NFL: Redskins can make early inroads in Washington


NFL expert Tom Selwyn (@Tom_Selwyn) shares his expert opinion on the best bets available from Monday Night Football in Washington.

Chicago Bears @ Washington Redskins | Tuesday 24th September 2019, 01:15 | Sky Sports

Not the most glamorous game for us this week with the Chicago Bears travelling to Washington to take on the Redskins.

Chicago has started slowly this year and could very easily be 0-2 like Washington is if not for a crazy ending in Denver last week. The defence has been as advertised, allowing an average of just 12 points a game across the first two weeks, but the offense, led by QB Mitch Trubisky, has so far failed to get it going.

Trubisky is averaging just 174 yards a game through the air, has thrown for 0 TDs and, using ESPN’s QBR in this instance, is ranked 28th with just 28.2. Put simply, he’s not been good enough for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations for this season. Their defence will keep them in most games, but the lack of scoring has got to be a concern.

Washington, despite their record, has actually been able to put up a decent amount of points – sitting at 24 a game so far – and have had the lead in both games, which given their talent level and the opposing defences they’ve faced (Eagles and Cowboys) is quite impressive.

I don’t envisage them blowing the Bears away, but I can certainly see them giving the Chicago defence a shock in the first half before they’re able to make any adjustments. Indeed, I like Washington to win the First-Half at odds-against (33/20 Unibet).

The Redskins have averaged 13.5 points in the First-Half this year (tied for 8th in the league), whereas the Bears have put up just 4.5 points (30th), so I like Washington to be in front at the half.

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Chicago Bears @ Washington Redskins – Washington Redskins to win the First-Half (33/20 Unibet)

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Tom got into betting after taking a marketing role at Sportingbet in 2009. He's since moved on to IT, but has remained within the industry. His passion in both betting and watching is the NFL, but also follows many other sports. Other interests include rock music, following the Patriots and being confused as to which Nottingham Forest team will show up each week.

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