NFL Free Pick: WAS/CIN
The Washington Redskins are clinging onto hope that they can still make the playoffs in the NFC. But to do so, they’ll need a win this week against the dismal Cincinnati Bengals.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Redskins –7 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 36.5 total points.
Key Trend: The total has gone under in five of Washington’s last five games and in six of Cincinnati’s last nine games at home.
Key Stat: The Redskins are allowing just 18.9 points per game, but also only averaging 16.8 on offense. The Bengals have been even worse, averaging just 11.8 points per game on offense.
Game Outlook: The play in this game is the under because neither team can score and Washington has a solid defense. The weather could also play a factor with the game being in Cincinnati, which aids us advising the under as well. As far as the game is concerned, the Redskins have the better overall stats, the better overall team and still have something to play for. Outside of playing the spoiler role, the Bungles are just looking to get the season over with. Assuming he’s healthy, Clinton Portis should have little issues running against a Bengals’ defense that is allowing 124.8 yards a game and Jason Campbell should have a bounce back week after struggling last Sunday night in Baltimore. Watch the line on this game though. If it rises to over a touchdown in favor of the Skins, skip the point spread or go with the Bengals. We like Washington to cover, but recommend the under as the better play.
Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 15 matchup between the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals game is
WASHINGTON REDSKINS –7
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
Washington Redskins 16
Cincinnati Bengals 7
We also predict that this game will GO UNDER THE TOTAL (36.5 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
Posted: 12/14/08 7:30AM ET