The St. Louis Rams (0-2) will host the Washington Redskins (1-1) in this NFL betting matchup. The game will be televised on FOX at 4:05 p.m. ET.
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Along the likes of the Browns and Bills
, the Rams are probably a candidate for the worst NFL team. They do have some talent, with the likes of dangerous Steven Jackson
, though he only has 156 yards at 3.8 yards per carry on the ground this season. He will battle against the 8th-ranked rushing defense of Washington.Rookie Sam Bradford
has also been having difficulties, largely due to the single-handed focus of Jackson on the ground for the Rams. Bradford has demonstrated that he can't carry the team right now, who has four touchdowns and a 57.5 completion percentage to go with five interceptions.**Get the Best Free NFL Football Picks for this Sunday**Washington
's talented defense is ranked low in passing defense, but that could be due to their time on the field in the two tough games (13-7 win against Dallas and a 30-27 overtime loss against Houston). Of course their opposition is much tougher than the Rams' two opponents thus far in Arizona and Oakland.
The poor rushing defense of the Rams
(ranked 30th at 142.5 per game) will be a good chance for Clinton Portis to establish himself this year. The Redskins
currently have the worst rushing game in the league, according to the statistics.
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However, the increasingly efficient passing attack will be on display at any rate. Donovan McNabb
went 28 of 38 with 426 yards in last week's NFL betting
matchup. Washington has also done a great job of getting their tight ends' involved as well.
have set the football betting spread
at 3 ½ points, giving Washington a very slight nod on the road. The NFL odds
‘total' is set for 39 points.
Although some see this as a good home game for the Rams and a potential breakout game for Bradford, it does not see likely. The Rams have lost at home against a weak Arizona team, Bradford has not played well at all, and their overall offense and defense is ranked no better than 23rd (passing and rushing offense and defense) against weaker NFL opponents.
On the other side of the field, Washington has become increasingly efficient. McNabb has been playing much better, and Portis looks ready to take advantage of the underwhelming running game in this preferred matchup against the Rams' rushing defense. The 3 ½-point spread does not seem much to overcome for the Redskins, who look very solid this year.
In St. Louis
on Sunday one of the worst teams and defenses in the league will host a Washington team that is getting better. Look for Washington to capitalize against the spread in this NFL betting matchup
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