The St. Louis Rams hit the road for the first time in the 2015 season as 3-point underdogs to face the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, Sept. 20th at 1:00 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game live via Fox Sports Go.
How I am Betting On The St. Louis Rams Vs Washington Redskins NFL Week 3 Odds
What: St. Louis Rams (1-0) at Washington (0-1)
When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Landover, MD
Stadium: FedEx Field
Weather: 81° F/ Scaterred Clouds
Wind: West 10mph
Spread: Rams -3
Moneyline: Rams -175 Vs Redskins +155
Game Total: 41.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: St. Louis vs Washington
The Washington Redskins fought their dysfunctional hearts out in their regular season opener, but fell to the Miami Dolphins 17-10 while failing to cover the spread as 4-point home underdogs.
Washington saw newly-named starter Kirk Cousins complete 21 of 31 passes for 196 yards with one touchdown, but the former backup to RG3 also tossed two costly interceptions in the loss.
Washington led 10-7 at the half but committed a whopping 11 penalties and had one missed field goal in the loss while Cousins was sacked once. The only bright spot for Washington was running back Alfred Morris going for 121 yards on 25 carries.
Washington is in a downwards spiral with no signs of respite. Every NFL power ranking poll reflects that.
“No question,” Coach Jay Gruden said on ESPN 980 Friday afternoon. “We have to be aware. Most of the guys are aware; they all have their phones and their Twitters and all that bullcrap. There’s some things, some projections and things — we’re obviously not very well respected around the league, that’s a given.
“And there’s really no reason [for respect]; we’ve won seven games in two years, and there’s been a lot of ‘stuff’ swirling around here,” Gruden went on. “So it’s our job as football players and professionals to put a stop to it. And the only way to put a stop to it is not by talking or tweeting; it’s by winning football games. And that’s our No. 1 objective.”
— John Keim (@john_keim) September 17, 2015
The St. Louis Rams recorded a thrilling 34-31 overtime win over defending NFC champion Seattle in its Week 1 opener as Nick Foles led the way by completing 18 of 27 pass attempts for 297 yards with one touchdown.
Foles completed a whopping seven passes of 20 yards or more and led the Rams on three scoring drives of at least 80 yards.
Despite losing the turnover battle, the Rams covered the spread as 3.5-point home underdogs thanks to a voracious defense that limited Seattle to 1-for-4 success in the red zone and sacked Russell Wilson six times and intercepted the Seahawks star once.
How To Bet This Game:
75 percent of the betting public likes St. Louis to not only beat Washington in this Week 2 matchup, but to cover the spread as road favorites in the process. Public bettors are split on the Over/Under at a dead even 50-50.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the St. Louis Rams are now clearly heading in the right direction after years of being stuck in neutral with Sam Bradford. St. Louis has arguably the game’s best defensive line and I fully expect them to force Kirk Cousins into at least two costly turnovers, of not three.
The Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games against a team with a losing home record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record. The Redskins are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against their NFC rivals and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following an SU loss.
As far as my Over/Under pick is concerned, I’m going to wager this game goes slightly Over the modest 42-point O/U Total.
The Over is 8-3 in the Rams’ last 11 games against a team with a losing record.
The Over is 9-4 in Washington’s last 13 games in the month of September.
In summary, I am picking the Rams at -3.5 to beat the Redskins as the smart bet. My final score prediction is St Louis 23, Washington 19.