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The Redskins come off their bye week and take on Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers on Sunday. Washington is around a 10 point favorite depending upon the book you use for your lines. There are some 11s out there truly showing how much of a mismatch this one may be. Before we get to my analysis, let’s look at some trends.

  • The Redskins are holding opponents to less then 88 yards per game on the ground.
  • Washington has covered 21 of their last 37 contests.
  • Going back to 1992, Washington is 59-92 against the spread as a favorite.
  • The 49ers are averaging just 17.8 points per game as an offense
  • They’ve failed to cover in 12 of their last 19 road games.
  • San Francisco has won five of their last six in DC in this series.

Washington is clearly the better team in this one and in a better situation. San Francisco is playing their third straight road game with the first two being low scoring overtime losses so who knows how much they will have in the tank. The Skins enter this one banged up with several injuries of note including Josh Norman, Trent Williams and Rob Kelley. One would think that coming off a bye week, Washington would be the fresher team in this one. You also probably don’t have to worry about much of a Niners presence in the stands. They’ve been a home favorite of 10 to 14 points just seven times since 1992, covering once. I probably won’t touch the game, but this seems like an easy win for the home team.

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