The San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington Redskins NFL gambling matchup has some wondering whether it will be the Skins’ QB Kirk Cousins’s audition for the Niners, because he and Kyle Shanahan worked together when the latter was Washington’s offensive coordinator and also because each has tons of respect and admiration for the other. The Skins’ long-standing inability to sign Cousins to a long-term deal means he could be a free agent next offseason, but until them, Shanahan will have to make do with (sigh) Brian Hoyer.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 12, 2017
- Date: Sunday, 15th October
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: FedExField
- Sportsbook online odds for fans who bet on NFL games online:
49ers +10½ (-115) 47 (-103) +405
Redskins -10½ (-105) 47 (-117) -532
Close but still no cigar
The 49ers lost 23-26 to the Colts on Sunday, their second consecutive overtime loss and their fourth straight defeat by three or fewer points. Say what you will about the Niners, but at least they keep it close, which has been good enough for a 3-2 ATS record this season, though they are still looking for that elusive first SU win, as well as their second road win in 14 games. Against the Skins, San Fran has, history on their side; the Niners have beaten the Redskins four straight times since 2008 and are 5-1 SU in their last six visits to Washington. The 49ers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against NFC opponents and 4-1 ATS in their last five after a loss, but the fact that they couldn’t beat, or cover the NFL gambling spread, against the still unLucky Colts simply does not bode well for the Niners against the Skins – who are 5-1 ATS in their last six games after a defeat and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing a team with a losing record.
Rested, rejuvenated Redskins return (alliteration!)
The Skins had, along with the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos, the earliest scheduled bye week, and perhaps the most well-deserved. Washington went 2-2 SU and ATS in the first four weeks of what was, statistically speaking, the toughest opening schedule in the league, including a visit to Arrowhead to face arguably the best team right now. The Redskins will be faves for the first time this season, which is not necessarily, winning just three of their last eight, and covering just one of their last 12, as home favourites, a position in which they’re comfortable. The Redskins are, on the other hand, 11-3 SU and ATS in their last 14 games in the early afternoon, 5-1 ATS in their last six games after a loss and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games versus a team with a losing record. The favorite is 5-1-2 ATS in the last eight encounters between Skins and Niners. San Fran’s defense (currently allowing 24.0 points per game), along with its winning streak over Washington, held the Redskins to only 10 points per game in their last three matchups, in each of which the NFL gambling total has gone under.