Monday Night Football will feature the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints this coming Monday. These are two teams that are going to be hungry for a win on a national stage. The Redskins have been struggling along this year but come into this one with a 2-1 record and the Saints have been solid as usual coming into it with a 3-1 record. Both offenses can move the ball at a very high rate and we could be in for a shootout in New Orleans.
The Saints are favorites by 6.5 points at home. The over under for the game is set at 52.5 points but we can expect many more points than that to be scored. The Saints are 2-2 against the spread this year while the Redskins sit at 2-1 against the spread. This one has all the makings of a high scoring affair so hammer that over button at 52.5 points.
Redskins vs. Saints Odds
Spread: New Orleans Saints -6.5
Redskins vs. Saints Head to Head
The Redskins seem to have the Saints’ number when it comes to the all-time series. In 28 games, the Redskins have won 17 of them. The last meeting between these two teams came last year as the Saints won at home 34-31 The last Redskins win came back in 2015 as they destroyed the Saints to a tune of 47-14. The Redskins have won four of the last five in New Orleans. The Saints won the only other Monday night game in the series in 1992.
Redskins vs. Saints Stats
There is no question that the Saints are going to be able to move the ball. They score an average of 34.3 points a game and throw for 326 yards a game. Drew Brees is one of the most prolific passers in the game today and he will put on a show against a defense that has been pretty solid. The Redskins do only allow 14 points a game but they have played a few weak offenses. Look for Alex Smith and the Redskins to tear apart the Saints defense as they allow 323 passing yards a game.
Redskins vs. Saints News
The Redskins have a ton of guys on the injury list this week. Wide receivers Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson, running back Adrian Peterson, corner Josh Norman, and tackle Trent Williams are key guys that they don’t really want to miss this game. They are all listed as questionable so they will probably play come Monday night. The only Saints injury report listee is linebacker Manti Te’o.
Redskins vs. Saints Prediction
Look for this to be a high scoring game where both teams throw a ton of passes. Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in history and even though this is the case, I think the Redskin defense could give him fits early on until he settles in. Alex Smith is a smart enough quarterback that he is going to see weakness in the pass defense and capitalize. I think the Saints will bring this one home, with a lot of points scored, but the Redskins will keep it close and cover.