San Diego Chargers at Washington Redskins: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 297 ViewsOn 10/28/2013 06:50 PM in NFL
The San Diego Chargers are one of the most surprising teams of the year as they have won some games to start a modest winning streak before heading into their bye week. Now after their bye week they will be taking on a team that has plenty of question marks in the Washington redskins. After a tough loss after they led the Denver Broncos, the Redskins will look to regroup with a win.
San Diego Chargers at Washington Redskins Odds
The NFL opening point spread for this game has the Redskins listed as a (PK) but that line will most likely change leading up to game time. The Redskins are a very popular team but the early betting returns show that the Chargers are getting more looks than the home team. In fact the Bolts are getting 59 percent of the betting action and although the lien has yet to change it will be interesting to see if the Redskins are home underdogs by the time they kickoff this game.
The secret to beating the Redskins is getting to Robert Griffin III. Robert Griffin III was sacked or put under duress on 42% of his dropbacks Sunday, the highest percentage of his career. Denver's defense didn't need to get too creative- Griffin really struggled against standard pressure, especially in the second half. Griffin was 2-of-7 for 23 yards and two interceptions against four or fewer rushers after halftime. - Griffin was 4-of-11 passing with an interception when under duress, and gained only one yard on his lone scramble when pressured. If the Chargers can get a good pass rush against the Chargers they have a shot to win this game and get a big win.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveals that this could be a high scoring game. The total has gone over in 15 of San Diego's last 22 games on the road and the total has gone over in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing San Diego. San Diego is 4-2 straight up in its last 6 games on the road and 5-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games on the road. Washington is 8-17 straight up in its last 25 games at home and they are 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Diego. San Diego is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games overall and could get the big road win.
San Diego Chargers at Washington Redskins Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.