Washington Redskins (3-7) at San Francisco 49ers (6-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 23, 2014, 4:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: San Francisco 49ers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 45
The San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins face off on Sunday in Levi’s Stadium in Week 12 NFL action.
The San Francisco 49ers have won their last two games and with the NFC playoff race extremely tight they are in the mix. The 49ers offense is averaging 21.1 points that ranks 20th in the NFL and 342.8 yards per game that ranks 18th in the NFL. QB Colin Kaepernick has completed 61 percent f his passes with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions and 322 rushing yards. Frank Gore leads the 49ers in rushing with 648 yards and Anquan Boldin is San Francisco’s leading receiver with 56 catches followed by Michael Crabtree with 43 receptions. The 49ers defense has come to life allowing 21.2 points per game that ranks 10th in the NFL and 308.8 yards which is fourth best in the NFL and they are plus 10 in turnover ratio. Chris Borland has 63 tackles, Antoine Bethea has 56 tackles, and Perrish Cox has four interceptions. The 49ers have a showdown with the Seahawks on Thanksgiving night and could be looking ahead.
The Washington Redskins are having a disappointing season and they are 3-7 after 10 games and in last place in the NFC East. The Redskins offense is averaging 20.4 points that ranks 22nd in he NFL and 380.4 yards per game which ranks eighth in the NFL. Robert Griffin III is healthy once again and back under center and he has completed 72 percent of his passes two touchdowns and three interceptions. Alfred Morris is Washington’s leading rusher with 701 yards and eight touchdowns and Pierre Garcon is the Redskins leading receiver with 43 catches and DeSean Jackson has 40 catches and provides the deep threat. The Redskins defense allows 25.6 points and 332.9 yards per game and they are a dreadful minus 11 in turnover ratio. Keenan Robinson has 83 tackles, Ryan Clark has 56 tackles, and Ryan Kerrigan has 7.5 sacks. Washington will once again be looking for answers this offseason.
San Francisco is 4-1 against the spread against the NFC, 7-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games. Washington is 0-5 against the spread following a loss, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 road games, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games. The road team is 4-1-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
The total is set low but I see it there for good reason as the defenses win this one and my free pick is on the under. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.