Betting Line: Packers -3
Over/Under: 45.5 points at 888 Sportsbook
The Packers and Redskins will do battle on Sunday in a match that already looks like shaping the future of the NFL 2018 playoffs.
The Packers are coming off a rare tie in their last game and they hit the road to face the Redskins, who lost badly in week two.
Green Bay allowed the Minnesota Vikings to come back to score 22 points in the 4th quarter of their last game, which was a 29-29 tie. Lady Luck was on the side of Green Bay in the game with Minnesota missing three field goals including a 35-yard lone late in OT, which would have sealed the deal for the Vikings.
The Redskins looked sharp in their season opening win on the road, but in their last game and first at home they were less than impressive in a 21-9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The Skins rushed for 182 yards in the first game of the season, but failed to run the ball well facing the Colts and they could not keep Indy out of the backfield.
On the season the Packers are 1-1 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 2-0 and the Redskins are 1-1 ATS with an Over/Under record of 0-2.
The last time these teams met it was in 2016 where Green Bay beat Washington 42-26.
In the last eight games between these teams the Packers are 5-2-1 ATS.
In the Packers last game they were at home and played to a 29-29 tie against the Minnesota Vikings. They had 129 fewer yards than Minnesota, but they played solid run defense and they forced one turnover. Aaron Rodgers shook off a knee injury to pass for 281 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions, Jamaal Williams rushed for 59 yards, averaging 3.7 yards per carry, and tight end Jimmy Graham had 95 receiving yards.
Aaron Jones is back from his two-game suspension and the Green Bay RB can really help Rodgers out in this NFC encounter.
Which Redskins team will show up in this game? The one that looked great in their 24-6 dominating win over the Arizona Cardinals in their season opener or the one that laid an egg in their last game losing at home to the Indianapolis Colts 21-9. The Skins could not run the ball facing the Colts with Chris Thompson and Adrian Peterson struggling and while Alex Smith nearly passed for 300 yards he did not have a touchdown pass.
The Redskins have to get back to running the ball early and often and this is especially the case facing Aaron Rodgers, they need to keep him off the field and to do that the run game has to be there.
Another key factor is the Washington offensive line, which was less than stellar in the last game. They could not keep the Colts from packing the line and because of that they could not run the rock. If the line does its job Washington has a chance to win, but look for Green Bay to come to the line early and often to stuff the run game,
Green Bay Packers betting trends
- Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against teams from the NFC
- Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Packers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in the month of September
- Packers have an Over record of 24-7 in their last 31 games
Washington Redskins betting trends
- Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after a loss
- Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after an ATS loss
- Redskins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game
- Redskins have an Under record of 6-0 in their last 6 games
Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins betting predictions
The Redskins looked good in their season opener, but not in their last game. They will have a hard time running the rock in this game, as that is what the Packers will try to take away and they will do a good job doing so.
Rodgers will be Rodgers and the Green Bay defense will get it done and in D.D. on Sunday the Packers will win and cover the spread at Bovada.
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