Washington Redskins vs Buffalo Bills Week 9 Football Expert Picks / NFL Predictions
The Washington Redskins will head to New Era Field on Sunday afternoon for a tough matchup against the up-and-coming Buffalo Bills.
Odds Analysis: Despite the ugly Week 8 loss, the Bills are still 5-2 and are hosting a team with one win, so they predictably opened at 10.5-point favorites. Buffalo has an elite defense, Washington’s defense has been better of late and both offenses are struggling, so the total opened at a very low 37 points.
|Betting Odds & Stats|
|Washington Redskins||Lines||Buffalo Bills|
|+9.5 (-110)||Spread||-9.5 (-110)|
|Over 36.5 (-110)||Total||Under 36.5 (-110)|
|Washington Redskins||Concensus||Buffalo Bills|
|Over 56%||Total||Under 44%|
|Washington Redskins||Score and stat||Buffalo Bills|
|1-7 (3-5 ATS)||Stats/Additional||5-2 (4-3 ATS)|
|Washington Redskins +9.5|
The Redskins moved to 1-7 after last week’s 19-9 loss on the road against the Minnesota Vikings. The offense was unable to get anything going with veteran Case Keenum under center. Keenum finished 12-of-16 for 130 yards and a lost fumble before suffering a concussion that kept him out for the second half. Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins replaced him, completing 3-of-5 passes for 33 yards and an interception, as the Redskins managed just 216 yards of total offense in the loss.
The Redskins have really had some problems on the year so far. The Redskins have fallen to a 1-7 record on the year so far and have ended up with a 1-3 record on the road this year. In the last game the Redskins ended up getting a loss in the game at the hands of the Vikings 19-9.
Keenum will be the starter if he can play, but he has not been cleared yet. If he cannot go, and Haskins is forced to start, the Redskins are likely staring at their 10th straight loss as an underdog.
Redskins are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 9. Redskins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight-up loss. Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 9.
|C. Keenum Washington Redskins Quarterback|
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|Buffalo Bills -9.5|
With the Bills the team has been rather shocking with how well the Bills have played. The Bills have ended up getting a record that has pushed them to the 5-2 mark on the year and 2-2 on their home field. The Bills in the last game did end up losing the game 31-13 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Buffalo running game was shut down by the Eagles defense and quarterback Josh Allen was also the team's leading rusher as he carried the ball 8 times for 45 yards. John Brown was the Bills leading receiver and caught 5 passes for 54 yards.
The Buffalo touchdown passes were caught by Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary, but the offense was never really able to get going. The Bills defense allowed 371 yards total with 218 of those yards coming on the ground to a tough Philadelphia Eagles running core.
The defensive line looked worn down, as the Eagles rushed up the middle 16 times for 79 yards in the fourth quarter to ice the game. That will be something the Bills needs to shore up this week as they get set to face veteran running back Adrian Peterson.
Bills are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game. Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game. Bills are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight-up loss of more.
|J. Allen Buffalo Bills Quarterback|
|Washington CB Quinton Dunbar (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday.|
|Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) returned to practice this week and is eligible to come off IR and return to the field in Week 11 against the New York Jets.|
|Bills RB Frank Gore (15,170) needs 100 yards to pass Barry Sanders and move into third place on the NFL's all-time rushing list.|
|The Pick: Washington Redskins +9.5, Over 36.5|