Washington Redskins vs Baltimore Ravens Week 5 Betting Pick

The Redskins vs Ravens game is one that I’m looking at this weekend for some great betting value.  I think the Ravens are overrated with their 3-1 record to this point in the season after beating the Bills, Browns and Jags to kick off the season.  They were exposed on defense last week by the Raiders and I think with the way Cousins and the Skins have played in the last few weeks this could be a great time to attack the Ravens at the betting sites.

Redskins vs Ravens Odds

Here are the odds for this game from Bet365.com:

  • Redskins +4
  • Ravens -4
  • Over/Under 45

My Pick

kirk-cousins-jordan-reedI have this game as a pick’em, so I’m definitely ready to take the points and place a bet on the Redskins to cover.  After a rough couple games, the Redskins seem to have found their game, lead by Kirk Cousins really turning things around with 5 touchdowns to one interception in his last two games.  I’m a believer that Cousins is a legitimate solid quarterback in this league and now that he got the kinks out from the first couple games I think he will be solid throughout the season.

Add in the fact that the Ravens defense is overrated thanks to facing the Bills, Browns and Jags in the first three weeks.  The Raiders were able to expose the defense with Carr throwing 4 TD’s last week and I think Cousins will do the same through the air this week.  I expect Cousins to use Garcon and Crowder a lot to move the chains this week because the Ravens are very susceptible to short passes this season.

The Redskins defense is not good, but I’m still not convinced that the Ravens offense has enough weapons.  Yes, Steve Smith looked good last week against the Raiders D, but that secondary is probably even worse than Washington’s.  Add in the fact that the Ravens have had such a weak schedule, with the past three weeks against weak defenses especially, and haven’t broken 30 points and I don’t think we have to worry too much about the Ravens running up the score.

The Ravens are overrated right now, which is why this is such a great time to attack them at the bookies.  This should be a pick’em game, so get on the Redskins for some great value.

Play: Washington Redskins +4 @ Bet365.com

October 6, 2016 by : Posted in Other Sports No Comments

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