Skins at Panthers Pick

Two teams that have struggled in the early going will meet at Bank of America Stadium when the Carolina Panthers host the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Bet NFL Week 5

The Redskins struggled, but they improved to 2-2 with a 16-13 win over the Buccaneers in Week 4. Jason Campbell threw a pair of touchdown passes in the third quarter, although Washington failed to cover as 9-point favorites.

The Panthers had a bye last week, but fell to 0-3 with a 21-7 loss to the Cowboys in Week 3. Jake Delhomme went 22 of 33 for 220 yards and a touchdown, but he also finished with two interceptions.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Panthers 3.5-point favorites over the Redskins on Sunday. The over/under total for this game has been set at 37.5.

Both of these teams are bad in their own special way. Washington can often move the ball throughout games, but thanks to Jim Zorn and his conservative playcalling, the Redskins usually fail to produce touchdowns when they get inside the red zone.

The Panthers still have a decent ground game, but Delhomme does an excellent job of ruining momentum by often taking sacks or throwing interceptions. The defense has also had issues stopping the pass.

Although they shouldn’t instill a lot of confidence in bettors, Carolina should win their first game in 2009 this week. Washington needed two touchdowns in the third quarter to beat a bad Tampa team at home last week and the Panthers have had an extra week to prepare.

We like the Panthers to cover in a boring, low-scoring affair.

Our NFL Week 5 Free Pick for this matchup is: CAROLINA PANTHERS –3.5 and UNDER 37.5.

Redskins at Panthers Current Odds

405 Washington Redskins +3.5 Over 37.5

406 Carolina Panthers –3.5 Under 37.5

NFL Week 5 Betting Trends

Washington is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

NFL Week 5 Injury Report

Washington Redskins

Hunter Smith, P, Out Week 5 (left groin)

Anthony Montgomery, DT, Doubtful Week 5 (knee)

Cornelius Griffin  DT            Questionable Week 5 (elbow)

Chris Samuels, T, Probable Week 5 (knee)

Carolina Panthers

Mike Goodson, RB, Out Week 5 (concussion)

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Questionable Week 5 (achilles)

Everette Brown, DE, Probable Week 5 (ankle)

Na'il Diggs, LB, Probable Week 5 (rib)

Tony Fiammetta, RB, Probable Week 5 (ankle)

Chris Harris, S, Probable Week 5 (knee)

Bet NFL Week 5

Posted: 10/11/09 8:05AM ET

Recent NFL Discussions

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Texans vs. Colts Pick The Colts racked up plenty of points in their previous game but is the under the best play when they host the Texans this Sunday?
Thumbnail Bengals vs. Browns Pick Can the Cleveland Browns find a way to compete with the Cincinnati Bengals when the two meet up this Sunday?
Thumbnail Steelers vs. Bills Prediction Will this Sunday's AFC matchup between the Steelers and Bills turn into a high-scoring affair at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Panthers Pick Will the Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers have a shootout when the two meet up on Sunday at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Raiders vs. Chiefs Pick Is the under a good bet to cash on Thursday night when the Chiefs host the Raiders at 8:25PM ET?

NFL Headlines

NFL Team Pages