Packers Redskins Betting Preview Week 2
Two teams looking to bounce back from opening losses collide in Green Bay on Sunday, when the Packers host the Redskins.
Washington second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled in the first half in a Monday night loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but rebounded to lead a second-half rally that put the Redskins back in the game. Griffin ended up with 329 yards passing, but wasn’t much of a threat on the ground. Washington finished with only 74 yards rushing.
The banged-up Packers battled with the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, but couldn’t come up with a key stop or clutch drive when they needed it in a Week 1 loss.
Green Bay lost multiple offensive starters in training camp, including starting running back DeJuan Harris and starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. It showed in the loss to San Francisco. Aaron Rodgers was sacked twice, and the Packers’ ground game finished with just 63 yards.
Green Bay has won eight straight home games, covering the spread in five of them. The Redskins went 6-2 against the spread on the road last season.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Packers, currently No. 29 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Redskins, who rate No. 20 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 26-24 victory for the Packers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Green Bay's No. 8-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 28 at 33 PPG. The Packers passing attack has averaged 322 yards per game, more than the Redskins give up through the air (180 YPG on average).
Washington was a 33-27 loser in its last match at home against the Eagles. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 60 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Washington's aerial attack generated 329 yards but it was the Eagles coming away with a 33-27 victory over Washington at FedExField.
The Packers were a 34-28 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the 49ers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (62) made winners of OVER bettors. Green Bay comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Aaron Rodgers in a losing cause against the 49ers, a 34-28 final.
Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 4-6
Green Bay Packers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Redskins at Packers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Green Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Green Bay
Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Green Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Green Bay's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay's last 5 games
Washington home to Detroit, Sunday, September 22
Green Bay at Cincinnati, Sunday, September 22