Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints - 10/8/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints - 10/8/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins (2-1) at New Orleans Saints (3-1)

NFL Football: Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:15 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

The Line: New Orleans Saints -7 -- Over/Under: 51 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints will meet up in Week 5 NFL action on “Monday Night Football” from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 

The Redskins enter this game with a 2-1 record thus far. After taking out the Cardinals 24-6 and falling to the Colts 21-9, Washington beat the Packers 31-17 and rolled into the bye week. 

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In the Green Bay game, Redskins QB Alex Smith put up 220 yards with two TDs and a pick, and Adrian Peterson led the rush on 120 yards and two scores. Vernon Davis had two big catches for the Redskins for 70 total yards. 

Over on the New Orleans side, they’re currently 3-1 on the year. The Saints fell in a shootout with the Bucs 48-40 in the opener, then rattled off wins over the Browns 21-18, the Falcons 43-37 and the Giants 33-18. 

In the New York game, Saints QB Drew Brees logged 217 yards passing while Alvin Kamara did most of the damage on the ground with 134 yards and three scores. Josh Hill was the top New Orleans receiver with his three catches for 63 yards. 

The Redskins are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games in Week 5 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven versus the NFC. The Redskins are also 0-4 ATS in their last four in October and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 following a bye week. 

Meanwhile, the Saints are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 in October and 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in their last five following an ATS win and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 in Week 5. 

It’s a little tough to know what to make of the Redskins right now. They opened up with a big win over a bad Arizona team, then fell to a not-very-good Colts squad their next time up. The Packers victory should help the Redskins feel a little more confident going into this game, though. 

As for the Saints, they seem to be hitting their stride and their myriad offensive weapons are working well together. Trouble is, New Orleans does give up points to good offensive teams. Still, if I can get the line at less than a TD I have to go Saints here.

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