San Francisco 49ers vs Washington Redskins 10/20/2019 NFL Expert Picks and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
San Francisco 49ers vs Washington Redskins 10/20/2019- The FedEx Field will be pounding with battle drums as the Washington Redskins (1-5) grapple with the San Francisco 49ers (5-0). The Redskins are going into this matchup as 9.5-point underdogs. The San Francisco 49ers are galloping towards the finals with consistent wins. Their next hurdle on the road is a cellar-dweller in league rankings, the Washington Redskins. The 49ers have 14-5 SU in their last 19 games, making them favored road warriors by best sportsbook sites. The Redskins are the worse for wear, having a disappointing 0-5 ATS in their previous 5 home field matches.
San Francisco 49ers vs Washington Redskins 10/20/2019
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are fresh from a lopsided win against the Los Angeles Rams. The game seemed like a practice shootout match for the 49ers. They ended up with a 20-7 scoreboard. Jimmy Garopollo was bent on doing air yards. He finished with 24/33 and 243 air yards, no TD, and 1 interception. Tevin Coleman carried the ball 18 times. He helped the team gain 45 yards on the ground, and contributed a touchdown in the process. George Kittle took care of the receiving end, catching 8 balls. The 49ers gained 103 yards thanks to his efforts.
As a team, the 49ers obviously favored rushing their enemy to the ground. They ran 41 times out of their total 76 plays. The 49ers gained a total of 331 yards. They secured 22 first downs. They also got 4 penalties which made them give up 3- yards. For the defensive department, the 49ers did not slacken. They held down their opponent to only a 54% completion rate. Their opponent was only able to connect 13 out of 24 attempts. Overall, the 49ers showed no mercy, conceding a measly 157 yards and forcing a turnover.
The 49ers are an offensive machine. It looks like they’ve patched the holes in their offense too. This makes them a legit contender for the NFL finals with their slow and steady upward trajectory.
Players to watch: Jimmy Garoppolo 146 ATT 102 CMP 1163 YDS 7 TD; Matt Breida 65 CAR 376 YDS 5.8 AVG 1 TD; Raheem Mostert 45 CAR 249 YDS 5.5 AVG 0 TD; George Kittle 31 REC 338 YDS 10.9 AVG 1 TDS; Marquise Goodwin 11 REC 181 YDS 16.5 AVG 1 TDS; Deebo Samuel 15 REC 168 YDS 11.2 AVG 1 TDS; Dante Pettis 9 REC 83 YDS 9.2 AVG 1 TDS
The Redskins finally stopped their freefall with a heartening 17-16 win over the Miami Dolphins. The Redskins are obviously not favored in their current matchup, but the stats of their players for the previous game was actually decent. Case Keenum successfully connected 2 TDs on the throw. He went for 13/25 and gained 166 air yards. Adrian Peterson assisted his efforts by pumping in 23 carries for 118 highly significant yards. He averaged 5.1 yards per possession. Temmy Mclaurin was the receivers’ toast, catching 4 balls for a total of 100 yards. The Redskins, surprisingly, banked on rush tactics. They rushed for 33 out of their 58 plays. They also scored 13 first downs against a backdrop of 6 penalties. The Redskins made their mark by gaining 314 yards. Defense-wise, they allowed a decent 63% completion rate for their opponent. They gave way to 271 yards and 2 forced turnovers.
While the Redskins had a good ground performance in their previous game, it doesn’t erase the fact that it was too little, too late. Their league standing has already suffered due to too many errors in their previous game. The only thing good that they have going for them is their average scoring ability. It’s going to be a long shot, but if the Redskins beat their upcoming opponent, they’ll be certified underdogs.
Players to watch: Case Keenum 160 ATT 105 CMP 1136 YDS 9 TD; Adrian Peterson 63 CAR 226 YDS 3.6 AVG 1 TD; Steven Sims 5 CAR 82 YDS 16.4 AVG 1 TD; Terry McLaurin 23 REC 408 YDS 17.7 AVG 5 TDS; Chris Thompson 27 REC 276 YDS 10.2 AVG 0 TDS; Paul Richardson 20 REC 163 YDS 8.2 AVG 2 TDS; Trey Quinn 20 REC 135 YDS 6.8 AVG 1 TDS
San Francisco 49ers vs Washington Redskins Betting Trends
San Francisco 49ers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games at home
San Francisco 49ers vs Washington Redskins Betting Picks
The best sportsbook sites have estimated the matchup to end with a 31.7 versus 9.2 score. The 49ers are the resoundingly favored pick for the game. They will cover the spread, but with a total going over.