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Newton Perfect in More Ways Than One vs Redskins

While the Redskins are in the thick of the NFC wild-card hunt, the Panthers will play for pride for the rest of the season and attempt to play spoiler in Washington on Monday night. After a subpar season so far, Cam Newton will undoubtedly be looking to finish strong and the ’Skins should give him an excellent opportunity to pad his stats as he has a history - albeit a small one - of dominating them.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of the Redskins’ 13 games this season.
  • The Redskins are 2-10 SU in their last 12 Monday games.
  • The Panthers are 0-6 SU in their last six games on the road against teams with winning records.

Newton has faced the Redskins three times in his career, with the Panthers winning and covering the spread in each game. Carolina outscored Washington 98-49 in the games with Newton throwing 7 total TDs with 0 INTs and a 122 QB rating which is his best QB rating vs any team he’s played more than once. He also added 112 yards on the ground and two rushing TDs.

This could be a good time for the teams to meet up, however, as Washington is a hot bet vs teams with losing records, posting an 8-2 ATS record in its last 10 games against teams below .500. Carolina’s biggest issue this season has been falling asleep on defense in road games which has led to a 1-5 SU and 1-4-1 ATS road record this season. Carolina is second to just the 49ers in points allowed on the road, giving up an average of 32.5 points in six road games, which is 12.5 more points than the Panthers are allowing at home.

The total opened as one of the highest of the week at 51 points and with good reason as the OVER is trending for both clubs. Carolina has gone OVER in five of six road games this season, while Washington has gone OVER the number in each of its six road games. Going back to last season, the Redskins have gone OVER in eight straight at home. This combined with Carolina’s leaky D should lead to lots of points on Monday night.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the Washington Redskins as -4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 51 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at MyBookie).

Odds Shark prediction models picked the Redskins to win this game on Monday 31-20. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run and see PredictionMachine.com for additional NFL picks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Carolina Panthers vs Washington Redskins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Carolina Panthers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Monday, as they are 4-7-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Washington Redskins are 9-4 ATS. Carolina is 7-6 against the over under total, while Washington is 11-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Carolina injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Washington Redskins and the No. 28-ranked Carolina Panthers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Redskins No. 8-ranked offense (25.38 PPG) against a Carolina Panthers defense that ranks No. 26 at 25.92 PPG. The Redskins passing attack has averaged 302.77 yards per game, more than the Panthers give up through the air (272.38 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Carolina Panthers own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 83 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Panthers were Week 14 winners, coming out on top of the Chargers by a score of 28-16.

Washington won its last game, 27-22 over Philadelphia on Sunday, behind a 102-yard receiving performance from DeSean Jackson at Lincoln Financial Field.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 3-6-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Atlanta, Saturday, December 24th
Washington at Chicago, Saturday, December 24th

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