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Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints Online NFL Betting Picks

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Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints NFL Betting Picks

Monday Night Football’s lineup for Week 5 consists of an intriguing Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints matchup. The Redskins are coming off a Week 4 Bye and will be well rested. Considering they’re going up against one of the hottest offenses in the NFL, they’ll need all the online NFL betting rest they can get. Let’s take a look at the NFL sportsbook odds to get an idea of what we can expect out of this Monday Night matchup.

Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints – Monday, October 8th     

When: 4:25 pm ET

Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

NFL Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Redskins +6½ (-113) 53 (-110)   +230
Saints -6½ (-107) 53 (-110) -280
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Washington Redskins 

Washington marches into this Week 5 matchup sporting a respectable 2-1 record. Although they don’t have more wins than the second seeded Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, both of whom are sitting at 2-2 this season, Washington’s superior win percentage ranks them as the best team in the NFC East. If Washington is committed to maintaining this ranking, they’ll need to find a way to upset the Saints on the road this upcoming Monday night. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear Washington will have a hard time matching New Orleans’ high powered offense. Right now the Saints are averaging 34.3 per game while Washington is struggling to score 21.3. However, considering that New Orleans gives up 30.3 per game, Washington shouldn’t have too hard of a time finding the end zone. Furthermore, it’ll be interesting to see if Washington’s defense, which gives up 14.7 per game, is capable of putting a dent in Drew Brees’ rhythm. After all, the Cleveland Browns were able to hold the Saints to 21 in Week 2.

Players to Watch: Alex Smith (767 passing yards, 4 TD, 1 INT), Adrian Peterson (236 rushing yards, 3 TD, 0 F), and Jordan Reed (168 receiving yards, 1 TD, 14 REC).

New Orleans Saints

The Saints come marching into this Week 5 pairing sporting a stellar 3-1 record. Although they kicked the season off with a 48-40 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans bounced back in a big way by winning three straight. All in all the competition they’ve faced this season has been tough, but New Orleans has made the best out of it. It’s no understatement to say that the Redskins have the best defense that New Orleans has faced this season. But considering that Drew Brees is completing 75.8% of his passes, the Saints shouldn’t have too hard of a time getting the ball rolling. Furthermore, Mark Ingram will be returning after being suspended for the first four games of the season.

Players to Watch: Drew Brees (1,295 passing yards, 8 TD, 0 INT), Alvin Kamara (275 rushing yards, 5 TD, 0 F), and Michael Thomas (445 receiving yards, 3 TD, 42 REC).

Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 5 games when playing Washington
  • New Orleans is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing Washington
  • New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this Washington Redskins vs. New Orleans Saints matchup? All in all, the Saints look like the better option here. Sure Washington brings a great defense to the table, but New Orleans has too many offensive weapons to be contained for long. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 27-24 New Orleans.

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