San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins: Preview and Pick
5 Replies | 530 ViewsOn 11/19/2013 06:00 PM in NFL
The Monday night football game for week 12 in the NFL will feature two teams that are struggling. The San Francisco 49ers will hit the road for this prime time game on a modest losing streak. After losing to the Saints on a controversial call, the 49ers need to win against the Redskins so they can keep pace with the other teams that are ready to make a run for the playoffs.
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game has the 49ers as (-4.5) point favorites although they are slumping. The public has all but given up on the Redskins has over 72 percent of the betting public is backing the 49ers to blowout the Redskins. The point spread has yet to move, but could easily sway towards the road team leading up to kickoff.
The Redskins need to improve if they have any chance of winning this game. Robert Griffin III said after Sunday’s 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that it seemed like the defenders knew what was coming. They defended certain pass plays well, notably the pass off a zone-read fake. On those plays, the Eagles’ linebackers played pass first and could then drop into lanes that took away the favored inside routes.
But the Eagles also went heavy with seven-man boxes, trying to help the coverage. That’s a big reason the Redskins ran the ball so well—and why they stuck with the run even as the Eagles pulled away. The 49ers have a much better defense than the Eagles and if the Redskins don’t change things p on offense, the 49ers will demolish this team on a national stage. The Redskins will have to step up on both sides of the ball if they want to have a shot at this game.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the 49ers have some very interesting wagering trends. The 49ers are 9-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 11 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and 21-5 ATS in their last 26 Monday games. The Redskins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 against the NFC.
San Francisco 49ers 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.