NFL betting has the Redskins as a 6.5 point favorite with a total of 38.5. NFL bet action last week had the Redskins failing to cover against St. Louis in a 9-7 win. Washington could struggle in this game as well and Detroit may have a chance to win a game outright for the first time in more than a year.
Washington simply hasn’t done much offensively this season and that makes them ripe for an upset in NFL bet odds. Last week against the Rams the Redskins made it into the red zone four times against the Rams and couldn’t score a TD. Quarterback Jason Campbell has done little and his receivers haven’t helped either. Last week they dropped two passes inside the 10-yard line. “You’ve got to look at it like this--we won the game,” Santana Moss said, “We did something to win the game, therefore that’s all we can hang our hat on for right now. And we’ll work to do our best in the future.” The one player that has done well so far is tight end Chris Cooley who has 14 catches for 151 yards and one touchdown as NFL bet stats show.
Washington has played well in domes lately in NFL betting as they are 7-2 in domes the past six years including wins over Detroit in 2004 and 2008. The Redskins-Lions NFL bet series goes all the way back to when the teams were known as the Boston Redskins and the Portsmouth Spartans in the early 1930s. The two franchises have met a total of 40 times, including three times in the playoffs, with the Redskins holding the 27-10 series lead in the regular season and 3-0 in the NFL bet postseason. Last season in NFL bet results it was Washington winning 25-17 in NFL betting at Ford Field.
From 1999-2008, the Redskins are 17-15 straight up in NFL bet games in the month of September. The Redskins are 4-1 against the NFL bet pointspread in their last 5 games in September. The problem for gamblers making an NFL bet with Washington is that they are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite. Detroit is a poor home NFL bet underdog though as they are 1-8 in NFL betting in their last 9 games as a home underdog.