Redskins vs. Chargers Total Pick
Will Sunday’s matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Chargers turn into a shootout when the two teams meet at 4:05 p.m. ET?
Matchup: Redskins (5-7) at Chargers (6-6)
TV: FOX, 4:05 p.m. ET
Line: Chargers -6
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 46.5 points after hitting the board at 45. As for the point spread, the Chargers are 6-point home favorites to beat the Redskins, who opened as 6.5-point underdogs.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, the Chargers are receiving 56% of the betting tickets for this matchup but the Redskins are receiving 54% of the money. That’s an indication that Los Angeles is a public team while Washington is receiving action from sharp bettors.
INJURY REPORT: Tight end Jordan Reed remains out with a hamstring injury. Linebacker Zach Brown (hamstring), tackles Ty Nsekhe (Core), Trent Williams (knee) and Morgan Moses (leg), as well as defensive lineman Terrell McClain (toe) are all questionable.
On the other side, Hunter Henry is probable to play for the Chargers despite dealing with a knee injury. Corey Liuget (toe) is questionable, as is receiver Mike Williams (knee). Matt Slauson and Jason Verrett are out for the year.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 25-8 in the Redskins’ last 33 games overall, is 19-7 in their last 26 road games, and is 13-3 in their last 16 games coming off an ATS loss. The over is also 20-6 in Washington’s last 26 games on grass, is 14-3 in its last 17 games coming off a loss, and is 15-7-1 in its last 23 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in its previous game.
The Redskins have a decent defense that is capable of putting together good games but the bottom line is that they’re allowing 26.2 points per game this season, which ranks 30th in the NFL. With Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon to deal with on Sunday, Washington is likely to struggle again defensively. If that’s the case, Kirk Cousins and Co. will be forced to play catch-up and I see this game turning into a shootout.
NFL WEEK 14 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: REDSKINS/CHARGERS OVER 46.5