Before Packers–Redskins kicks off in prime time, there are some potential blowouts on the Week 11 schedule. Are any of those lines too high?
The Redskins (5-3-1) were two-point favorites the last time they hosted the Packers (4–5) in last year’s playoffs after winning the NFC East, only to lose 35–18. The Redskins take on the Packers in the Week 11 Sunday night matchup in a similar spot from a betting perspective at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Washington is listed as a 2.5-point betting favorite this time around at home, with some books already moving to -3 in the wake of Green Bay’s recent struggles. The Packers may still have Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, but their defense has been brutal, surrendering an average of 37 points during their current three-game losing streak.
The good news is that they have beaten the Redskins in six of the past seven meetings and covered the spread in seven of the last eight, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
Before that game kicks off in prime time, there are a few earlier matchups during the day worth wagering. And unlike last week, there are a number of games with huge point spreads: Seven teams are favored by more than six points.
The biggest favorites on the betting board are the Patriots (7–2), who are listed as 13-point chalk visiting the 49ers (1–8), who have gone 1–7 against the spread during an eight-game skid. The Patriots are 16–3 straight up in their last 19 games after a loss.
New England suffered a 31–24 loss to Seattle at home last Sunday night. Now, the Seahawks will try to avoid a letdown when they host the Eagles (5–4) as 6.5-point home favorites. The Eagles have lost four of five straight up and against the spread versus Seattle.
The Steelers (4–5) are another top AFC contender coming off a home setback last week, and they will travel to visit the winless Browns in an AFC North matchup. Pittsburgh is eight-point road chalk and has won 22 of the previous 25 games in the series, which obviously does not bode well for Cleveland.
And the Ravens (5–4) lead the AFC North and will take on the hottest team in the NFL when they visit the Cowboys (8–1) as seven-point road underdogs. The Ravens have won the past five meetings with the Cowboys, going 4–1 ATS, but they have dropped seven of their last eight (2–6 ATS) following consecutive wins.