NFL Preseason Week 4 Washington vs Tampa Bay Favorites

NFL Preseason Week 4 Washington vs Tampa Bay Favorites

Written by on August 31, 2016

The Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will both look to close out their 2016 preseason campaigns on a positive note when they square off at Raymond James Stadium on Thursday night. Now, let’s find out where the value in this matchup is and the NFL expert picks.

NFL Preseason Week 4 Redskins vs Buccaneers Favorites

When: Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM ET Where: Raymond James Stadium Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3 / Over/Under: 39.5  

Why Bet Washington +3 Points

The Washington Redskins have won two preseason games and are coming off 21-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. Kirk Cousins led Washington to victory by throwing for 188 passing yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and tight end Vernon Davis combined for 98 receiving yards on seven catches. Backup running back Robert Kelley rushed for a team-high 51 yards on 12 carries while Will Blackmon led the Redskins with six tackles and Ziggy Hood added one sack.

Why Bet Tampa Bay -3 Points

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have also won two preseason games, including their 30-13 Week 3 win over Cleveland. Second-year quarterback Jameis Winston passed for 259 yards and two touchdowns in the win while Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson combined for 190 receiving yards and one touchdown. Running back Russell Hansbrough led the rushing attack with 27 yards on nine carries.  Kwon Alexander recorded a team-high seven tackles while Noah Spence added one sack in the win.

Expert Prediction and Betting Pick

With two excellent backup quarterbacks taking the field in Washington’s Colt McCoy and Tampa Bay’s Mike Glennon, I say the Over 39.5 Total points is the best pick on the board. Glennon is a guy that could easily start for a handful of other teams and McCoy is at least competent. Both veteran signal-callers should be able to light up the opposing second and third string backups they’ll be facing in this affair.

My Pick: Over 39.5 Total Points