The Atlanta Falcons look to stay undefeated this Sunday when they visit the Washington Redskins at FedExField. Atlanta is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in its last eight regular season games.
Washington is 0-7 SU and 1-5-1 ATS in its last seven games at home and is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games overall.
The Redskins have lost 5 straight SU as a home underdog and face one of three remaining unbeaten teams in the Falcons.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 5-rated Falcons taking on the No. 14-rated Redskins in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 40-28 win for the Falcons on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 30.8 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 19 PPG. The Redskins aerial game is averaging 246.2 yards per game, more than the Falcons secondary allows through the air, 207 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 28-rated road run defense, allowing 134 yards per game. Washington, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 30-28 winner at home against the Panthers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Matt Ryan dusted the Panthers secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Falcons defeated Carolina 30-28 at Georgia Dome.
In their last action, Washington was a 24-22 winner on the road against the Buccaneers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (46) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Robert Griffin III throttled the Buccaneers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 323 yards and 0 scores as Washington handed Tampa Bay a 24-22 defeat.
Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 8-2
Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Falcons at Redskins trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta home to Oakland, Sunday, October 14
Washington home to Minnesota, Sunday, October 14