Redskins Rams Betting – Redskins, Rams Clash In Week Four Battle Of Expectations
Every sports betting year in the NFL are teams that meet and even exceed expectations, while others fall drastically short. After falling just a field goal shy of another big win against the division rival Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, the Washington Redskins are 2-1 and have already turned some heads in the NFC. This week they travel again as they get set to take on a St. Louis Rams team that has failed to improve as expected this season, with injuries taking their toll on a young roster that has dropped each of their first three games by at least 12 points.
Washington Redskins @ St. Louis Rams
Sunday October 2, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
NFL Betting Lines: PICK
Turnovers and poor execution cost the Rams in a week two loss at the New York Giants, but they failed to show any signs of life the following week in a devastating loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Redskins come to town in St. Louis’ third home game, as they face a very real possibility of falling to 0-4 before their bye week.
NFL Betting Preview: Washington Redskins
The Redskins have shown a lot of good things through the first three weeks of the season, and if it weren’t for Rex Grossman trying to make something out of nothing with time winding down in the fourth quarter against the Cowboys only to fumble, they could have had a chance at a game-winning field goal to remain undefeated. It hasn’t all been bad with Grossman though, as he has thrown for at least 250 yards and a touchdown in all three starts. The key for him going forward will be his ability to move the ball while making sure not to turn it over. The Washington defense ranks in the top-half of the league both against the run and pass, and could benefit from causing a few more sports betting bonus turnovers of their own.
NFL Betting Preview: St. Louis Rams
While the Rams will need to find a way to slow down Grossman on defense, they have to be ready for Washington to run the ball a ton after St. Louis has allowed an NFL-high 174.3 yards per game on the ground through three losses. The Rams haven’t been able to stop the rush, and that has led to them being exposed through the air with head coach Steve Spagnuolo forced to load the box with defenders. Quarterback Sam Bradford should be able to play, and St. Louis needs a breakout game from its sophomore star. Running backs Cadillac Williams and Stephen Jackson will have an impact if they are both healthy, but the Rams could really use an injection of life in the passing game.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
With so much promise heading in to this season, it will really hurt Spagnuolo and his club to head in to the break with four straight losses, but they simply don’t have the weapons to compete with an improved Washington team. The Redskins won’t look back at a close game that they could have had against Dallas, focusing instead on St. Louis and the chance to move to 3-1.
NFL Betting Pick: Washington Redskins