Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins – Free Week 9 Betting Pick

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The Redskins (-2) are set to host the Atlanta Falcons in Washington. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch it live by tuning in to FOX.

Week 9 Betting Preview: Washington Redskins vs. Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta is a live dog here and is currently getting 2 points. The Falcons are also receiving +105 moneyline odds while the Redskins are -125. Multiple solid live betting scenarios could be unveiled during this matchup, and oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 47.5 points.

The opening line was -2 while the total hasn’t changed after it was set initially at 47.5.

The Falcons have lost 1.9 units so far and are 2-5 against the spread (ATS). The team’s posted an Over-Under mark of 5-2.

The Redskins have gained 1.9 units this season. The team is 5-2 ATS and owns an O/U record of 2-5.

The Falcons are 3-4 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Redskins are 5-2 SU.

The Falcons just put together a 23-20 win over the Giants on October 22. The passing attack was on point as Matt Ryan completed 31 passes on 39 attempts for 379 yards and one touchdown. Tevin Coleman (50 rushing yards on 11 attempts, one TD) spearheaded the running attack while Julio Jones (nine receptions, 104 yards) and Calvin Ridley (five catches, 43 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Washington just earned a 20-13 win over the Giants in Week 8. Alex Smith completed 20-of-32 passes for 178 yards and one touchdown. Adrian Peterson (149 rushing yards on 26 attempts, one TD) led the running game as Jordan Reed (seven receptions, 38 yards) and Josh Doctson (five catches, 49 yards) led the pass-catching attack in the win.

Atlanta has run the ball on 36.8 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Washington has a rush percentage of 47.9 percent. The Falcons have produced 83.3 rush yards per game and have seven touchdowns on the ground this year. The Redskins are totaling 128.0 rush yards per game and have six total rushing TDs.

It appears that the Redskins may hold an edge in all aspects of the ground game. Their running backs has generated 4.3 yards per carry while their defense has allowed a YPC of 3.8 to opponents. The Falcons have ran for 3.7 yards per carry while allowing a YPC of 4.8 to opponents.

The Falcons offensive scheme has logged a superb 336.4 yards/game through the air overall and has 15 passing scores so far. The Redskins have put up 223.0 pass yards per contest and have eight total pass TDs.

On the defensive side of the ball, Atlanta has allowed 112.7 rush yards and 320.6 pass yards per game. The Washington defense has allowed 260.6 yards per game to opposing passers and 80.1 yards per game on the ground. The Redskins are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.84 to opposing QBs, while the Falcons have given up a 7.59 ANY/A.

Ryan probably has the advantage over Smith in this one, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 8.33for the season (and 9.32 over the last two games). Smith’s ANY/A is 6.34 for the year and 6.78 over his last two games.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Washington Redskins Free NFL Tip

SU Winner: Falcons, ATS Winner: Falcons, O/U: Under

Team Betting Trends

  • Atlanta has averaged 3.3 yards per carry over its last three games and 3.3 over its last two.
  • Washington has averaged 4.8 yards per carry over its last three outings and 4.8 over its last two.
  • The Washington offense has lost four fumbles this season while Atlanta has let two get away.
  • The Falcons offense has created five pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Redskins have put up three such plays.
  • The Atlanta defense has allowed six pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Washington has given up four such plays.
  • Both teams have produced four rushing plays of 20 yards or more. The Atlanta offense has recorded 16 running plays of 10+ yards while Washington has accounted for 23 such plays.
  • The Falcons defense has allowed six rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Redskins have given up zero such runs.
  • The Washington defense has recorded 21 sacks on the year while Atlanta has just 14.