If you’re an NFL betting enthusiast and you like making Over/Under total wagers, then you’re in for a treat as I offer up my expert O/U pick on Monday night’s intriguing matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Washington Redskins. Drew Brees and the Saints will look to beat their second straight NFC East opponent while Washington looks to subdue its second consecutive NFC Super Bowl hopeful. Now, let’s find out if the Over or Under is the right call in this affair.
Monday Night Football: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints
🏈: Monday Night Football: Washington Redskins (2-1) at New Orleans Saints (3-1)
⏰: Mon. Oct 8, 2018 8:15 PM ET
🏟️: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
📺: ESPN, DTV: 206
🎰: New Orleans Saints -6 -110 | -260 | U 52 -110
Washington has a bye this past weekend after stunning Green Bay 31-17 two weeks ago to cash in as a 2.5-point home underdog as veteran running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 120 yards and two scores and quarterback Alex Smith added two TD passes in the win. The game’s 48 combined points played Over the 45.5-point O/U total after the Skins played Under the total in their first two games this season.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints are coming off a convincing 33-18 win over the rebuilding New York Giants in Week 4, thanks mostly to the contributions of gifted, dual-threat running back Alvin Kamara. The second-year former Alabama backup rushed for three touchdowns in the second half
and the Saints’ defense played their best game of the season. The game’s 51 total points played just under the 51.5-point total as New Orleans moved to 2-2 O/U on the season.
Expert Pick and Prediction
For this week 5 Monday Night Football showdown, I’m going to advise you to play the Over 52.5-point total. The Over is 5-0 in Washington’s last 5 games in the month of October. The Over is also 7-1 in the Redskins last 8 road games against a team with a winning home record, 15-6 in their last 21 road games and 21-9 in their last 30 games against their NFC counterparts.
The Over is 7-1-1 in New Orleans’ last 9 home games against a team with a winning road record, 5-1 in their last 6 games against their NFC conference rivals and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. Cementing my pick is the fact that the Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two NFC-based rivals. New Orleans puts at least 30 on the board while the Skins top the 21-point plateau.
Predicted Score Saints 31 Redskins 24