The Washington Football Team heads into a must-win matchup against the division-rival New York Giants on Thursday night.
If you’re wondering how a Week 2 game can be considered a must-win, Washington will travel to Buffalo next weekend. After that, they’ll play the Falcons, followed by a brutal three-game stretch vs the Saints, Chiefs and Packers.
Given how the Eagles and Cowboys looked in the opening week, the Football Team can’t afford to lose any ground in the NFC East.
Anyway, enough negativity. You know what could make a projected low-scoring affair more interesting? Throwing some action on the game.
You know where we’re going with this, Washington ones, With NFL betting more prevalent than ever, let’s delve into some intriguing prop bets fans should make before Thursday night’s showdown.
All odds listed come courtesy of WynnBet.
Washington Football Team: 3 best prop bets for Thursday night
3. First quarter spread: Washington -0.5 (+120)
That’s right, folks. You can bet the Football Team to have just a one-point lead at the end of the first quarter at +120 odds (bet $100 to win $100).
For starters, Washington is playing at home. The FedEx Field faithful should be electric given the hated (and pedestrian) Giants are coming to town. Ron Rivera will have his squad ready to play, the players will be itching to rebound from Week 1 and starting QB Taylor Heinicke just brings a different kind of energy.
Maybe we’re being naive, but Washington almost beat the Chargers — who are clearly a better team than the Giants — on Sunday despite losing their quarterback, countless costly penalties, a killer fumble, conservative coaching, and allowing Los Angeles to convert 14-of-19 (73.6%) of their third down attempts.
We’re not saying Washington will put forth a flawless performance vs the Giants, but surely they won’t have countless things go against them for a second straight week. Even if the Football Team doesn’t get off to a blazing start on Thursday, we fully expect them to at least hold a one-point advantage after the first quarter.