Washington Redskins vs Baltimore Ravens 8-30-2018




Washington Redskins vs Baltimore Ravens   8-30-2018

Washington Redskins (1-2) vs Baltimore Ravens (4-0)

Date : 08/30/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Washington Redskins vs Baltimore Ravens

The Washington Redskins will travel to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, to battle the Baltimore Ravens in week 4 NFL preseason action on 8-30-2018 beginning at 7:30 pm EST.  In their last outing, the Skins would drop their week 3 home matchup by a 29-17 score to the Denver Broncos on 8-24-3018 to where the Broncos would cash out on the spread (+3) while the over was the play with the total being set at 42.5 for the game.  The Ravens would push their preseason record to 4-0 as they would pick up a 27-10 road win over the Miami Dolphins on 8-25-2018 to where they would cash in on the spread (+2.5) while the under was the play with the total being set at 41 points.  The last time these two teams met was on 10-9-2016 where the Redskins would get the 16-10 road win as they would cash in on the spread (+4) while the under was the play as the total was 44.5 for the game.

Washington Redskins's Latest Performance :

The Skins offense could not get anything going as they would lose at home to the Broncos in their last time out as they picked up only 17 first downs on 136 yards rushing and 120 yards passing for the game.  Kevin Hogan would go 7 for 9 with 88 yards with 2 TD’s while Alex Smith would end with 33 yards on 3 for 8 passing.  Colt McCoy would also go 3 for 8 for 19 yards in the loss.  Adrian Peterson was in season form as he would rush for 56 yards on 11 carries while Kapri Bibbs would have 2 rushes for 41 yards, total.  Rob Kelly would also rush for 19 yards on 8 attempts while Darvin Kidsey would have 3 receptions for 50 yards and a TD.  Paul Richardson would also step up for the receiving corps having 2 catches for 31 yards while Bibbs would also have 2 catches for 20 yards.   The offense would go 2 for 3 within the red zone while possessing the ball for 24:03 minutes.

The Skins D would allow 23 first downs for the game to the Broncos while allowing 146 yards on the ground and 251 yards in the air.  They would also allow them to hold the ball for 35:57 minutes while going 0 for 2 within the red zone.  Anthony Lanier would have a pick in the loss with 3 tackles on the night while Troy Apke and Phil Taylor Sr would lead the defense with 4 tackles apiece.  Montae Nickolson would also have 3 stops in the loss.

Baltimore Ravens's Latest Performance :

The Ravens would outscore the Dolphins 24-0 in the second half en route to a 27-10 road victory in their last outing.  Their defense would allow only 11 first downs to the Dolphins on 62 yards rushing along with 162 yards passing on the night.  They would also allow 33% efficiency within the red zone (1 for 3) while allowing them to hold the ball for 22:30 minutes.  Chuck Clark and Stanley Jean Baptiste would each have a pick in this game while Clark would have 5 tackles to lead the defense.  Kenny Young and Chris Wormley would each get a sack for the ravens while Patrick Onwuaser would also have a sack in the win.  Tim Williams and Kamalei Correa would have .5 sacks.

Their offense would rack up 24 first downs with 223 yards rushing along with 203 yards passing in the game.  They would be 1 for 3 inside the red zone while possessing the ball for 37:20 minutes for the game.  Lamar Jackson would go 7 for 10 for 98 yards and a TD while Robert Griffin III was 9 of 15 for 66 yards, total.  Josh Woodrum would go 3 for 5 for 41 yards also.  DeLance Turner would have 5 rushes for 75 yards and a TD while RGIII would gain 41 yards on 5 rushes.  Jackson would also have 3 rushes for 39 yards, total.  Gus Edwards would rack up 38 yards on 16 rushes.  Tim White would have 3 catches for 70 yards while DeVier Posey would have 31 yards on 2 catches along with a TD.  Jordan Lashley and Mark Thompson would combine for 6 catches for 51 yards in the win.

How Washington Redskins & Baltimore Ravens Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

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In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The Skins took a huge step back with their last win as they would be outplayed by Denver in week 3.  They allowed too many rush yards and were simply unable to keep their offense on the field as a result.  The Ravens continue to win as they would dominate the Dolphins in their last time out and would love to enter the regular season after a perfect preseason.  The Ravens backup play at QB has proven to be a valuable commodity during this time, however, Flacco seems to be resting in the meantime.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Baltimore Ravens -2.5

My reason for the pick :

I will back the Ravens in this matchup simply because both Jackson and Griffin III has played well in the past few weeks for Baltimore, and this will continue moving forward.  Their play has allowed Flacco to ease through the preseason without taking many hits at all while preparing for week 1.  With that being said, the Ravens will wear down that inconsistent offense for the Skins while bait them into committing turnovers as they come out with a huge win to end the preseason, thus easily covering the spread.

Totals Selection: Pick: Under 36

My reason for the prediction :

Look for the Ravens D to lock down the offense of the Skins early in this matchup.  The starters will pressure this team into some turnovers early in which to allow the offense to score just enough to pick up the win and cover.  Nonetheless, their production in the point category will not threaten the 36-point mark that is currently set as the total.

Betting trends for Washington Redskins:

    • Under is 4-0 in Redskins last 4 games overall
    • Over is 6-1 in Redskins last 7 Thursday games
    • Over is 10-3 in Redskins last 13 road games.

Betting trends for Baltimore Ravens:

    • Ravens are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games
    • Ravens are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf
    • Over is 5-2 in Ravens last 7 games on fieldturf.

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