It could be a high scoring game on Sunday night football as the Green Bay Packers visit the Washington Redskins on NBC. The Packers are struggling at 4-5 but they are just a game out of first in the NFC North while the Redskins are 5-3-1 but likely playing for a Wild Card as Dallas is running away with the NFC East. Let’s look at the matchup and Sunday Night Football picks.
The Packers visit the Redskins on Sunday, November 20th with a start time of 8:30 pm Eastern on NBC.
Sunday Night Football Odds from the Top Sports Betting Sites
Washington -3, total 48
Packers at Redskins
The Packers come into this betting game having lost four of their last five games and coaches and players are complaining through the press. Mike McCarthy had to go on TV and defend his record as a coach while quarterback Aaron Rodgers is telling people his teammates need to play with more energy. The best sportsbooks online knows that the defense for Green Bay is a major problem as they gave up 47 points to Tennessee last week. Rodgers is putting up gaudy numbers as he had 371 yards last week but if you watch the games there is no question Rodgers is not playing as he has in the past.
Washington is coming off a good win over Minnesota last week as Kirk Cousins threw for 262 yards while new starting running back Robert Kelley had 97 yards. Washington continues to play close games as seven times this season their games have been decided by a TD or less. And Washington is 4-2-1 in those games. “We have a pretty good resolve in this locker room,” linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. “We know every game is going to be close. You rarely have a game where you just beat a team 40-0. We know most games we’re playing are going to be close, and you have to have that mindset going into every game that you have to play for a full 60 minutes.”
The Packers are banged up on the offensive line with two starters questionable but the bigger question this week for Green Bay is the status of linebacker Clay Matthews who has missed the past three games. On the other side the Redskins are hoping wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be available after he missed last week’s game.
The Packers are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The Packers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC. The Packers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Packers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Redskins are 9-25-2 ATS in their last 36 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
The Under is 14-5 in the Packers last 19 vs. the NFC. The Over is 7-0 in the Redskins last 7 home games.
Sunday Night Football Picks
It seems every game for Washington goes down to the wire so I will take the points with Green Bay and also play the game over the total.