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Redskins vs. Rams - 12/7/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Rams (5-7) at Washington Redskins (3-9)
Date & Time Sunday December 7, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Washington Redskins +2.5 -- Over/Under: 44
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NFL | St. Louis Rams (5-7) at Washington Redskins (3-9)

The St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins play Sunday at FedEx Field.

The St. Louis Rams have shown positive signs for the future by splitting their last eight games. Shaun Hill is completing 59.6 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and three interceptions. Hill has four total touchdowns and two picks in his last two games, and the Rams have 32 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Kenny Britt and Jared Cook have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Stedman Bailey has 12 of his 20 catches in his last two games. The Rams ground game is averaging 4.2 yards per carry, as Tre Mason leads the way with 562 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the St. Louis Rams are allowing 23.8 points, 356.5 yards, and they’ve forced 28 sacks and 21 turnovers. Alec Ogletree leads the Rams with 81 tackles and Aaron Donald has six sacks.

The Washington Redskins have lost four straight and haven’t won a home game in almost two months. Colt McCoy is completing 75.3 percent of his passes for four touchdowns and one interception. McCoy is coming off a three-touchdown performance, and the Redskins have 48 passing plays of 20 or more yards. DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon have combined for more than 1,400 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jordan Reed had nine catches last week. Jackson is questionable with a leg injury. The Redskins ground game is averaging 4.3 yards per carry, as Alfred Morris leads the way with 893 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, the Washington Redskins are allowing 26.8 points, 344 yards, and they’ve forced 28 sacks and 15 turnovers. Keenan Robinson leads Washington with 94 tackles and Ryan Kerrigan has 9.5 sacks.

The Rams are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Rams are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Washington Redskins have been a mess from the start while the Rams are starting to show signs of life and are starting to get it. I don't like the Redskins vibe right now, as they're too caught up with what's going to happen with RG3. Give me the Rams and the small chalk on the road.

St. Louis Rams -2.5

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