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NFL Betting Match-Up: Washington Redskins vs. NY Giants

The 2008 NFL betting season begins on Thursday night when the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants play host to the Washington Redskins.

NFL betting fans will get their first chance to sink their teeth into all of the football betting action. Kickoff from the Meadowlands is set for 7:00 PM, and sports bettors can view the game nationally on NBC. HC Jim Zorn has taken the reigns over from Joe Gibbs, who led the Skins to the playoffs last season.

Washington was a fairly average team in terms of beating the football odds in ’07, as NFL betting fans went 7-7-2 when they backed the Redskins. At the start of last season, games away from FedEx Field treated them poorly.

Washington opened the season 1-2-1 ATS on the road, but did close out the regular season by covering three of their final four road games, which included a 22-10 defeat of New York as six-point underdogs in Giants Stadium.

The Redskins ranked in the top half of just about every defensive category last season, and hope the addition of DE Jason Taylor will take them to the next level.

The Giants shocked the world in the Super Bowl last season when they took on the perfect New England Patriots. New York closed as a 12.5-point underdog on the NFL betting line, but football betting followers rejoiced when they knocked off the Pats 17-14 to win the championship.

Football bettors that backed the G-Men had success throughout the 2007-08 season. After opening up with two dismal ATS defeats, New York went on a stretch where they covered 14 of 18 games, including a perfect 4-0 in the post-season.

The story may be a bit different this year, as the pass rushing duo of Michael Strahan (retirement) and Osi Umenyiora (injury) will not play for the Giants in 2008. currently has the host Giants (-3) -125 and a ‘total’ of 41 in this clash of NFC East teams. We offer NFL betting lines on this and all of the football games your heart desires.

It’s your first chance to place football wagers on games that count in ’08, so before you tune in to NBC Thursday night, be sure to open an account and get your bets down!