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Falcons-Redskins Betting Preview: Time to Buy Atlanta Off a Bye?

Nov 04, 2018 8:21 AM EST

USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tevin Coleman (26) and Adrian Peterson (26).

Betting odds: Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins

  • Spread: Redskins -1.5
  • Over/Under: 47
  • Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: Spread bets in this game are split 50/50 at the time of writing, but the Falcons are getting 63% of the money.

They opened at +2.5 at most books and were at one point down to +1, but it appears there has been some buyback on Washington, which has since moved back to -1.5/-2 depending on the shop (check here for updated line).

We have yet to see the line hit the key number of three.Mark Gallant

Trends to know: The Redskins have not made the playoffs since 2015 and have not won a playoff game since 2005, but things are looking up through the first half of this season.

They enter Week 9 with a 5-2 record and have won and covered three consecutive games, which were all basically around a pick’em. Since 2003, teams to win and cover at least three straight after missing the playoffs the season prior are 141-115-8 (55.1%) against the spread, according to our Bet Labs data.

In November or later, those teams are 104-77-7 ATS (57.5%), profiting bettors 22.6 units. — Evan Abrams

Did you know? Adrian Peterson has eclipsed the 4.0 yards per carry with 90-plus rush yards in each of his past three games. Peterson hadn’t accomplished either feat since Nov. 15, 2015.

In Week 9, the Redskins face a Falcons defense that has allowed nine rushing touchdowns (29th) and 4.81 yards per carry (26th). Atlanta also ranks 31st against the rush in DVOA this season. — Abrams



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