Packers vs. Redskins Odds
Can the Washington Redskins keep their winning ways going or will the Green Bay Packers snap out of their funk when the two meet up tonight at 8:30PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Redskins are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Packers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49 points. Green Bay has won six of the last seven meetings with the Redskins, going 7-1-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings as well. These two have hit the over in two straight.
Green Bay is struggling right now, losing three straight to fall to 4-5 on the season. The Packers are also 4-4-1 against the spread and 5-4 with the over this year. Many are pointing the finger at the Packers’ offense and Aaron Rodgers for the struggles, but the defense has been very poor in recent weeks as well, giving up a total of 111 points in this 3-game losing streak. On the season, the Packers are allowing 26 points and 355.7 yards per game, including 271 passing yards per contest. They are hoping that improves with Clay Matthews set to return to action today after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury. While the offense hasn’t been outstanding, it still averages 24.8 points and 371.1 yards per game. Rodgers has thrown for 2,410 yards and 22 touchdowns with 7 interceptions, but he hasn’t had much of a run game. He is the second-leading rusher with 226 yards. James Starks returned from injury last week and the team claimed Christine Michael off waivers this week in hopes of helping re-tool the backfield.
The Redskins are coming off a 26-20 win over the Vikings last week to move to 5-3-1 on the year, 6-3 against the spread and 7-2 with the over. The Redskins are very much in the playoff mix in a very deep NFC East. Washington has been led by its dynamic offense that is producing 418.6 yards per game. However, the unit is only producing 23.6 points per contest. Kirk Cousins has thrown for 2,716 yards and 14 touchdowns this season with seven interceptions, but he also is working with a struggling run game. Matt Jones is the leading rusher with 460 yards, but had some fumble issues earlier in the year and now has a knee injury. Defensively, Washington is giving up 23.2 points and 383.1 yards per game. They give up 267.9 passing yards per game, but do have 25 sacks as a unit. Trent Murphy and Ryan Kerrigan are leading the defense with seven sacks each in 2016.