Packers vs. Redskins Prediction
After disappointing outcomes for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins last week, who will bounce back when the two meet today in Washington at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 23, 2018
1PM ET – FedEx Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Packers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Redskins. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 45 points. The public betting for this game currently has 55 percent going on Green Bay on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Redskins disappoint vs. Colts
After an impressive road win against the Cardinals in Week 1, the Washington Redskins took a step back last week with a 21-9 loss at home to the Colts. They are now 1-1 on the season with a 1-1 mark against the spread. The Skins are just 1-3 against the spread in their last four.
Washington has been pretty strong defensively, allowing just 13.5 points and 252 yards per game thus far. They have created four turnovers and have three sacks as a unit. Offensively, Washington is putting up 397 yards per game despite averaging just 16.5 points. Quarterback Alex Smith has thrown for 547 yards and two touchdowns through two games while Adrian Peterson is leading the Skins on the ground with 116 yards and a touchdown.
Packers take a tie at home
The Green Bay Packers tied the Minnesota Vikings last week, 29-29 to move to 1-0-1 on the year. Green Bay had the game in hand but a roughing the passer call late allowed the game to go to OT. Green Bay is 1-1 against the spread through two games while hitting the over in both. The Packers are just 1-3 against the spread in their last four contests.
The Packers are putting up 26.5 points and 394.5 yards per game on offense this year. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 567 yards and four touchdowns on the season despite dealing with a sprained left knee. He has spread the ball out well, as four players have over 100 receiving yards. On the ground, Jamaal Williams is the leading rusher with 106 yards. Defensively, Green Bay is giving up 26 points and 401.5 yards per game this year. They are allowing nearly 300 passing yards per game.
NFL Betting Trends
Washington has covered the spread in five of its last six following a loss and in four of their last five after a failed cover.
The Packers are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five conference games, but 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in September.
The Packers seem to be the better team on paper, but this game raises some concerns for me. Rodgers is still limited in his mobility and the Redskins have a defense that can cause some problems for him. I don’t love the Washington offense, but Alex Smith is a good game manager and I think he can pick apart the Green Bay defense. This is just a game that seems like a prime upset for the home underdog. The Pack have yet to go on the road during the regular season and it can be tough to win on the road.
NFL Prediction: Washington Redskins +2.5