Packers vs. Redskins NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds

Packers vs. Redskins NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds

Written by on August 17, 2017

In team sports, it’s not very often that a single player can make a huge difference in the overall performance of the squad. Things are a little different in football this NFL preseason, as the QB is the player who touches the ball on every offensive play. He can definitely swing the outcome of a game based on his performance, and Aaron Rodgers of  also showed that leadership can also make a huge difference (Just take a look at the Green Bay Packers Stats). With his team struggling in the first half of the season, Rodgers made a guarantee that he would get the Packers to the playoffs, after which the team went on a run of 8-straight wins, which took them all the way to the NFC Championship Game, where injuries finally brought their streak to an end. The Redskins have a very QB of their own in Kirk Cousins, but they seem unwilling to reward his efforts with a long-term contract, choosing instead to franchise tag him for the past two seasons. He will be out to prove just how good he is again this season. These two QB’s may not see much in the way of playing time when Green Bay visits Washington in Week 2 of the NFL preseason on Saturday night.

A Closer Look at the Green Bay vs. Washington NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds

 
  When: Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 PM EST Where: FedEx Field, Washington TV: NFL Network Radio: Sirius XM Radio Stream Option: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Washington Redskins -3½ (-105)

Straight Up Stats

The Packers are currently showing underdogs for this one, which shows you how difficult it is to go on the road and get a win in this league. Moreover, the Packers were 12-7 last season, taking their 3-year SU total to 36-19, good enough to be in the top 5 in wins. Thus, the Packers were solid enough on the road during this stretch, going 15-14, although they were just 4-9 when listed as the road underdog. The Washington Redskins went 8-7-1 last season, which meant missing out on the playoffs. Since 2014, the Redskins have been 21-37-1 SU, but they did have a winning 13-12 record in their own building over the last 3 years. They did struggle a little as the home favorite, though, going just 6-7 in those games.

Preseason Odds NFL Week 2 Vikings vs. Seahawks

Point Spread Stats

The Green Bay Packers are a 3.5-point underdog for this game. They went a very respectable 11-7-1 ATS last season, and have been a good bet over the past 3 seasons, going 32-21-2, good enough for 3rd overall in the NFL. Much of their dominance came at Lambeau Field, but they were still 16-13 ATS on the road, including going 7-6 as the road underdog. The Washington Redskins were a good ATS bet last season, finishing at 10-6. This has not always been the vase, though, as they were 24-25 over the past 3 seasons, and just 11-14 in their own building. As a home favorite over the past 3 seasons, the Redskins have failed to deliver, going just 4-9 ATS.

OVER/UNDER Stats

The O/U for this one is set at 40.5 points. The Green Bay Packers have been a consistent offensive threat with Aaron Rodgers at the helm, so not real surprise that their O/U record last season was 13-6, taking them to 31-24 since 2014. They are particularly good OVER bet on the road during this period, going 18-11, including going 8-5 O/U as road underdogs. Washington were also a good OVER pick last NFL preseason, going 12-4 O/U, which took their 3-year record to 30-19, which is second only to Oakland during that period. Washington were also a good OVER pick last season, going 12-4 O/U, which took their 3-year record to 30-19, which is second only to Oakland during that period. The OVER percentage dropped at home, with the Redskins going 14-11, which included an 8-5 O/U record as the home favorite.

NFL Preseason Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The last 3 meetings between these two teams has resulted in an average of 59 PPG, so I think it’s fair to say that the OVER might be a good bet here. I also like the Packers to pick up their second in of the NFL preseason, which means that they will cover the spread, too.

GREEN BAY PACKERS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 373.00 Current Offensive rush yards 103.26 Offensive passing yards 269.74 Average Score For 27.63 Defensive total yards 374.11 Current Defensive rush yards 96.42 Defensive passing yards 277.68 Average Score Against 25.05

WASHINGTON REDSKINS TEAM STATISTICS

Offensive total yards 403.62 Current Offensive rush yards 106.25 Offensive passing yards 297.38 Average Score For 24.75 Defensive total yards 377.75 Current Defensive rush yards 119.75 Defensive passing yards 258.00 Average Score Against 23.94

Green Bay Packers 30 Washington Redskins 24

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