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Carolina at Washington Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

Written by on December 19, 2016

The Washington Redskins are desperate to hold on to their slim playoff hopes and will look to give their postseason hopes a big boost by beating the struggling Carolina Panthers when they square of in their Week 15 NFC clash on Monday night. Now, let’s find out where the value in this intriguing NFL lines.

Carolina at Washington Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info

When: Monday, December 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM ET Where: FedExField TV: ESPN Radio: Carolina / Washington Live Stream: NFL Live NFL Odds: Washington Redskins -6.5 Over/Under: 50.5

Why Bet on the Carolina Panthers?

The Carolina Panthers (5-8 SU, 4-7- 2 ATS) snapped their modest two-game losing streak by beating San Diego 28-16 last weekend to cash in as 1-point favorite. Cam Newton completed just 10 of 27 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown pass while having another TD pass cancelled out by an interception while getting sacked twice. Veteran running back Jonathan Stewart rushed for 66 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries while veteran tight end Greg Olsen hauled in four passes for 87 yards while wide receiver Devin Funchess caught two of passes for 33 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Carolina picked of Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers three times while sacking him whopping five times. Carolina also forced – and recovered – two fumbles in the win.

Why Bet on the Washington Redskins?

The Washington Redskins (7-5- 1 SU, 9-4 ATS) got past Philadelphia 27-22 last weekend to cover the NFL betting line as a 2-point favorite. Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 14 of 21 passes for 234 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the win. Running back Rob Kelley rushed for a team-high 63 yards and one touchdown on16 carries while backup Chris Thompson rushed three times for 38 yards and one score. Speedy wideout DeSean Jackson caught three passes for 102 yards and one touchdown while fellow wideout Pierre Garcon caught five passes for 59 yards and one score. Defensively, the Redskins sacked Eagles’ rookie signal-caller Carson Wentz four times and picked him off once while also forcing three fumbles in the win.

Carolina at Washington Betting Pick: Carolina Panthers

The Washington Redskins may have a better record than Carolina and may be playing at home, but I like Carolina to get the ATS cover – by getting the outright win. I know the Panthers are just 3-7- 1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-8- 1 ATS in their last 10 road games while Washington has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall, but I believe the Panthers are going to close out their uninspiring 2016 campaign by playing some inspired football. The road team in this series is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and Carolina still has plenty of talent, despite their mostly discouraging play this season. The Panthers haven’t showed up when they needed to but I think they’ll get past the Skins much like they did the similarly offensive-minded Chargers a week ago. Washington is desperate to get into the payoffs, but their playoff hopes are taking a big- time hit on Monday night. NFL Pick: Carolina 28 Washington 24
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