Looking around the web, everyone’s picks for this week’s game against the Redskins are in. Along with going 10-4 last week, I hope to make my streak of picking Redskins games goes to three in a row. You can review my picks this week here, and with the news of RG3 definitely playing today, I feel even more confident that the Redskins will pull this out.
Peter King likes the Redskins chances today. He thinks that the difference in the game will be the Skins have a quarterback with the ability to scramble. He doesn’t go into much of an analysis, but does have a final score of 30-20.
For the second time in as many weeks, espn.com overwhelming pick the road team. Only 3 of the 12 commentators the Redskins. Accuscore has it as a much closer game than the experts would make you believe giving the Redskins a 48% chance of winning. The readers of ESPN.com also pick the Vikings to win on the road. What is promising about these picks is that the two best prognosticators (Mortensen and Wickersham) both pick the Redskins. Looks like Wickersham finally believes in the Skins new offense.
At NFL.com, the majority of analysts like the Redskins to win. The readers of NFL.com do even it out by picking the Vikings.
It’s a the same at yahoo, where the majority pick the home team, but the readers (probably the same ones that voted at NFL.com) even things out by picking the visitors.
CBS Sports (they pick against the spread), have seven of their eight handicappers picking the Vikings. My picks probably trump this since I have a better record picking against the spread than seven of the eight on that site..
It’s not a good sign to be the home team and not favored by three (that’s the points the bookmakers give the home team.) Vegas doesn’t think Washington is the better team, but will win at home. What do you think?