Lions vs. Redskins Total Prediction
A pair of teams that won’t be playing for a playoff berth will meet in Washington on Sunday when the Redskins host the Lions at 1:00 p.m. ET. With the total now sitting at 40.5 after opening at 41.5, where is the value for bettors?
265 Detroit Lions (-3.5) at 266 Washington Redskins (+3.5); O/U 40.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 22
FedExField, Landover, Maryland
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Lions are receiving 76% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Detroit Lions Fantasy Spin
Matthew Stafford (back) is out for Week 12 against the Redskins. It will be Stafford's third straight absence following a streak of 136 consecutive starts. The Lions have no plans to shut Stafford down, though the veteran hasn't made much progress since being diagnosed with back fractures earlier this month. Jeff Driskel will get the nod in Washington, where he'll be a viable streaming option against the Redskins' bottom-rung secondary.
Washington Redskins Fantasy Spin
Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan said he expects Adrian Peterson (toe) to play Week 12 against the Lions. Peterson sat out Wednesday and Thursday's practices with a toe injury, though it shouldn't keep him out against Detroit. The bigger obstacle for Peterson is Derrius Guice, who out-snapped AD in his return from a torn meniscus last week. With Chris Thompson (toe) also due back for the Redskins, Peterson's role in Washington's backfield should continue to shrink. Fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere for their running back needs.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 4-0 in the Lions’ last four road games versus an opponent with a losing home record.
The under is 8-2 in the Redskins’ last 10 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
The under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Landover. The under is also 10-3 in the Redskins’ last 13 games versus an opponent with a losing record, is 12-4 in their last 16 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and is 6-1 in their last seven games overall. On the other side, the under has cashed in nine of the Lions’ last 12 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
NFL Week 12 Prediction: Lions/Redskins UNDER 40.5