We often make assumptions about how a team will perform based on what is happening off the field as opposed to evaluating the talent that will be on it. The Washington Redskins have been, for far too long now, a franchise that is more like a travelling circus than a football team. They have consistently overpaid for guys past their prime, and have an owner who seems to enjoy making poor decisions on a regular basis, this clearly affecting their NFL lines every time. The latest bad piece of business is one that may eventually come back to haunt them, so make sure to review the current betting odds for this NFL match in Week 2.For the second straight year, QB Kirk Cousins is playing with the franchise tag, despite playing a major role in helping the Redskins get back to respectability. You know that if they have a bad season this year, the Redskins may try and lowball him on a long-term deal, and that will not end well. The Ram move to LA did not go very smoothly, with Jeff Fisher fired in the first season in California, and their QB draft pick looking like an early bust. Things looked bleak for the Rams this season, but they came bursting out the gate with a huge win in Week 1? Was that a one-off, or can they carry that momentum forward to this weekend?
NFL Lines & Betting Prediction on Redskins vs. Rams for Week 2When: Sunday, September 17 at 4:25 PM ESTWhere: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, LATV: FOXRadio: WTEM 980 AM (Washington) / ESPNLA 710AM (LA)Live Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Lines: Los Angeles Rams -2 ½ (-120)
Why Bet on the Washington Redskins at +2 ½?As much as I hate to keep rattling on about the Kirk Cousins situation, you have to wonder when this franchise is going to understand what they have and just pay the man. Cousins threw the ball 40 times in the opening week 30-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, racking up 240 yards and a TD. The Redskins running game was non-existent, and it was Cousins who accounted for 30 of the 64 yards that Washington managed on the ground. Were he not on the field for this team, the offense would be a total disaster.The Redskins are now just 2-5 SU in their last 7 games, and a loss here could put their season in real jeopardy. Where they have been good is ATS on the road, where they have compiled a 9-2 record in their last 11 games. The OVER is usually the best bet for the Redskins, but 8 of the last 11 meetings between these two teams have gone UNDER.
Why bet on the LA Rams at -2 ½?If we are going to be brutally honest, we did not see that Week 1 Rams win coming. Sure, the feeling was that they had a shot against an Indianapolis Colts team minus QB Andrew Luck, but did anyone really think the Rams would come out and win 46-9? This is a team that was a mess on offense last year, with many folks already writing off QB Jared Goff. The young man may end up having the last laugh, though, especially if he can continue to post the sort of numbers he did in Week 1, where he went 21 of 29 for 309 yards and a TD pass.If Todd Gurley can get the running game back on track, this team could be very dangerous indeed. The Redskins are going to be a tougher proposition for the Rams, though, and while they have beaten Washington in 2 of their last 3 meetings, it was the Redskins who won last time out. That said, The Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings with Washington, and they come into this one as a 2 ½ point favorite.
Latest NFL Lines Trends
- Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 17 of Washington’s last 22 games
- LA Rams is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
- LA Rams is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Rams’s last 5 games