NFL Picks Against the Spread Week 8
Written by Brandon Lewis on October 25, 2018
In an NFC East showdown from Metlife Stadium, the 4-2 Redskins will look to their lead in the division when they face off against the 1-6 New York Giants. On paper, the Redskins should win this game going away, but there is a reason why every game is played. Last Monday night, the Giants played competitively against a Falcons team that many thought would just blow them out. Even though the Giants have a lot of drama in the locker room and have begun to trade away valuable pieces in order to rebuild, I do not think the Giants want to get embarrassed again at home like they did the last time they played in New York. They are also 0-2 in their division with two bad losses against the Cowboys and Eagles, so I think the Giants respond well against a Redskins team that has not quite taken off yet. Plus, the Giants always play the Redskins well no matter either team’s record.
The Saints return to the place that robbed them of a potential super bowl birth last season: Minnesota. Of course, last season in the divisional round of the playoffs was the last time these two teams faced off and when the “Minneapolis Miracle” happened. I am going to bet that the Saints have not forgotten how bad they felt on that cold January day, and they are going to want their revenge in primetime. This is a battle that should come down to the wire, and I think this time Drew Brees delivers the Saints home a win.