Atlanta Falcons vs Washington Redskins Pick

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Atlanta Falcons
vs.
Washington Redskins

Date/Time: October 7th, 1:00 P.M. ET

Television: FOX

NFL Odds from BetDSI

Point Spread: Atlanta -3

Total: 51

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NFL Betting Game Trends

Atlanta Falcons

  • Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington

Washington Redskins

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games
  • Washington is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • Washington is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

 

Game Overview

NFL betting action heads to Landover on Sunday afternoon for a crucial clash between NFC rivals, as the Atlanta Falcons hit the road to battle it out with the Washington Redskins.

And then there were two. With the Arizona Cardinals losing on Thursday, Atlanta is now the only team in the NFC and one of the two in football (joining the Houston Texans) to still have a donut in the loss column. QB Matt Ryan is tops in the league in quarterback rating at 112.1, and he is only behind QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for the most touchdown passes in the league as well. WR Roddy White is one of the four men that entered this week with at least 400 receiving yards, and WR Julio Jones is an explosion waiting to happen. TE Tony Gonzalez is still one of the best tight ends in the league, and RB Michael Turner is still in the Top 10 in the league in rushing in spite of the fact that RB Jacquizz Rodgers has eaten into some of his playing time. Yes, the Falcons have the complete package offensively, and that’s why they are averaging 31.0 points per game in spite of the fact that they are a middle of the road team in terms of yardage.

This is going to be a terribly tough task for the Redskins, who have struggled on the defensive side of the ball all year long. It’s going to be a tough climb for Washington on defense all year though, and that’s why the offense has to step it up in a big time way. QB Robert Griffin III has won his way into the hearts of fantasy football lovers everywhere, as he is making the same exact type of impact that QB Cam Newton did for the Carolina Panthers. The difference is that Newton might be the more complete of the two quarterbacks. He hasn’t made all that many explosive plays this year, but RG3 does have 1,070 passing yards to go with 245 rushing yards. He has visited the end zone four times as a passer and four as a rusher, and he is on a clip to have nearly 1,000 yards on the ground. There aren’t many great receivers on this team, but WR Pierre Garcon should be able to help out. He is one of the four men that have at least 100 yards as a receiver on the campaign, and he has only played in two games.

Prediction

It has been over a year since the Redskins have won a home game, and we think that the time is here for that to change. It’s going to be a shootout, so taking the ‘over’ might not be a bad idea, but because this number is this high, we’re going to prefer to stick with the hosts, who look like they could pull off the upset. Washington 31 – Atlanta 27

Adam Markowitz

is a staff writer living in the Orlando area. He has covered NFL, MLB, college football, CFL, AFL, NBA, college basketball, NASCAR, golf, tennis, and the NHL for a number of various outlets in his career, and he has been published by a number of different media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Wall Street Journal.

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