- The Washington Football team has (-110) odds to cover the 5.0-point spread against the Cincinnati Bengals.
- The total for the game is set at 34.5 points and has a betting line of (-110) on either side.
LANDOVER, Md. – The preseason matchup between the Washington Football Team and the Cincinnati Bengals has one of the larger spreads as well as one of the lower win totals for Week 2 of the NFL preseason. This makes for an interesting betting opportunity for gamblers looking for action.
Can Washington Cover The Spread?
Neither side has revealed much information about which players will be on the field and which will be resting, aside from the news of Joe Burrow’s unavailability as he recovers from an injury. This leaves the assumption that regulated sports betting sites have set the spread based on the first week of preseason performances.
Bengals vs Football Team Spread Odds
- Washington Football team -5.0 -110
- Cincinnati Bengals +5.0 -110
However, that may not make much sense. Cincinnati beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while Washington lost to the New England Patriots in the first week. The Bengals looked good as they allowed just 159 total yards, 29 rushing yards, and 2.9 yards per play. NFL betting sites may be attributing this to the Bucs bad offense as opposed to Cincy’s good defense, but it’s a noteworthy piece of information to have nonetheless.
Washington outgained New England but was unable to get the win. The Football team converted 12 of their 20 third downs, which is likely unsustainable and could prove detrimental if relied upon once again. Assuming the game plan is similar to the first game for both teams, Cincinnati has a real chance to not only cover the spread but cash as a (+175) underdog on the moneyline.
Betting The Total: 34.5 Points
There are only two games in the second week of the NFL preseason that have a lower total than the Bengals and Football Team’s matchup.
Bengals vs Football Team Total Odds
- OVER 34.5 -110
- UNDER 34.5 -110
Both teams showed solid ability on the defensive end of the ball, the UNDER was a profitable play in Week 1 and most games saw the total rise from Week 1 to Week 2 which leaves the bettor wondering if sportsbooks are onto something with this betting line. The game starts at 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday and will be broadcast on ABC and NBC networks.
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