Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints - 11/19/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Redskins (4-5) at New Orleans Saints (7-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: New Orleans Saints -7.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints duke it out in week 11 NFL action on Sunday afternoon.
The Washington Redskins will look to climb back to .500 after falling to 4-5 on the year following their 38-30 loss to Minnesota in their last outing. Kirk Cousins threw for 327 yards and a touchdown on 26 of 45 passing, and rushing for a pair of touchdowns with 4 carries as well. The rest of the ‘Skins ground attack combined for 76 yards on 23 carries, while Vernon Davis led the team with 7 catches for 76 yards, Jamison Crowder added 4 catches of his own for 76 yards, while Maurice Harris logged a pair of receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, a pair of D.J. Swearinger interceptions were the lone individual highlights as the gave up 406 yards of total offense and an 8 for 12 mark on 3rd down to the Vikings in the losing effort.
The New Orleans Saints will look to keep the momentum going after their 7th straight win propelled the Saints to 7-2 following their 47-10 rout of the Buffalo Bills. Drew Brees threw for 184 yards on 18 of 25 passing, but rushed for a score as part of New Orleans monster day on the ground. Mark Ingram led the team with 131 yards and 3 touchdowns on 21 carries, while Alvin Kamara rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown with his 12 carries and Trey Edmunds chipped in a rushing score of his own in addition to 48 yards. Michael Thomas led the team with 9 catches for 117 yards, with Kamara also added 5 receptions out of the backfield for the Saints. The Saints’ D combined for a pair of sacks, an interception and a forced fumble, all while stifling the Bills’ offense to the tune of 198 yards of total offense, a 2 for 11 mark on 3rd down, and just under 19 minutes of possession in the New Orleans victory.
Washington is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games while the over is 13-3 in their last 16 games following a loss. New Orleans is 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 12-5-1 in their last 18 home games. Washington is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Even though Washington has had all of the success ATS when these two teams have met as of late, there’s no way I can go against New Orleans right now. They’re arguably the hottest team in the league, and while the offense has always been good, a defense that at times was called suspect by many (including myself) has stepped up big time. Even if I have to give up the hook here, I have to lay the points with New Orleans until the Saints give me a reason not to.