NFL Preseason Week 3: Cincinnati at Washington Betting Odds & Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 25, 2017 in

The Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday on the final day of preseason action for Week 3 in the National Football League. The Cincinnati Bengals come into the preseason game with a 1-1 record. The Bengals beat Tampa Bay in the opener, and then lost to Kansas City last week.

For the Washington Redskins, they are looking for their first preseason win of 2017. Washington dropped back to back games to the Ravens and Packers. The Redskins will finish their preseason on the road at the Buccaneers next week, In this game, the Washington Redskins are -3 over the Cincinnati Bengals.

NFL Preseason Week 3: Cincinnati at Washington Betting Odds & Preview

When: Sunday, Aug. 27, 4:30 PM ET
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
TV: Fox
Radio: WEBN 102.7 FM (Cincinnati) / ESPN Radio WTEM 980 AM (Washington)
Stream OptionNFL Live
NFL Odds: Washington Redskins -3

Why Bet on Washington Redskins?

Kirk Cousins is playing under the franchise tag, so the narrative is there – he will have a large season. He will need to, as the Redskins do not seem to have much of a running game. The Redskins finished 21st in rushing a season ago. Washington will turn to Rob Kelley as their starting running back.

The Redskins added some receiving help in the offseason. Losing Pierre Garcon, they grabbed Terrelle Pryor, who appears to be their top receiving threat outside of their tight end Jordan Reed. The Redskins will open the 2017 regular season at home against divisional foe Philadelphia.

Why Bet on Cincinnati Bengals?

It’s a big season for Andy Dalton and Marvin Lewis. Dalton has once again got to show that he is a top quarterback, and deserves a chance to start. Lewis is on the hot seat as the head coach, after fizzling out a season ago. The Bengals will have a tough go of it, predicted third in the AFC North.

Are the Bengals a safe bet against the Redskins in Week 3 of the NFL Preseason?

The Bengals should be strong at running back. Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard are both back, and the Bengals drafted Joe Mixon out of Oklahoma. Cincinnati is hoping for a large bounce back, healthy season from A.J. Green. Green caught just 66 passes, for less than 1,000 yards and just 4 touchdowns a season ago.

Expert Pick & Prediction

This should be an interesting game. These are two teams with a ton to prove. Both teams are stuck in tough divisions, where finishing second would be huge. A second place finish in their divisions, would likely get either of these two teams back to the postseason. Look for Washington to come out a little more motivated, wanting to get a win. The Bengals will continue to struggle throwing the football if A.J. Green is not right. Look for Andy Dalton to play a little bit in this game, and then take a seat. When you are betting on this game, it is best to take the Washington Redskins. Bet the Redskins -3 over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.