On Sunday the Redskins will play their first game away from home in a matchup at St. Louis against the winless Rams. Kickoff is at 4:10 PM Eastern and the game can be seen on FOX. Sbg global sportsbook opened with Washington as a 3.5-point favorite and with an over/under of 38.
Washington Gave Away Cash
The Washington Redskins are coming off a tough 30-27 overtime loss last week to the Houston Texans in which they blew a 27-10 lead with 3:51 remaining in the 3rd quarter. It was a brutal reminder to gamblers to not count the money until the dealing is done as Houston quarterback Matt Schaub rallied the Texans with nearly 500 yards in total passing yardage. To add insult to injury the Redskins suffered a blocked field goal of a short range attempt in the 4th quarter. After loss cornerback DeAngelo Hall was critical of defensive calls made by the Redskins coaching staff but later backed off. It will be interesting to see how Washington responds to such a tough loss.
Meanwhile the St. Louis Rams continue to struggle as they are 0-2 straight up and 1-1 against the spread. The Rams are coming off a 16-14 loss at Oakland but did win the NFL bet as 3-point dogs as the game went under the total. The Rams remain one of the worst teams in the NFL until proven otherwise but would figure to have a legitimate shot for victory against a Washington team that won only 4 games last year.
On the Job Training
2010 number one overall draft pick Sam Bradford continues his on the job training as Rams quarterback. Bradford has a 57% completion rate with 420 yards and a 3/4 touchdown to interception ratio. He has not been helped by a mediocre supporting cast and star running back Steven Jackson has also been under par with a 3.8 yards per carry average.
Washington has a habit of playing down to their level of competition as they have beaten the spread in just 6 out of their last 26 NFL wagering online matchups versus teams with losing records. The Rams have covered just 9 out of their last 30 home games. The dog is 7-2 against the spread in this series but the road team has covered 7 out of the last 9 between these two teams.