Redskins vs. Bengals Pick
The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals meet up in London this Sunday at 9:30AM ET. Will the two put on a show for the overseas fans?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Bengals are a slight favorite in London, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Redskins. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 47 points. The Bengals have won three straight meetings with the Redskins and the two have hit the under in three of their last five meetings.
Washington had a four-game win streak snapped last week by the Lions in Detroit, 20-17. Washington is now 4-3 on the season and 5-2 with the over. Washington is an offense that is producing 403.3 yards per game, but the team continues to be without tight end Jordan Reed, who remains in the concussion protocol and is listed as doubtful to play right now. He has 316 yards and two touchdowns in 2016. Kirk Cousins has been playing well lately and now has 1,996 yards passing with 10 touchdowns on the season. Defensively, Washington is giving up 23.1 points and 379.7 yards per game. The unit could be without their top star this weekend as CB Josh Norman is also coming off a concussion last week and is questionable to play. Norman has 27 tackles with 1 INT and 8 pass deflections this year.
Cincinnati is coming off a 31-17 win over the Browns last week to improve to 3-4 on the season. Cincy is 4-3 with the over this year. The Bengals have a sound offense that is averaging 410.7 yards per game, yet producing just 20 points per contest. The offense had a nice burst last week thanks to Jeremy Hill, who ran for 168 yards and a touchdown. However, he injured his wrist and is listed as questionable for this game. Andy Dalton has thrown for 2,065 yards and eight touchdowns this season with only two interceptions while A.J. Green has 50 catches for 775 yards and three scores. The defense is giving up 23.1 points and 366.1 yards per contest.
The London football games haven’t produced a lot of great action. The travel seems to keep teams from looking terribly sharp. Both offenses have some big questions coming in as well, with the Redskins possibly not having Reed and Cincinnati possibly not having Hill. If Washington is without Norman on defense, Green should have a big game, but I am not sure he can do enough on his own to hit the over.
NFL WEEK 8 PICK: REDSKINS/BENGALS UNDER 47