Detroit is struggling right now, but it certainly hasn’t helped that Matthew Stafford has been unable to play. The Lions’ quarterback has a fractured back, and could be out for a total of six weeks. Matt Patricia has labeled him as week to week. Meanwhile, the defense continues to be utter garbage. It is ranked 26th in Football Outsiders DVOA, and 24th against the pass. Even with Jeff Driskel playing fairly well (260 total yards, three touchdowns, no turnovers against Dallas), the Lions simply cannot compete if they continue to give up so many points per game. The only team to score less than 26 points against Detroit the last five games has been Chicago.
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Washington continues to be one of the worst teams in football. They are 1-9 with a point differential of -128, and are coming off of a 34-17 drubbing to the now 3-7 Jets. Their defense is rated 28th in DVOA, with their offense somehow being worse at 31st. Only the Dolphins, Jets, and Bears average less yards per play on the year. Though he did throw his first two touchdown passes of the year last week, rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins continues to be sacked at an alarming rate. He has been brought to the turf on 15.1% of his drop-backs so far.
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Lions at Washington
Point Spread: Washington +3.5
Total Points: 42.5
Money Line: Washington +150; Lions -186
Overall 2019: Lions 3-3-1; Washington 1-9
ATS 2019: Lions 4-6; Washington 3-7
O/U 2019: Lions 7-3; Washington 4-6
Lions - QB Matthew Stafford (back) out, DL Trey Flowers (concussion) out, DL Da’Shawn Hand (ankle) out, CB Rashaan Melvin (ribs) questionable
Redskins - TE Vernon Davis (concussion) out, DL Daron Payne (ankle) doubtful, RB Adrian Peterson (toe) questionable, RB Chris Thompson (toe) questionable
Notable Prop Bets
Lions Total Touchdowns - Over 2.5 +102, Under 2.5 -136
Washington Total Points - Over 19.5 -115, Under 19.5 -112
First to 20 Points - Lions -120, Washington +170, Tie +380
Total Yards of Shortest Touchdown - Over 1.5 -106, Under 1.5 -125
- Washington has lost each of their last nine home games.
- The Lions have covered the spread in each of their last four games against Washington.
- Each of Washington’s last seven home games against NFC North opponents have gone OVER the total points line.
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