NFL Betting Odds Giving Washington a Chance this Sunday?
Posted by: Mike Davis
Sunday night football let us down in Week 1. After watching the Cowboys and Giants engage in something that more closely resembled a dull chess match rather than a professional football contest, online NFL betting fans couldn’t wait for Week 2’s matchup to get the bad taste out of their mouths. And sure enough, this past Sunday’s matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers came through in a big way, delivering the shootout we were all anxiously awaiting. But now, as we prepare for Week 3’s Sunday night football matchup, fans are left wondering whether this weekend’s matchup will be able to deliver the thrilling action that Sunday night football has come to be known for. Let’s see what NFL betting websites have to say about it.
Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins – Sunday, September 24th
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: FedEx Field
Stream: NBC Live, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Oakland Raiders -3 (-112) 54 ½ (-110) -162
Washington Redskins +3 (-108) 54 ½ (-110) +141
The Raiders are one of this year’s most impressive teams. Maybe impressive isn’t the right word though, considering what we saw from Oakland last year. Nevertheless, we didn’t truly get to see what the Raiders were capable of when it mattered most, considering that they had to contend in the Wild Card match without their starting quarterback Derek Carr.
But now Oakland is back and better than ever. Carr has had little issue returning to his Pro Bowl ways, posting 5 touchdowns, 492 yards, 0 interceptions and a near flawless passer rating of 126.5. With Carr under center, the Raiders have managed to put forth the league’s 13th best passing attack, 4th best total offense, and 2nd best scoring offense. However, it wouldn’t be fair to mention the Raiders’ success without bringing up Marshawn Lynch – the Raider’s veteran running back that was brought in during the offseason. This season, Lynch has rushed for 121 yards and a single touchdown while putting forth an average of 4.0 yards gained per attempt.
The Redskins come into this game with a 1-1 record that ties them for the lead in the NFC East alongside the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. Washington suffered a 30-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on the road in Week 1. The following week the Redskins would bounce back however, defeating the Rams 27-20 in Los Angeles. Heading into Week 3, online NFL betting players aren’t sure what to expect from Washington.
The NFL wagering odds are giving Washington a fighting chance against the Raiders. However, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see Washington get blown out. The Redskins had an explosive offense last season and we’re still not sure if they’re as dangerous as they were in 2016. Additionally, the Redskins have the league’s 26th worst pass defense. So it goes without saying that Carr will have a field day. Something Washington fans cannot state about their team.