Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/8/2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
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The New Orleans Saints host the Washington Redskins at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday, October 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.
The Saints have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread. The Redskins have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-2-0.
Valuable Washington Redskins Betting Trends
The Washington Redskins are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Washington Redskins are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Washington Redskins Injuries
09/30/18 RB Adrian Peterson Ankle is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
09/30/18 T Morgan Moses Concussion is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
09/30/18 G Shawn Lauvao Calf is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
09/30/18 T Trent Williams Ankle is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
09/30/18 S Troy Apke Hamstring is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
09/19/18 RB Rob Kelley Toe IR
09/12/18 WR Cam Sims Ankle IR
09/12/18 WR Trey Quinn Ankle IR
09/04/18 G Arie Kouandjio Quad IR
09/04/18 G Tyler Catalina Shoulder IR
08/15/18 WR Robert Davis Knee IR
08/11/18 RB Derrius Guice ACL IR
08/11/18 TE Manasseh Garner ACL IR
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
09/30/18 LB Manti Te'o Knee is questionable Monday vs Washington
09/30/18 DE Marcus Davenport Hip is questionable Monday vs Washington
09/30/18 RB Mark Ingram Suspension Served is probable Monday vs Washington
09/26/18 CB Patrick Robinson Ankle IR
09/21/18 WR Tommylee Lewis Knee IR
09/04/18 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Neck IR
09/04/18 DB Rickey Jefferson Knee IR
09/04/18 RB Shane Vereen Finger IR
09/04/18 WR Travin Dural Arm IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington Redskins have run for 413 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the NFL. They've run 99 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Redskins have been penalized on offense 22 times for 219 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the league in penalties. They are 16th in the NFL in points scored with 64. They have run 201 plays this season for 1,149 yards, which ranks them 16th in the league in total offense. The Redskins average 5.7 yards per play, which is 15th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 70 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Smith averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion. He has completed 66 passes on 96 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.8%. His quarterback rating is 102.2. He has thrown for 767 yards this season.
The Redskins rush defense has allowed 60 attempts for 272 yards this year, putting them in 32nd place in the league against the run. Washington has committed 26 penalties for 208 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 14th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 20.6% of possessions on defense, which is 20th in the league. They are 28th in the league in points allowed on defense with 44. They have surrendered a total of 834 yards on D, which is 21st in the NFL. The Redskins are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has given up 4.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 68 passes on 110 attempts against the Washington Redskins defense this season, placing them 4th and 12th in the National Football League. The Washington pass defense has also given up a total of 562 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Washington Redskins have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 21st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83.3%. Washington Redskins kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 603 yards on 14 punts, averaging 43.1 yards per punt. That places them 13th in the NFL in punting average. Washington is ranked 23rd in the league in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 27 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 27th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 12 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 73 yards on special teams, ranking 15th in kick return yardage. The Redskins average 14.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 24 yards this year. They are 17th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,280.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints are 4th in the National Football League in points scored with 137. They have run 264 plays this year for 1,673 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 6.3 yards per play, which is 1st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 101 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans has run for 418 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in the league. They've run 95 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 28 times for 301 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the NFL in penalties. Drew Brees has passed for 1,295 yards this year. He's completed 122 throws while attempting 161 passes for a completion percentage of 75.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 115.3. He averages 10.6 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt.
New Orleans is 10th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 121. They have given up a total of 1,562 yards on D, which is 17th in the league. The Saints are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Their pass defense has allowed 8.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 16th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 100 throws on 134 attempts against the New Orleans defense this season, ranking them 13th and 17th in the league. The Saints pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,244 yards in the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 98 attempts for 318 yards this season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. The New Orleans Saints have had 22 penalties for 234 yards on defense this year. That places them 7th in the league. They've allowed a score on 42.2% of possessions on defense, which is 16th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans is 16th in the NFL in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 31 punt return yards and are averaging 3.9 yards per return, which is 25th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 10 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 197 yards on special teams, placing them 8th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 21.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 47 yards this season. They are 2nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,951. The New Orleans Saints have tried 11 field goals this season and made 10, which is 11th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 90.9%. New Orleans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 632 yards on 13 punts, averaging 48.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 8th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Redskins/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Redskins +7
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