Should You Wager On Washington 2014?

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Should You Wager On Washington 2014?

Washington’s and franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III are heading in a new direction as they get set for the 2014 NFL regular season.

You see, after being led by venerable, but polarizing head coach Mike Shanahan the last four years, Washington and RG3 will now pin their hopes on first-time head coach Jay Gruden as they look to bounce back from what was a terrible 2013 regular season.

This analysis on Washington and their prognosis for the upcoming NFL regular season will give you the insight you’ll need in order to find out just how much you should bet on Washington during the 2014 NFL season.

Betting On Washington To Win the 2015 Super Bowl

Washington is offering a fantastic return of +5000 should they manage to pull off the huge upset and win Super Bowl 49, but that’s kind of like expecting Santa Claus to show up on your doorstep in the middle of summer with a sack full of everything you’ve ever wished for.

Washington is facing a serious uphill battle in their quest just to get back to respectability right now…forget about winning a league championship.

Not only would Washington have to leapfrog their own NFC East division rivals (it’s not impossible) but they would also have to beat out several NFC counterparts like Seattle , San Francisco , Carolina , New Orleans and possibly Green Bay that are likely going to be legitimate powerhouses this coming season.

Save your dough and don’t bet on Washington against their season-long NFL Futures odds to win Super Bowl 49. This team has too far to go to even entertain that thought right now and you’d be better served spending your hard-earned cash on a team with more of a legitimate chance to win it all.

Betting On Washington To Win the NFC East

  • Philadelphia Eagles +130
  • New York Giants +300
  • Dallas Cowboys +350
  • Washington +400

Analysis: Washington lost every NFC East divisional battle last season, so clearly they have nowhere to go but up when it comes to their six annual battles against the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys.

Thankfully, both Dallas and New York have their own issues that could potentially prevent them from beating out Washington in the chase for first place in the NFC East.

The fact of the matter is that, while I like Philadelphia to build on their fine 2013 season, in today’s ‘quick turn-around’ NFL, I guess it’s quite possible that the Skins could win this division if all of their division foes came down with a season-long case of Murphy’s Law.

I can see this team finishing third…or possibly even second, though that may be asking a bit too much right now. Either way, I don’t think the Skins can leapfrog a Philadelphia team well on its way to becoming a perennial contender or a Giants franchise looking to bounce back from its own mediocre campaign in 2013.

Washington is just 4-6 SU and 5-5 ATS in its last 10 NFC East battles dating back to 2012 and they’re going to need to improve a defense that ranked 18th overall, a year ago.

I say save your money on Washington to win the NFC East, unless you can get them a few weeks into the season and things aren’t looking very good for their division rivals.

Betting On WashingtonTo Win In Week One

  • Washington +3 at Houston
  • Over/Under 45

Washington is a dismal 1-9 SU and 3-7 ATS in their L/10 games as an underdog but somehow, they’ve managed to record respectable 5-5 SU and 6-4 ATS marks in their last 10 games as an dog between 2.0-4.0 points, so history says they’re going to have a chance to beat Houston both, straight up and against-the-spread.

History and trends aside, this is a contest the Skins have to be looking at as quite winnable and you should too. Not many teams in the league could say they were worse than last season’s Redskins but the Houston Texans were one of them.

Houston won just two games last season and have a wealth of problems to address. The Texans have a first-year head coach in the respected Bill O’Brien, though they did use the No. 1 overall pick in the draft to nab gifted defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, a player that should make an immediate contribution on defense.

Washington is just 2-3 SU but a solid 3-1-1- ATS in their last five games against AFC South division foes and 2-1 SU and 2-0-1 ATS in their three all-time meetings against Houston .

I like Washington to get the early season win over a Texans team that has a bit of drama right now surrounding franchise wide receiver Andre Johnson and needs to shore up its 23rd-ranked rush defense and 15th-ranked passing attack.

I think Wasington and offensive-minded head coach Jay Gruden will find a way to get RG III and more importantly, underrated running back Alfred Morris, going early and often as they jump all over a Texans team that is looking to mediocre quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Case Keenum to lead them this season. Washington will win outright to cover the spread.

My Pick: Washington +3 Points

Washington Betting Tips

  • Washington is 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 road games and haven’t traditionally gotten off to a good start as they’ve gone 4-6 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in their L/10 games in the month of September.
  • If you bet on Washington this coming season and they’re an underdog of eight points or more, then you should know that Washington is just 2-8 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 such contests.
  • The numbers get even worse when Washington is an underdog between 4.0 and 6.0 points with Washington going 1-9 SU and 3-7 ATS in their L/10 such affairs.
  • If you get Washington as slight favorites of 2.0 points or less, things look a lot better with Washington going 5-5 SU and ATS in their L/10 games as a small favorite.
  • Last but not least, Washington is just 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in its last 10 home games, having lost four straight and seven of their last nine home games.

I like new head coach Jay Gruden and believe he will get Washington ‘s offense back on track this coming season. With the Skins competing in a so-so NFC East, they could surprise and rebound in a big way, particularly if Griffin III gets back to looking like a blossoming superstar. However, right now, the Washington Redskins definitely have more questions than answers as they get set for the 2014 NFL regular season.

Washington Projected 2014 Starters

 

Offense

Defense

QB

Robert Griffin III

DE

Jason Hatcher

RB

Alfred Morris

NT

Barry Cofield

WR1

Pierre Garcon

DE

Jarvis Jenkins

WR2

DeSean Jackson

OLB

Brian Orakpo

WR3

Andre Roberts

ILB

Perry Riley

TE

Jordan Reed

OLB

Ryan Kerrigan

LT

Trent Williams

CB1

DeAngelo Hall

LG

Shawn Lauvao

CB2

David Amerson

C

Kory Lichtensteiger

CB3

Tracy Porter

RG

Spencer Long

SS

Brandon Meriweather

RT

Morgan Moses

FS

Ryan Clark

Complete Super Bowl 49 Betting Odds

  • Seattle Seahawks +525
  • Denver Broncos +640
  • San Francisco 49ers +700
  • New England Patriots +900
  • Green Bay Packers +1200
  • New Orleans Saints +1600
  • Indianapolis Colts +2000
  • Philadelphia Eagles +2700
  • Cincinnati Bengals +3100
  • Pittsburgh Steelers +3500
  • Baltimore Ravens +3700
  • Atlanta Falcons +3800
  • Chicago Bears +3800
  • NY Giants +4000
  • Arizona Cardinals +4200
  • Carolina Panthers +4400
  • Kansas City Chiefs +4400
  • San Diego Chargers +4500
  • St. Louis Rams +5000
  • Detroit Lions +5000
  • Washington Redskins +5200
  • Dallas Cowboys +6000
  • Houston Texans +6000
  • Miami Dolphins +6000
  • NY Jets +7500
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7500
  • Cleveland Browns +9000
  • Minnesota Vikings +1100
  • Buffalo Bills +12500
  • Tennessee Titans +20000
  • Oakland Raiders +25000
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +30000