Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay Packers - 9/23/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Green Bay Packers (1-0-1) at Washington Redskins (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins +3 -- Over/Under: 46 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins meet Sunday in NFL action at FedEx Field.
The Green Bay Packers take to the road for the first time and hope to remain unbeaten three weeks into the season for the third time since 2011. The Green Bay Packers have lost four of their last six road games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 69.4 percent of his passes for 567 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Rodgers has three or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams have combined for 324 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Geronimo Allison has 11 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 83.5 yards per contest, and Jamaal Williams leads the way with 106 yards on 31 carries. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 26 points and 387 yards per game. Kentrell Brice leads the Green Bay Packers with 15 tackles, Nick Perry has one sack and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has one interception.
The Washington Redskins look for their first home victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Washington Redskins have won five of their last eight home games. Alex Smith is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 547 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Smith has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 11 games. Chris Thompson and Jordan Reed have combined for 258 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Adrian Peterson has five receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 123.5 yards per contest, and Peterson leads the way with 116 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Washington is allowing 13.5 points and 247 yards per game. Mason Foster leads the Washington Redskins with 16 tackles, Matt Ioannidis has two sacks and D.J. Swearinger has two interceptions.
The Packers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 1-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Packers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings, the favorite is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings and the home team is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Packers blew the game last week against the Vikings, as they had plenty of chances to close the deal and couldn't get it done. The Packers defense is still shaky and Rodgers playing on one leg basically isn't exactly a good thing. One hit or weird fall, and you're counting on DeShone Kizer to make you money. The Redskins outplayed the Colts stat wise but couldn't score in the red zone to make much of a game of it. The Green Bay Packers have failed to cover four of their last five road games when favored by at least three points. The Washington Redskins have won outright five of their last eight home games when an underdog of at least three points. The Redskins have the aggressive defense to rattle Rodgers and make him nervous with his knee injury. Washington has created four turnovers in two games and is currently first in yards allowed per game. I love the Packers when healthy, but this is a game where the Redskins can be physical and grind out another underdog win in front of the home crowd.