Washington Redskins vs Green Bay Packers Predictions

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The Green Bay Packers are at it again. Owners of the best record and top-seed in the NFC last season, they’ve been on fire since a season-opening loss to the Saints winning five in a row while going 5-0 ATS. The Packers are a substantial 9.5-point favorite over the Washington Football Team on Sunday, though it could be a prime letdown spot for the Pack.

Following their 10-point win and cover over NFC North rival Chicago and with a showdown against the Cardinals on Thursday night in Week 8, Aaron Rodgers and his crew might be overlooking the team formerly known as the Redskins, who have lost two straight and are 2-4 SU. And that’s not something most teams get away with in the NFL.

The Week 7 matchup between the Washington Football Team and Green Bay Packers will take place at Lambeau Field at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 24, 2021 and will be televised on FOX.

The Week 7 matchup between the Washington Football Team and Green Bay Packers will take place at Lambeau Field at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 24, 2021 and will be televised on FOX.

Washington Redskins vs Green Bay Packers Odds

Washington Redskins Football Team +9.5 | Green Bay Packers -9.5 [BET NOW]

Washington Redskins vs Green Bay Packers Money Line

Washington Redskins Football Team +327 | Green Bay Packers -415 [BET NOW]

Washington Redskins vs Green Bay Packers Over/Under

Over/Under 48.5 [BET NOW]

Odds Analysis

When Rodgers and the Packers get on a roll the public rides them for all they can. Hitting the board as a 7.5-point favorite, the line was quickly wagered up a few points to Green Bay -9.5. Three of Green Bay’s five wins have come by at least 10 points and they’ll need to do that again to get the payout. Green Bay posted a 10-point win over the Bears last week to continue its streak.

While the Packers are trending up the Football Team is going the opposite direction. They were hammered 31-13 by the Chiefs last week catching 6-points on the closing line. It was Washington’s second straight SU and ATS setback moving them to 2-4 SU and 1-5 ATS for the year. The total was bet down to 48.5 after hitting the board as high as 50 as some shops.

Washington Redskins Football Team

Struggles on defense continue to haunt the Football Team. And it’s something an inexperienced quarterback can’t overcome. A team strength last season when they finished second in total defense and fourth in scoring defense, the group has tumbled mightily. They allowed at least 30 points in a fourth straight game losing to the Chiefs 31-13 last week. Patrick Mahomes threw for 397 yards and KC amassed 499 total yards leaving the stop unit bewildered once again.

The yardage total was the most allowed by Washington this season and the third time an opponent went over 420 total yards. Six games into the season you get a pretty good idea of who you are and the Football Team isn’t very good defensively. They have the worst pass defense and allow the most points in the NFL, which is why the OVER is 4-1 in their last five.

Compounding their problems is the drop off from Taylor Heinicke. Things looked good after initially taking over for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Heinicke led a comeback win over Atlanta that had the team at 2-2. He had seven touchdown passes in his first three starts, but threw for just 182 yards against KC and he has only one scoring pass with three picks in the last two games. And they could be without leading rusher Antonio Gibson, who has been hampered with a leg injury.

Green Bay Packers

Rodgers and the Packers made concessions during the offseason breaking an impasse that originally had the QB wanting out of Green Bay. And it’s a good thing since the championship window is still open. Rodgers continues to play at a high level and as long as he’s slinging it the Packers are in every game. This is a weird spot with a game coming up against Arizona on a short week, but you’d expect Rodgers to be licking his chops with a chance to go against one of the worst defensive units in the league.

After a rough first game Rodgers and the Packers figured things out. They were held to just a field goal by the Saints but have responded by scoring at least 24 points in each of the last five games with Rodgers tossing multiple scoring passes in each for a total of 12 against only one interception. And despite a number of injuries on that side of the football the Packers have been an efficient operation.

Overlooked with what Rodgers has done is a defense that has been sound. The Packers rank fifth in yards allowed and fourth against the pass, and they’ve been good at creating turnovers. With nine takeaways the Packers rank tied-ninth in the league. They held Justin Fields to 174 yards passing while posting four sacks and a pick.

Prediction: Washington Football Team +9.5 and UNDER 48.5

Washington Redskins vs Green Bay Packers Prediction

The Football Team needs to turn its season around and this game comes at a good time with Green Bay likely peeking ahead. And how can you not with a huge tilt in the desert on tap. I still think Washington’s defense will come around and it’s not like the Pack is racking up the points. GB will have to play another strong game defensively to cover and I don’t see Washington scoring enough to reach the total, but I do see them keeping the score within the spread.

Prediction: Washington Football Team +9.5 and UNDER 48.5

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