Date/Time: November 4th, 1:00 P.M. ET
NFL Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: Washington -3.5
NFL Betting Game Trends
- Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina’s last 8 games on the road
- Carolina is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
- Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games when playing Washington
- Washington is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington’s last 15 games
- Washington is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home
- Washington is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games at home
The Carolina Panthers are going to look for their second win of the season in NFL betting action on Sunday when they take on the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.
Carolina has had its chances this year to do some great things, but it just keeps coming up just short for one reason or another. We do have to remember that this is a team that was atrocious just two years ago, though QB Cam Newton did come in and help out quite a bit last year. There is still a heck of a lot of work to be done for this team to become competitive again, and though the losses are piling up, the signs are there that wins should be close. Newton has eight total TDs against eight picks this year, and though those numbers are worse than they were a campaign ago, they still aren’t terrible by second year quarterback standards. The team has lost these last four games by a total of just 12 points, and it is clear that just one play here or there would make the difference between winning and losing. That’s what separates the good teams from the bad teams though, and that’s what makes the Panthers such a frustrating team to watch. The talent is there, but it just isn’t gelling quite yet.
Washington meanwhile, has done the job in a lot of its close games on the campaign. A 27-23 loss two weeks ago to the New York Giants hurt, as did a 31-28 loss early in the season to the St. Louis Rams, but QB Robert Griffin III is basically having the same effect here on the Redskins as Newton had with the Panthers. RG3 is probably a slightly better passer than Newton, and it is showing with the lack of interceptions that he is throwing. Griffin has just three picks to show for his work this year, and he has eight touchdown passes with six more with his legs. His 487 yards on the ground easily leads all quarterbacks, and the threat is there that RG3 could break the record for the most rushing yards ever by a quarterback of 1,039 by QB Michael Vick, and he figures to break Newton’s record of 706 that was set last year. The difference here is that the Redskins are a wreck defensively. They have allowed at least 22 points in all of their games this year, though that is hurt by the fact that LB Brian Orakpo and DE Adam Carriker, two of the team’s best defensive players, are out for the season and have been on the shelf for over a month each.
The home team has won seven in a row in this series, and though it is obvious to see that RG3 has had the better year of the two quarterbacks, Carolina might have the better of the two teams. Don’t be shocked if that streak of home luck comes to a close on Sunday. Carolina 24 – Washington 21
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