Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins - 10/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins - 10/14/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers (3-1) at Washington Redskins (2-2)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm (FedExField)

The Line: Washington Redskins -1.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins will meet up at FedEx Field in an NFL showdown on Sunday. 

Carolina enters this game with a 3-1 record so far. After taking out the Cowboys and falling to the Falcons in their first two games, the Panthers beat the Bengals 31-21 and the Giants 33-31. 

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In the New York game, Carolina QB Cam Newton logged 237 yards with two TDs and two picks, and Christian McCaffrey managed 17 carries for 58 yards. Devin Funchess finished with four grabs for 53 yards to lead the Panthers in receiving. 

Over on the Redskins’ side, they’re sitting at 2-2 this season. Washington has recorded wins over the Cardinals and Packers, but fallen to the Colts and Saints so far. 

In the Saints game, Redskins QB Alex Smith managed 275 yards and a pick, while Chris Thompson led a near-nonexistent running game on 17 yards. Jamison Crowder was the high Redskins receiver with four grabs for 55 yards. 

The Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last six following an ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last four following a straight-up win. The over is 5-0 in Carolina’s last five in Week 6 and 4-1 in the last five overall. 

Meanwhile, the Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six following an ATS loss. The Redskins are 0-5 ATS in their last five in October and 2-9-2 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 6. 

After a little trouble over their first couple of games, the Panthers offense seems to have found a bit of a rhythm. One negative takeaway from their last game is that they allowed 31 points to the Giants, breaking a long string of sub-30-point games for New York. 

As for the Redskins, they’ve had a couple of games where they’ve looked pretty good (against the lowly Cardinals and beat-up Packers), and a couple where they’ve underachieved to say the least (the “meh” Colts and the surging Saints). 

I’m kind of surprised the Panthers aren’t favored here, but I’ll take it. I’m going Carolina.

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