As we have said countless times before, the preseason games are not particularly important in the grand scheme of things. The main goal of every team in the NFL is to get through training camp and the 4 preseason games without seeing any of their key personnel get tagged by an injury. That said, no team wants to go through their preseason schedule without getting the positive vibes that come with winning a game or two. With that in mind, there are a number of teams coming into Week 2 of the preseason looking to get their first win.
That is the situation that the Cincinnati Bengals and the Washington Redskins as they prepare to meet on Thursday night. Both teams were rather soundly beaten in their opening preseason games, and while those losses came with fringe players on the field, they will both be looking to get that bad taste out of their mouth, which can be done with a win here. The Redskins are favored by 4 at home on Thursday night, with the point total for this game set at 41.
Bengals vs Redskins 2019 NFL Preseason Week 2 Lines & Game Preview
Eagles vs Jaguars 2019 NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds & Prediction
- Partly Cloudy: 30°C/86°F
- Humidity: 66%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Cloud Cover: 42%
- Wind: 6 mph ENE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Cincinnati Bengals?
The Bengals are coming into this one on a short week after playing their opening game of the preseason on Saturday night. The tone was set early in that one, with Patrick Mahomes leading the Chiefs on a TD drive to start the game. You got the feeling that the rout was on, even with Mahomes set to sit the rest of the game out, and that was indeed the case, with Cincinnati going down 38-17.
The Bengals did little to help their own cause in that one, turning the ball over 4 times. The top performer for Cincinnati in the passing game was Ryan Finley, who went 13-18 for 109 yards and a TD, as well as 1 INT. In their last 8 games versus the Washington Redskins, the Bengals are 6-1-1 SU and 6-2 ATS, which makes them a decent bet here.
Team Stats (Offense)
- Points per Game: 25.50
- Passing Yards: 267.25
- Rushing Yards: 112.50
- Turnovers: 1.75
Why bet on the Washington Redskins?
The Washington Redskins were pounded in their preseason opener, going down 30-10 to the Cleveland Browns on the road. For Washington, though, this was more about seeing what their top draft pick was going to deliver in the big leagues. Sure, it’s just preseason, but there was a lot to like from what we saw of QB Dwayne Haskins. The big man went 8-14 for 117 yards while adding another 17 yards on the ground, which was certainly positive.
On the negative side, he did toss a pair of picks, which is not entirely surprising from a rookie QB. He will see more time on the field in this one as he tries to iron out the kinks and get up to the speed of the NFL game. In 6 of their last 9 games against opponents from the AFC North, the Over has hit.
Team Stats (Offense)
- Points per Game: 20.25
- Passing Yards: 243.25
- Rushing Yards: 125.50
- Turnovers: 1.75
2019 NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds, Overview & Picks
Bengals vs Redskins NFL Preseason Betting Trends
- Bengals are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in August
- Bengals are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games against an opponent in the NFC conference
- Redskins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
- Redskins are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games played in August
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Bengals vs Redskins
I think we are going to see Haskins get even more time in this one, and I also think we are going to see him look a little more comfortable. I like the Redskins to get the win at home and I also like the OVER.
Score: Cincinnati Bengals 20 – Washington Redskins 27