NFL Week 1 Free Pick – Bet The Game Total when Washington Visits HoustonJosh Bailey
NFL game total betting enthusiasts will have a great chance to cash in when the Houston Texans host the Washington Redskins in a week 1 of the 2014 NFL season. The NFL oddsmakers have set the game total at 45 points. The only remaining question is should you bet the over or the under?
My NFL Week 1 Game Total Free Pick Analysis
Washington (3-13 SU,5-11 ATS) went 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in the preseason, but I don’t think anyone is quite sure what to make of RG3 and Jay Gruden’s rebuilt ball club right now. The good news is that Washington scored 23 points or more in three of their contests while giving up 10 or less points twice.
Houston (2-14 SU,4-12 ATS) went 2-2 SU and ATS in its four preseason games and they played hard, if a bit inconsistently under new head coach Bill O’Brien. The Texans beat Atlanta 32-7 but were also shut out 32-0 by Arizona. Houston also beat Denver 18-17 before getting routed by Frisco 40-13.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 2, 2014
Based on what I saw in the preseason, I like Washington to bring home the bacon in this one by getting the outright road win, though I will admit that it should be fairly close – and quite entertaining.
Washington played very good defense over their four preseason games and no matter what you thing about Robert Griffith III, he’s a lot better than any quarterback on Houston ‘s roster.
Washington is 3-1-1 ATS in their last five Week 1 games while the Texans have gone 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games in the month of September.
Now, getting down to my top pick for this contest is a pick for the Over. I don’t think there’s going to be a whole lot of defense in this one and I think the final score is going to narrowly play just over the 45-point O/U Total.
The Over is 4-1 in Washington’s last five Week 1 games and 6- 2 in their last eight games in the month of September. The Over is also 5-1 in Houston’s last six games in September and 6-2 in their last eight home games overall. Therefore my NFL free pick points on betting the over in this game total featuring the Washington Redskins vs Houston Texans!