How To Bet On Redskins Bills - Redskins And Bills Try To Make A Move This Year
The Washington Redskins have been going nowhere the past half-decade. The Buffalo Bills have been lost in a fog over the past full decade. The two teams clash in the preseason opener.
Washington Redskins @ Buffalo Bills - Thursday, August 9
Online football betting line: No line
Why Washington Will Win
The National Football League can feel like an online casino at times, and the existence of the Washington Redskins offers proof of such a statement. The Redskins have spent so much money at the big table the past several years, betting big on various college prospects and NFL veterans only to see them fall spectacularly short of intended hopes and goals.
The Redskins organization has persistently suffered under the questionable leadership of owner Daniel Snyder, a free spender who has simply not used wisdom or restraint in the process of building his team. The Redskins are a very wayward outfit, and that's why they haven't made the NFL playoffs in several years. This team will be on a mission in Buffalo. It is mindful of the importance of making a statement… not just to itself, but to its fan base as well.
Why Buffalo Will Win
If betting websites do lean to Buffalo in this game, they'll likely include optimism as a reason for the Bills to defeat the Redskins. When the Buffalo Bills take the field for this preseason opener, they will certainly be excited to embark upon a new journey. Buffalo has languished over the past decade in the AFC East, failing to do anything of consequence or import in the face of the mighty New England Patriots and the formidable New York Jets. Even the Miami Dolphins, not one of the most stable franchises in the NFL, has been able to make the playoffs in recent years. Buffalo, though, has clearly fallen behind the pack. With this realization in mind, the Bills have yearned for an offseason that generated more enthusiasm than disappointment.
This appears to have been Buffalo's long-desired spring and summer of hope. The Bills are thrilled to have defensive end Mario Williams on their roster; Williams won't get a lot of work in this game (he doesn't need it), but his mere presence is going to provide some extra juice to his teammates. Intensity and energy level mean so much in the preseason, especially since the playbooks are fairly vanilla and at least three different sets of players are receiving action. Coaches need to evaluate players, so they're going to rotate a lot of bodies on and off the field. This blurs the distinction between any two NFL teams, but what must be remembered is that Buffalo will be energized. That's a big part of the battle called "professional football."
Who Will Win
Both teams want to impress their coaches. Washington, though, will probably enter this game with more of a sense that it needs to win games in order to placate its fan base. Buffalo knows it must emerge when the regular season begins. Washington is feeling more heat inside the organization. This kind of distinction might seem trivial to many, but it will matter for the Redskins. They'll win on the road this Thursday.
NFL Football Betting Pick: Washington