Free NFL Prediction: Redskins vs Bengals Odds
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(4-3) Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4)
Date: Sunday, October 30th
Time: 9:30 AM
Venue: Wembley Stadium in London, England
ATS Betting Lines: Cincinnati -3.0
NFL Moneyline Odds: Off
NFL Betting Total: 47.0
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The final NFL London game of the season features two division winners from 2015 who are still looking for their identity here in 2016.
Both teams will be hungry to pick up this win after making the trip across the pond and with their bye week looming the following week.
Quarterback play will be the deciding factor in this one as Andy Dalton and Kirk Cousins have been both winning and losing game for their respective teams over the past few seasons.
A heartbreaking loss to the Lions last week dropped the Redskins to their second straight loss and they now have themselves in a crucial game before the bye week.
Wins before the bye week can go a long way in building confidence for the remaining part of the season and while losing obviously has the opposite effect, flying all the way back from London following a loss would be even more damaging to a team’s confidence.
Cousins had one of his better games of the season last week yet the Redskins still fell short to the Lions on the road.
However, more consistent play by Cousins is encouraging for Washington and they will need a similar performance from him this week to match the offensive power on the other side.
The Redskins could be without Josh Norman and/or Bashaud Breeland who are both dealing with injuries.
The biggest loss obviously would be Norman and that seems increasingly more likely with Norman in the concussion protocol and he appears to be a long shot to be cleared for the game.
That loss would hurt any week but especially so this week as the Redskins will be up against AJ Green.
Opposing offenses have targeted Breeland when Norman is on the field and been successful. If Norman is unable to go, the Redskins secondary is in big trouble.
On the offensive side of the ball, expect a mix of running backs for the Washington offense as Matt Jones has had trouble holding onto the football and Chris Thompson and Robert Kelley have been productive.
It will be up to Cousins, the running back group, and Jordan Reed – who is practicing and could return on Sunday – to produce as the defense should have some issues with Green, Dalton, and the Bengals running back duo of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard.
The catch by AJ Green last week to end the first half against the Browns is just a glimpse of the playmaking ability that he possesses and has displayed so far this season.
Green now could be up against a weakened Redskins secondary and expect the Bengals to target him plenty.
The running back duo of Bernard and Hill seems to be finding their rhythm and Dalton has picked up his play over the last few weeks.
Dalton is completing 68 percent of his passes and is starting to stretch the field further than earlier on this season.
The Redskins pass rush has given teams issues this season so it will be up to Dalton to make good decisions both pre and post-snap.
The Bengals have plenty of weapons; Dalton should be able to utilize them to exploit the secondary.
Washington has 10 giveaways this season to just 6 from Cincinnati.
The turnover battle will obviously come into play but limiting big plays from DeSean Jackson and Jamison Crowder will be the most important thing for the Cincinnati defense.
The Bengals shouldn’t have too much of an issue scoring some points so assuming they limit the big plays, Cincinnati should find themselves at .500 heading into the bye week.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Cincinnati is 8-4-2 ATS in their last 14 games following a SU win.
- Cincinnati is 11-4-2 ATS in their last 17 games against NFC opponents.
- Washington is 4-7 ATS in their last 11 games against AFC opponents.
- Over is 6-3 in Washington’s last 9 games following a SU loss
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Cincinnati -3.0
Even with Norman, the Redskins would have a difficult time defending Green. Without Norman, I don’t see any way Green doesn’t beat the Skins for 150 plus yards.
Hill and Bernard should add a solid rushing dynamic and the Bengals should have no problem putting 30 points on the board.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 33 – Washington 20
If Norman and/or Reed are ruled out, this line will jump a bit. I think the Bengals should cover easily though.
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