Football Wagering: Redskins vs. Saints

September 7, 2012 NFL Football

The Washington Redskins leave the nation’s capital for the Big Easy on Sunday to face the New Orleans Saints. Gametime is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET in Mercedes-Benz Superdome, with the game to be televised on the FOX network.

The Redskins come into this game off of a promising preseason where they went 3-1. In their last exhibition game, they outscored the Buccaneers 30-3, holding them scoreless in the first, second, and fourth quarters. In 2011, Washington went 6-9 ATS and 4-4 ATS on the road. All eyes will be on Skins QB Robert Griffin III, making his pro regular season debut. Check the Football Odds for Redskins vs. Saints Game.

The Saints did not have as promising a start in the preseason, earning a 2-3 record and not winning a game on the road. They were defeated in Week 4 of the exhibition schedule by the Tennessee Titans, 10-6, scoring a couple of field goals but little else. In that game, though, the Saints rested every starter. In the 2011 regular season, the Saints were a respectable 12-4 ATS and an amazing 8-0 ATS in the Superdome. In fact, they averaged 41.6 ppg at home in 2011, and are on a 14-4 run ATS there.

These two teams have met six times since 2001, with each team winning three of those matchups. The last four of these games have been barnburners, with scores of 33-30, 29-24, 16-10, and 24-20. In December 2009, the Saints came out with the 33-30 win, but were favored by 9 ½ points. In 2006, New Orleans was also favored by 9 ½, with Washington winning 16-10 and covering. The teams were even money in 2008. Start your Football Wagering on Redskins vs. Saints Game.

New Orleans is listed as a 7 point favorite this year. When they were the favorite last year, the Saints went 11-3 ATS, and 8-0 ATS as the home favorite. The Skins went 5-7 ATS as the underdog in 2011, and 3-4 ATS as the away dog. The over/under is set at 50.

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