The Redskins hit the road to take on the Saints Sunday afternoon. New Orleans has not lost since their season opening two game losing streak and it’s because of a suddenly awesome running attack that has taken the pressure off Drew Brees. The Saints are also playing fantastic defense which is a far cry from what they’ve been playing in the past. Here are your trends to consider here:
- The Redskins have covered 11 of their last 19 road games.
- Washington is 17-12 ATS as an underdog the last three seasons.
- New Orleans has won and covered all six games as a favorite.
- The Saints have gone over in 10 of their last 13 games against teams with a losing record.
Washington is really hard to figure out. They go to Seattle and shut down the Seahawks and then score 30 points on Minnesota, but it wasn’t enough. Trying to figure out this team is very difficult, but I like their chances to hang around in this one. The New Orleans defense has been putting up good numbers, but it was against Brett Hundley, Mitch Trubisky, Jameis Winston and Tyrod Taylor/Nathan Peterman. Pardon me, if I’m not that impressed by that as a lot of teams have shut down those squads as of late. I think Kirk Cousins presents a problem for the defense and Josh Doctson will get at least one touchdown. The question is if the banged up linebacking corps of the road team can slow down Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. I think they can do a decent enough job to get the cover with a chance to win at the end.
New Orleans 28, Washington 24