Atlanta Falcons vs Washington Redskins in NFL odds tilt
|Washington Redskins||Atlanta Falcons|
|3-10||December 15, 2013, 01:00 | Georgia Dome||3-10|
The embarrassment that is the Washington Redskins continues to muck its way through this miserable season, hitting a low point with a blowout loss at home last Sunday to Kansas City.
Washington runs into another team going through a lost season when they visit the 3-10 Atlanta Falcons this Sunday.
The 'Skins just fell at home to the Chiefs, giving up 38 points in the first half alone. Now, at 3-10, Washington is finally thinking about sitting RG III.
On the homey side of this match-up Atlanta almost won back-to-back games for the first time this season, but instead gave up a 21-10 lead Sunday and lost at Green Bay 22-21.
As of early this week the Falcons were favored by six points over the Redskins at BetOnline.
The OVER is 4-0-1 past five Washington trips to Atlanta and the Falcons played five straight OVERs as home favorite.
The Redskins will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 3-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Falcons are 5-8 ATS. Washington is 7-6 on the totals; Atlanta is 7-6.
Bettors looking to side with the Falcons in this one found them as 3-point favorites earlier in the week at BetOnline, while the total was sitting at 51.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Falcons at No. 25 and the Redskins at No. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 18-15 result in favor of the Falcons.
The Redskins were a 45-10 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Chiefs. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out, Atlanta got 2 scoring strikes from Matt Ryan in a 22-21 loss against Green Bay.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 22-ranked offense (21.69 PPG) against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 32 at 31.31 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 267.85 yards per game, more than the Redskins give up through the air (256.69 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Redskins feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 102.5 yards per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, ranks No. 32 in rushing offense at home.
A few Redskins at Falcons trends to consider:
Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Washington home to Dallas, Sunday, December 22nd
Atlanta at San Francisco, Monday, December 23rd