Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/19/2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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The Green Bay Packers travel to FedExField to take on the Washington Redskins on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40. The Packers had an ATS record of 11-7-1 last season while their over/under record was 13-6-0. The Redskins had an over/under record of 12-4-0 and they were 10-6-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers were 13-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Green Bay Packers were 11-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Washington Redskins Betting Trends
The Washington Redskins were 12-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Washington Redskins were 10-6-0 against the spread last year
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
08/12/17 T Don Barclay Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
07/30/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL PUP
07/30/17 WR Geronimo Allison Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs. Seattle
Key Washington Redskins Injuries
08/12/17 S Su'a Cravens Knee "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
07/30/17 S DeAngelo Hall Knee PUP
07/30/17 TE Jordan Reed Toe PUP
07/30/17 DE Trent Murphy Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers were 4th in the NFL in points scored with 432 last season. They ran 1,029 plays last year for 5,900 yards, which ranked them 8th in the league in total offense. The Packers averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 11th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 349 1st downs last year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Green Bay ran for 1,701 yards as a team, which ranked 20th in the NFL. They ran 374 times last year, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers were penalized on offense 100 times for 827 yards last season, which had them 23rd in the league in penalties. Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,428 yards last season. He completed 401 passes on 610 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His QBR last year was 76.9 while is quarterback rating was 104.2. He averaged 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.0 yards per completion.
Green Bay was 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 388 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,823 yards on D, which was 22nd in the NFL. The Packers were ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense gave up 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 370 passes on 571 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense last season, placing them 21st and 16th in the National Football League. The Green Bay pass defense also gave up a total of 4,308 yards through the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 376 attempts for 1,515 yards last year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. The Packers committed 109 penalties for 964 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 23rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 41% of possessions on defense, which was 28th in the league.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington Redskins ran for 1,696 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 21st in the league. They ran 379 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Redskins were penalized on offense 110 times for 909 yards last season, which had them 12th in the NFL in penalties. They were 12th in the National Football League in points scored with 396. They ran 1,009 plays last year for 6,454 yards, which ranked them 3rd in the NFL in total offense. The Redskins averaged 6.4 yards per play, which was 2nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 345 1st downs last season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Kirk Cousins completed 406 throws while attempting 606 passes for a completion percentage of 67.0% last year. He passed for 4,917 yards. He averaged 12.1 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 97.2 and his QBR was 71.7.
The Redskins rush defense gave up 423 attempts for 1,916 yards last season, putting them in 24th place in the NFL against the run. They had 100 penalties for 1,023 yards on defense last year. That placed them 28th in the league. They allowed a score on 38.5% of possessions on defense, which was 21st in the NFL. Washington was 19th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 383. They gave up a total of 6,046 yards on D, which was 28th in the league. The Redskins were 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 387 throws on 589 attempts against the Washington defense last season, ranking them 27th and 22nd in the league. The Washington Redskins pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,130 yards in the air, which was 25th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Redskins NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Packers +3
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