Redskins vs Patriots 2018 NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds.

Redskins vs Patriots 2018 NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds

Written by on July 31, 2018

Staying consistently good in the NFL is no easy feat, but there are some teams that simply do it better than others. You can talk about coaches and players all you want, but it is very often the decisions made in the front office that dictate which teams are able to compete year after year. A good owner needs to be able to put his ego aside for the better of the team, and it is generally those who do that who end up with a winning franchise. Robert Kraft has been the model owner in the New England Patriots, leaving all the football business to people who know better. The end result has been more than a decade of domination by his team, while over in the capital, things have often been run more like a circus than a professional sports franchise. The Washington Redskins are looking to get back to respectability, and they are trying to do so by putting together a better product on the field. The hope is that QB Alex Smith will be the man to help lead the turnaround in Washington.

Redskins vs Patriots 2018 NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds

  • When: Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 PM EST
  • Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
  • TV: NFL Network
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  • 2018 NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds: New England Patriots -4.5 (Over/Under at 37 points)

Recent Head to Head (Last 5 Games)

  • Record: New England Patriots lead 3-2
  • Score: Washington Redskins 18.20 / New England Patriots 30.40
  • Rush Yards: Washington Redskins 95.60 / New England Patriots 135.00
  • Pass Attempts: Washington Redskins 33.20 / New England Patriots 40.60
  • Completion Percentage: Washington Redskins 54.82 / New England Patriots 62.56
  • Passing Yards: Washington Redskins 218.60 / New England Patriots 294.20
  • Total Yards: Washington Redskins 314.2 / New England Patriots 429.2
  • Turnovers: Washington Redskins 1.60 / New England Patriots 1.80

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Why bet on the Washington Redskins?

All the talk in Washington is about the arrival of Alex Smith at the QB position. It’s almost as though this team did not have a capable QB on the roster, as they certainly did with Kirk Cousins, who will be plying his trade in Minnesota after being handed a franchise tag by the Redskins over the past few seasons. The feeling is that Jay Gruden, who inherited Cousins by default, wanted his own man, which is why the change was ultimately made. This is a move that may work out for all parties involved, but if it does not, it’s one that could well blow up in the face of Gruden. This is especially true of the Vikings go on and win the Super Bowl this season, which is a definite possibility. This will be a tough start for the Redskins, as they have lost each of their last 3 meetings with the Patriots by an average of about 13 PPG.

Why bet on the New England Patriots?

Over the past decade or so, we have pretty much known what to expect from the Patriots before the season even began. Things feel a little different this year, though, as the rumors of behind the scenes issues continue to swirl. The Patriots have thrived by having the owner, coach, and star QB seemingly always on the same page, but that does not seem to the case anymore, despite claims to the contrary. Tom Brady isn't going to play in Redskins vs Patriots game. While this may all prove to be a tempest in a teacup, we are still waiting to see how things play out in the opening few weeks of the season. During the preseason, the Patriots will likely be looking to fill some holes where question marks exist, most notably at the WR spot, especially with Julian Edelman out through suspension for the first 4 weeks.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction for Redskins vs Patriots

While I do believe that we will see some decline in the Patriots this season, I’m not so sure it will be as dramatic as some are predicting. The Patriots are favored by 4 ½ with the O/U set at 37 in this one. Let’s take the OVER and the Patriots to cover. Score: Washington Redskins 20 – New England Patriots 27