Washington at Detroit Expert Pick & Prediction

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,October 20, 2016 8:10, EST in

The Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins will both be looking to record consecutive victories and improve their postseason hopes when they square off at Ford Field on Sunday. Now, let’s find out if the Lions can cover the spread as 1-point home favorites or whether the Redskins will get the road upset. Be sure to check out for more NFL lines by clicking here.

Take a Closer Look at the Washington at Detroit Expert Pick, Prediction & TV Info

When: Sunday, October 23, 1:00 PM
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TV: Fox
Radio: Washington / Detroit
Stream Option: NFL Live
NFL Odds: Detroit Lions -1
Over/Under: 48.5

Why Bet The Washington Redskins?

The Redskins are finding ways to win even when they’re not playing their best football! Washington (4-2 SU, 4-2 ATS) has won four straight games after dropping their first two games of the season including a hard-fought 27-20 win over Carson Wentz and the Eagles this past weekend as 3-point underdogs.

Washington is averaging and allowing an eerily identical 23.6 points per game to rank to rank 15th in scoring and 18th in points allowed.

For the season, veteran quarterbacks Kirk Cousins is completing an impressive 65.0 percent of his passes for 1,695 yards with nine touchdowns, but six costly interceptions, including at least one pick in five of his last six games.

Receivers DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed have combined for 649 receiving yards and three touchdowns while running back Matt Jones has rushed for a team-high 433 yards and three touchdowns.

Why Bet The Detroit Lions?

The Lions are playing at home and can score on anyone! Detroit (3-3 SU, 3-3 ATS) has won two straight including their narrow 31-28 win over Los Angeles this past weekend as 2.5-point favorites.

The Detroit Lions have won five of their last seven home games and are averaging 25.0 points per game to rank 12th in scoring. Veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford is completing an incendiary 68.9 percent of his passes for 1,648 yards with 14 touchdowns and a modest four interceptions.

Stafford has thrown seven touchdown passes over the last two games. Receivers Marvin Jones and Golden Tate have combined for 828 receiving yards and five touchdowns while running back Theo Riddick has rushed for a team-high 171 yards and one touchdown.

Defensively, Detroit is allowing 25.5 points per game to rank an uninspiring 22nd in points allowed.

My Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Washington may have won four straight games, but half of those wins came against mediocre teams at best. Detroit has won two hard-fought games in a row, including their 31-28 win over the Rams on Sunday while Washington got past Philadelphia 27-20 in the nation’s capitol.

For me, the Lions are the pick to win outright and cover the NL betting line as a 1-point home favorite, seeing as how they can be downright explosive offensively , are playing a home and have a defense that is nearly identical to Washington’s. I like the way Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford is displaying his newfound leadership skills this season and believe he will lead the Lions to the narrow home win and ATS cover in something of a shootout.

The home team in this NFC rivalry is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings while the favorite has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings. Detroit wins outright to cover.

My Pick: Detroit 31 Washington 28