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Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 8/27/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at Washington Redskins (0-2)
Date & Time Sunday August 27, 2017, 4:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Washington Redskins -3 -- Over/Under: 42.5
TV Channel
FOX
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NFL | Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at Washington Redskins (0-2)
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The Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins meet in week 3 NFL preseason action on Sunday.

The Cincinnati Bengals will look to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the preseason after a 30-12 loss to Kansas City in week two. Andy Dalton led the team with 98 yards through the air on 7 of 13 passing, while A.J. McCarron went 8 of 15 for 93 yards and an interception. Jeremy Hill led the team with 6 carries for 28 yards while Tra Carson used his team-high 8 touches to rack up 24 yards. Tyler Boyd caught a pair of balls for 45 yards, while Alex Erickson, A.J. Green and Josh Malone shared the team-lead with three receptions apiece in the loss. Vontaze Burfict, Jordan Willis and Chris Smith combined for 3 sacks in an otherwise disappointing effort from the Bengals’ D, giving up 410 yards of total offense, including 228 yards on the ground.

The Washington Redskins will look for their first win of the preseason after falling to 0-2 with a 21-17 loss in week two. Kirk Cousins went 14 of 23 for 144 yards and a touchdown, while Colt McCoy put up 70 yards and a touchdown in his limited action. Samaje Perine far and away led the Redskins with 45 yards on his 8 carries out of the backfield. Chris Thompson led the way with 5 catches for 52 yards while Vernon Davis was right behind with 49 yards on his pair of catches. Niles Paul and Jamison Crowder recorded the touchdown grabs for the Redskins in the loss. Defensively, the Redskins combined for 5 sacks, with Pete Robinson recording a sack and a forced fumble, while Chris Carter led the team with 1.5 sacks in the loss.

Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games on grass. Washington is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 home games. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.

The underdog has had the bulk of the success in this matchup which leans towards Cincinnati, but I think the Redskins have the deeper team from top to bottom, enough so that I think they get their first win of the preseason here.

Pick:
Washington -3

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