Commanders vs. Giants Prediction and Odds for NFL Week 13 (Heinicke is Going to Need a Bigger Shoe Closet)

Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4)
Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Taylor Heinicke better get another contract from the Commanders if he keeps winning. Not because he’s their franchise guy, but because he’s going to go broke buying shoes. Heinicke buys a new pair of Jordan’s for every win, in the color of the team that he beat, so he’ll be rocking a classic red and black pair after his Washington Commanders beat Atlanta 19-13 on Sunday.

Washington is now 7-5 and in the playoff picture. They’ve won six of their last seven games. 

A run like that is similar to how the New York Giants started the season, but two straight losses have the Giants at 7-4 and fading fast. They’ll need a bounce back against one of the hottest teams in the NFL. 

Commanders vs. Giants Odds, Spread and Total

New York and Washington Betting Trends

  • New York is 8-3 ATS
  • Washington is 7-4-1 ATS
  • The Under is 7-3-1 in New York’s games
  • The Under is 8-4 in Washington’s games
  • Washington is 6-0-1 in their last seven games

Commanders vs. Giants Prediction and Pick

Heinicke wasn’t amazing against the Falcons, but he did enough to win and that has been the story of his career. He went 14-for-23 for 138 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. It wasn’t pretty, but it was complimentary football because the Washington defense has been playing really well lately. They are allowing 15.4 points a game over their last seven games. Their only loss in that stretch came to the 9-2 Minnesota Vikings. 

Brian Robinson was also excellent in the win over Atlanta. He had 105 yards on 18 carries and added two catches for 20 yards and a touchdown. The Giants defense is allowing 5.2 yards per carry this season, the second worst in football and they might have a home field disadvantage because they are giving up 157.2 rush yards a game at home. 

New York already did not have any offensive weapons and now they’re banged up at receiver with injuries to Wandale Robinson and Daniel Bellinger at tight end they are even thinner. They have to be hoping that they can get Evan Neal back on the field after allowing three sacks against Dallas on Thanksgiving. 

The Giants have a rest advantage, but that might be the only advantage they’ve got. 

Pick: Commanders -1.5 (-110)

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