After getting embarrassed on Monday night, Alex Smith and the Washington Redskins will look to rebound in a big way when they host Cam Newton and a visiting Carolina Panthers team that is looking to record consecutive victories after escaping in a thriller this past weekend.
If you’re looking for some excellent betting value on the NFL Week 6 schedule, then this game is offering a ton of it. Now, let’s find out why!
Panthers vs Redskins NFL Week 6 Odds & Expert Analysis
3⃣-1⃣‼️ pic.twitter.com/UdIvw5iFYN— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 7, 2018
- When: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET
- Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Carolina / Washington
- Live Stream: NFL Live
- NFL Week 6 Odds: Washington -2 / Total: OFF
- Partly Cloudy: 16°C/60°F
- Humidity: 55%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 5 mph S
- Cloud Cover: 46%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On the Carolina Panthers?
Why should you bet on Carolina in this contest? That’s simple. Because the Panthers are the better team on both sides of the ball. They’ve got the best quarterback in this contest, the best defense and oh yeah, the better head coach too!
Carolina squeaked past the New York Giants 33-31 in an ‘Instant Classic’ kind of matchup on Sunday as Graham Gano nailed a career-best, 63-yard field goal with one second remaining in regulation. Gano connected on four field goals overall in the win to extend his streak of made field goals at home to 35.
“I just tried to hit a good ball and the rest was craziness and madness,” Gano said. “I’m so excited for our guys.”
Cam Newton passed for 237 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the win.
“A wise man told me once that a great quarterback is only as good as his kicker,” Newton said. “Graham put the whole team on his back today. … well, on his toe today.”
- Average Score For: 26
- Total Yards: 364.75
- Pass Yards: 210.75
- Rush Yards: 154
- Average Score Against: 22.75
- Total Yards: 375.50
- Pass Yards: 280.50
- Rush Yards: 95
Why Bet On The Washington Redskins?
Why should you bet on Washington in this NFC clash? Because they’re playing at home and they have a quarterback that generally doesn’t make mistakes. I think another good reason is that Carolina looked beatable last week and they often have a penchant for the ill-timed, head-scratching loss.
The Redskins completely man-handled in their embarrassing 43-19 loss to New Orleans on Monday night as veteran quarterback Alex Smith failed to throw a touchdown pass and threw a rare interception while Washington was also held to a pitiful 39 rushing yards. Defensively, the Skins allowed future Hall of Famer quarterback Drew Brees to complete an incendiary 26 of 29 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns in the win while setting a new NFL record for career passing yards.
“He throws for 5,000 yards just like he’s sleeping at night, and it’s crazy to see that,” Redskins cornerback Josh Norman said. “He’s at the top of them all right now — and he’s not done yet.”
- Average Score For: 20.75
- Total Yards: 358
- Pass Yards: 245
- Rush Yards: 113
- Average Score Against: 21.75
- Total Yards: 320.25
- Pass Yards: 227.75
- Rush Yards: 92.50
Panthers vs Redskins NFL Week 6 Betting Trends
- Carolina is 8-4 ATS in the last 12 games on the road
- Carolina is 10-4 SU in the last 14 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games at home
- Washington is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games at home
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Panthers vs Redskins
I really don’t care that Carolina is on the road in this week 6 matchup against Washington. For me, the Panthers are the superior team on both sides of the ball even though the Skins give up 1.0 fewer points per game than the Panthers defensively.
In addition to still dangerous dual-threat superstar Cam Newton, Carolina has some big-time playmakers in second-year running back Christian McCaffrey and veteran wide receiver in Devin Funchess. Unfortunately, Washington is lacking talent at the skill positions, not to mention veteran running back Adrian Peterson may miss this affair with a shoulder injury.
The Skins have gone 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in October. Conversely, Carolina is a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game and a consistent 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. While I’m surprised that Washington is even favored in this contest, the Panthers Carolina are the easy pick to win and cash in!
NFL Week 6 Pick: Panthers 31 Redskins 24