Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

OddsShark.comFeatured ColumnistOctober 23, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 20:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos walks off of the field after an incomplete pass during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Arriving in Denver with plenty of momentum after a marathon win over the Bears, Washington has also covered seven of nine against the Broncos dating back to 1980. The 'Skins have also covered four straight as double-digit road pups.

Point spread: Broncos opened as 14-point favorites; the total was 55. (Line updates and Matchup report)

Computer Prediction
: 42.6-24.4 Broncos

Why the Redskins can cover the spread

Suddenly Washington is playing in sync on offense, and that can be bad news for every team on its schedule. The Redskins are in after a marathon win over the Bears, a victory that saw Washington rush for 209 yards. By spreading the wealth among Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris and Roy Helu. Time management is on the 'Skins' side.

They have covered four straight in this situation as a double-digit road dog, according to the OddsShark.com Broncos-Redskins matchup report.

Why the Broncos can cover the spread

After Sunday's loss to the Colts, and this one being in the Mile High City, you better believe the Broncos will be fired up to take the field and get this one in the books. Indianapolis had the right style to challenge the Broncos on both sides of the ball. Washington doesn't have the defense to challenge Peyton Manning and company.

Smart Pick

The Redskins are now 2-4 in a division where nine wins could get you into the postseason. And for as inspired as this offense has been playing, and as uninspired as the Broncos' defense has performedit ranks 27th overall in allowing 28.1 points per gameit's quite possible Denver will be involved in yet another marathon.


The Redskins are 7-2 ATS vs Denver since 1980.

Washington is 4-0 ATS past four games as double-digit road underdogs.

The Broncos are 3-6 ATS past nine games as double-digit home chalk.

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