San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco 49ers (0-5) at Washington Redskins (2-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins -11 -- Over/Under: 46.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins meet Sunday in NFL action at FedEx Field.
The San Francisco 49ers look for their first victory of the season when they play their fourth road game. The San Francisco 49ers have lost 10 of their last 11 road games. Brian Hoyer is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,211 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Hoyer has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin have combined for 622 receiving yards on 42 catches while George Kittle has 17 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ground game is averaging 96.8 yards per contest, and Carlos Hyde leads the way with 332 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, San Francisco is allowing 24 points and 366.4 yards per game. NaVorro Bowman leads the San Francisco 49ers with 38 tackles, Elvis Dumervil has 3.5 sacks and Ray-Ray Armstrong has two interceptions.
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The Washington Redskins look for a big home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Washington Redskins have won five of their last eight home games. Kirk Cousins is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 1,004 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Cousins has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Chris Thompson and Terrelle Pryor Sr. have combined for 421 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Vernon Davis has eight receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 130 yards per contest, and Samaje Perine leads the way with 143 yards on 46 carries. Defensively, Washington is allowing 22.3 points and 311.3 yards per game. Zach Brown leads the Washington Redskins with 42 tackles, Preston Smith has four sacks and Mason Foster has one interception.
The 49ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in October, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Redskins are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a bye week, 9-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The road team is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the favorite is 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
The Redskins gave Kansas City all it could handle to prove its a team to watch moving forward in the NFC, and they've had an extra week to prepare for this game. However, the 49ers are one of those teams better than their record, as they've lost their last two games in overtime and their last four games by a combined 12 points. Like it or not, but the 49ers could easily be 4-1 on the season if a bounce or two went their way the last month. While the Redskins are easily the better team, are far more rested and have something to play for, this feels like a lot of points to just give a team that competes until the end. I'll take my chances with the points here.