at home in their last 31 games
  • The Over is 2-8-1 in Giants games in their last 11 games
  • The Giants are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games

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