Patriots vs. Redskins Total Prediction
The unbeaten Patriots will travel to Maryland on Sunday when they visit the Redskins at 1:00 p.m. ET. Will the Week 5 matchup produce a win for under bettors or does this game have sneaky shootout potential?
461 New England Patriots (-15) at 462 Washington Redskins (+15); O/U 42.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 6, 2019
FedExField, Landover, Maryland
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Patriots are receiving 74% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
New England Patriots Fantasy Spin
Josh Gordon (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday. It's not uncommon for the Patriots to list everyone as 'limited' throughout the week, but Gordon wasn't a part of that scroll prior to Sunday's game against Buffalo. He'll likely get slapped with a designation then play in Week 5. Gordon should only garner concern if tea leaves start pointing to him truly being limited — as they did with Rex Burkhead last week — against the Redskins.
Washington Redskins Fantasy Spin
Terry McLaurin (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday. McLaurin's outlook was optimistic heading into Sunday but the rookie was ultimately scratched as a precautionary move. He said his injured hamstring has made "a lot of progress" in that time. Even if he's a full go, McLaurin's matchup against the Patriots (with Colt McCoy under center) is a disastrous one. His performance would truly have to be phenomenal to finish as a WR3 in Week 5.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 8-0 in the Patriots’ last eight road games versus a team with a losing home record.
The under is 8-2 in the Redskins’ last 10 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
With the way the Patriots have played defensively, I won’t take the over in their games. That’s not to say that Tom Brady and Co. can’t light up the scoreboard and cash the over themselves, but I just don’t see the Redskins pulling their weight to take the over. The under is 4-1 in the Pats’ last five games overall and is 4-1 in their last five road games. On the other side, the under is 9-1 in the Redskins’ last 10 games played in Week 5 and is 10-4 in their last 14 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing int their previous game.
NFL Week 5 Prediction: Patriots/Redskins UNDER 42.5