Carolina Panthers vs Washington Redskins Preview, Prediction, and Free Picks 1-14-2018

Carolina Panthers vs Washington Redskins Preview, Prediction, and Free Picks 1-14-2018

Carolina Panthers (3-1) vs Washington Redskins (2-1)

Date : 10/14/2018
Time : 1:00 pm EST
Location : FedEx Field, Washington, DC

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Carolina Panthers vs Washington Redskins

The Carolina Panthers are on a roll in winning two straight games and will look to continue their stellar play on the road at FedEx Field in Washington, DC, versus the Washington Redskins, who are coming off a bye week, for a 1 pm EST week five showdown.  In their last outing, the Redskins blitzed the Green Bay Packers by a 31-17 score as they pounded the visitors on the ground for 166 yards total with Adrian Peterson leading the way with 120 yards and two scores in the victory.  The Panthers needed a 63-yard field goal from Graham Gano in which to pull out a 33-31 home win over the Giants last Sunday.   The underdog in this matchup is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings while the under is 4-0 at FedEx Field amongst these two teams.  Also, the Panthers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall while winning the last matchup by a 26-15 score on December 19, 2016 as the Panthers covered as seven-point road dogs while the under was the paly with the total being set at 50.5 points for the game.


Carolina Panthers's Latest Performance :

The Panthers were outgained by the Giants 432 yards to 350 yet their defense collected three turnovers while collecting 118 yards on the ground with Christian McCaffrey leading the rushing attack with 58 yards on 17 carries while Cam Newton having 29 yards.  Newton also had 237 yards along with two touchdowns and two interceptions as Devin Funchess led the receiving corps with four catches for 53 yards.  The defense for the Panthers allowed 159 return yards to the Giants yet the visitors would shoot themselves in the foot with 82 yards in penalties.  And while the Panthers limited the rushing attack for New York to only 50 yards, Eli Manning threw for 326 yards along with two touchdowns and two interceptions.  They will need to step up their play within the defensive secondary as Smith is very efficient in the pocket while Peterson will certainly be looking to have yet another solid outing versus the Panthers 8th ranked rush defense.  Tight end Greg Olson is still hampered with foot issues but is likely to play for Carolina in this matchup.


Washington Redskins's Latest Performance :

The Washington Redskins are 1-1 at home thus far in 2018 as they lost their first game of the season at FedEx Field to the Indianapolis Colts by a 21-9 score; However, they recovered versus the Green Bay Packers in their next outing in smothering Aaron Rodgers along with the nonexistent Packers ground game in getting the much-needed win.  Alex Smith has 767 yards passing thus far with four touchdowns along with an interception and has been very efficient with a QB rating of 102.2.  Adrian Peterson leads the team in rushing with 336 yards and three touchdowns on the year as their attack is ranked 3rd in the league in averaging 138 yards per game while Jordan Reed heads the receiving corps with 168 yards and a score for the season.  Their defense is ranked in the top ten in all major categories including points per game (14.7) and yards per game (278).  They hope to continue this streak versus a Panther team that is averaging 26 points per game while putting up 154 rush yards per outing as well.  Morgan Moses and Trent Williams are uncertain for the offensive line for this game while Samaje Perrine (ankle) and Adrian Peterson (ankle) is probable for this matchup.


How Carolina Panthers & Washington Redskins Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:


Carolina is 2-2 ATS while the OU is 3-1

Washington is 2-1 ATS while the OU is 1-2

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Both teams would love to get a win in this contest as Carolina looks to extend their winning streak while the Redskins are well rested and looks to continue their success at home in week five.  The Redskins defense will have difficulties with the offense for the Panthers as Newton and McCafrrey have proven themselves to be a dangerous duo in the backfield while their passing attack is only averaging 245 yards per game. Nonetheless, Newton is effective at creating time in the pocket in which to find Funchess and company for big gains in the passing attack.  In all, look for this to be an interesting matchup amongst two teams that are solid on defense while their offenses can be difficult to contain as they possess powerful rushing attacks.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  Carolina panthers +2

My reason for the pick :


The Panthers will play well in this game as they have done before in their last matchup versus Washington.  As stated, their offense is very dangerous, and Newton really keeps the chains moving for the Panthers on a game to game basis.  Washington’s defense, on the other hand, has also been solid this season yet will need to bring their A game to contain the Carolina backfield.   In all, expect the road team to play inspired football as they will look to bottle up the rushing attack for Washington while allowing Smith to beat them with his arm.  With this type of philosophy, expect them to cover as road underdogs as Smith is not designed to play this type of role.



Totals Selection: Pick:  Over (off)

My reason for the prediction :

I will back the over in this contest as the Panthers, who will have much momentum going into this game, will test the Redskins in the scoring department, thus making them have to score major points in which to keep this game close.  In all, the over has been the play in three straight games for the Panthers while the Redskins cashed in on the over in their last home game versus the Packers.  Look for this contest to be an up and down affair to where Carolina will keep this game close while potentially coming out with the win outright.

Betting trends for Carolina Panthers:

    • Over is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 games in Week 6.
    • Panthers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
    • Panthers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.

Betting trends for Washington Redskins:

    • Over is 4-0 in Redskins last 4 games in Week 6.
    • Over is 5-0 in Redskins last 5 games in October.
    • Under is 4-0 in Redskins last 4 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.


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