Bengals vs. Commanders prediction and odds for NFL preseason Week 3

The Washington Commanders will carry their momentum into their NFL Preseason Week 3 action against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Aug 21, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders place kicker Joey Slye (6) celebrates
Aug 21, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders place kicker Joey Slye (6) celebrates / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The preseason means absolutely nothing, but if there was an exhibition game that DID have some meaning, it was the Washington Commanders win against their in-state rival, the Baltimore Ravens.

It was their first home game under new ownership and it was against a Ravens team that hadn't lost in the preseason since 2015. The Commanders showed up in a big way and ended up winning on a last second field goal. Washington receiver, Jahan Dotson, called it the "biggest W in preseason history".

Which means if there's any team that's carrying momentum into Week 3 of the preseason, it's the Commanders.

Let's take advantage of their momentum by betting on them in their preseason finale against the Bengals. If you do, be sure to take advantage of FanDuel's promo. By clicking the link below and betting just $5, you're GUARANTEED to get $200 in bonus bets as well as $100 off NFL Sunday Ticket! This is the deal of the century.

Now, let's dive into the odds for the game and then I'll give you my best bet.

Bengals vs. Commanders odds, spread, and total

Bengals vs. Commanders prediction and pick

Not only do the Commanders have momentum heading into this game, but you have to feel good about the play of their quarterbacks. Their QBs went a combined 36-of-52 for 297 yards and three touchdowns.

Now, they get to take on a Bengals team that is still without Joe Burrow.

Not only that, but Zac Taylor clearly doesn't think winning is important in the preseason. He's just 3-8 in the preseason since taking over as head coach of the Bengals. Meanwhile, Ron Rivera 23-21 in the preseason throughout his career.

It's a big spread, but don't let that scare you. Take the Commanders this weekend to win and cover as they prepare for the regular season.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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