Washington Top NFL Spreads Week 1-16
Things are looking up in the nation’s capital for the first time since RGIII led the ‘Skins to the NFC East title as a rookie. Kirk Cousins earned a big contract with his stellar play down the stretch last season, and Washington is going to be an exciting part of the division race again this year. The team has an opportunistic defense, and Cousins showed both the accuracy and the confidence to lead his team to success. It was not enough to get by Aaron Rodgers in the wild card round, but the year was still a huge step forward. Let’s take a look at some of Washington’s top NFL betting picks for the coming season.
Washington Redskins Top NFL Spreads Week 1-16
Week 3: Washington at New York Giants (-3)
The G-men elevated offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo to the head position after Tom Coughlin stepped down after a successful tenure in Gotham. However, the Giants have a lot of problems — particularly in the area of pass defense and pass protection — that they don’t seem to have addressed as of yet. So could Cousins torch the Giants in this game? Absolutely. And while Eli Manning should have Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham, Jr. as stellar targets, if the Giants aren’t engaged on both sides of the ball, the Redskins could make this a laugher. I like Washington to win and cover.
Week 5: Washington at Baltimore (-2.5)
Unless the football gods have selected Baltimore for some special punishment, the Ravens should have a lot more healthy bodies on the field next year, with a recovered Joe Flacco under center. The Redskins don’t have the defense to keep up with the Ravens’ attack when it is healthy, and the Ravens are one team that will be ripe for redemption after a miserable 2015. I like Baltimore to win and cover.
Week 11: Green Bay (-2.5) at Washington
This is the rematch of last year’s wild card matchup, when the NFC North runners-up visited Washington by virtue of their NFC East title. The Packers left with a victory, but the first half was a lot closer than the Packers would have liked it to be. If the Redskins have figured things out a little bit more on defense, then they should be able to keep things closer. But can they hold the margin to less than a field goal? I’m not convinced. Give me the Packers to win and cover.
Week 15: Carolina (-3) at Washington
Are you kidding me? Take Carolina to win and cover all day long. That is a minuscule line given the difference in talent between these two squads. I think the Redskins will be a better team than they were this year, but they don’t have a chance to stay within a field goal of Cam Newton’s squad.