49ers vs Redskins MNF Odds Preview
The Washington Redskins are under fire. Quarterback Robert Griffin III is no longer viewed as the savior in some circles.
Fingers are being pointed at coach Mike Shanahan, and the public criticism of the team’s nickname is building.
An upset win over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football would help calm the storm. But there’s not a lot of early belief in that from oddsmakers. Washington opened as 3.5-point home underdog, but the line quickly grew to 4.5, where it began the week.
The 49ers have covered the spread in each of their last seven appearances on Monday Night football. San Francisco is coming off a tough late loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Washington has lost two straight and slipping out of contention in the weak NFC East. Griffin has 14 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions and 10 fumbles.
San Francisco is 7-0 ATS in its past seven Monday Nighters and are 4-1 SU at Washington since 1994. The 49ers are also 6-1 ATS past seven as road favorites.
The Redskins are a money-losing 1-6 ATS in their ast seven games as underdogs.
Supporters of the 49ers have seen them go 6-4 and 6-3-1 ATS so far this season, while the Redskins are at 3-7 and 3-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Redskins are 6-4, while the 49ers are 5-5.
Bettors looking to side with the Redskins in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at BetOnline, but were bet to 5 points quickly at Bovada. Meanwhile the total was sitting at 47.5 early in the week.
The Redskins sit at No. 26 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the 49ers are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the 49ers will win this game 29-17.
San Francisco lost its last outing, a 23-20 result against the Saints on November 17. The 49ers earned a push in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Last time out, San Francisco got 2 scoring strikes from Colin Kaepernick in a 23-20 loss against New Orleans. Last time out, Washington got 2 scoring strikes from Robert Griffin III in a 24-16 loss against Philadelphia.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 13-ranked offense (24.6 PPG) against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 4 at 17.8 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 256.9 yards per game, more than the 49ers give up through the air (220 YPG on average).
Defensively, the 49ers feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 88.4 yards per game. Washington, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.
A few 49ers at Redskins trends to consider:
San Francisco is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of San Francisco's last 21 games
San Francisco is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Washington is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
San Francisco home to St. Louis, Sunday, December 1st
Washington home to New York, Sunday, December 1st