Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins NFL Betting Preview

Posted by Kenny Bell on December 16, 2015 in

The Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins will both be looking to pick up a huge win and give their respective playoff hopes a big-time boost when they square off in their suddenly-intriguing Week 15 NFL betting matchup on Sunday live from FedEx Field in the nation’s capitol at 1:00 PM ET. Now, let’s find out which team will take a step toward a possible playoff berth!

Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins NFL Betting Preview

When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 20, 2015
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
NFL Odds: Buffalo -1
Over/Under: 44
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The NFL Week 15 odds for this Inter-conference contest are exactly the same as when they opened. The Bills are 1-point favorites despite being on the road while the O/U Total sits at 44. Both teams are -110 against the NFL Moneyline. Two Desperate Teams Square Off!

Why Bet The Washington Redskins Odds at +1

Because the Skins play very well at home! The Redskins are a classic ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ kind of team NFL betting enthusiasts! Despite winning just one road game this season, Washington (6-7 SU, 6-7 ATS) has gone 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS at home this season. The Skins picked up an impressive 24-21 win over Chicago last Sunday to cash in as a 4-point road dog to improve to 2-1 SU and ATS over their last three games and make their first real playoff run since 2012.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins is one of just four quarterbacks to throw at least one touchdown pass in every game this season.

“It is week-to-week and game-to-game,” Cousins said. “I have had games where people want to run me out of town, the next week we win and I’m the best thing since sliced bread.”

The Redskins average 21.6 points per game and allow 23.6 per contest defensively.

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Why Bet The Buffalo Bills Odds at -1

Because they’re completely desperate and have more talent! Buffalo (6-7 SU, 6-6-1 ATS) has lost three of its last four games including its discouraging 23-20 loss against Philly as a 1-point road dog last weekend. Now, the Bills are completely desperate as they sit in third place in the AFC East, five games behind division-leading New England and two games behind the revitalized New York Jets.

The Bills showed no discipline against the Birds as they were called for a whopping nine pre-snap penalties that included four offsides by the defense and five false starts or illegal motions on the offense.

“I think it’s more so how we lost, in an undisciplined way with a lot of penalties,” wide receiver Robert Woods said. “They did not beat us, we beat ourselves.”

The Bills have racked up 124 accepted penalties for a league-high 1,086 yards.

“It’s a no-brainier when you jump offsides a zillion times; I don’t know how many holding calls, but it looked like a record,” coach Rex Ryan said after his team’s loss to the Eagles.

The Bills average 24.3 points per game and allow 23.2 per contest defensively.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Buffalo Bills may be one of this season’s biggest underachievers, but I believe their all-out desperation to reach the postseason (they won’t) will spur them on to get the road win against a Washington Redskins team that doesn’t have quite as much talent on their roster as the Bills.

I know Washington plays a lot better at home than on the road, but Kirk Cousin can often be a turnover machine and I believe the Bills defense will force him into at least one or two costly mistakes.

The Bills are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss and an impressive 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss.

The Redskins are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in the month of December, 3-15 ATS in their last 18 games following an ATS win and an uninspiring 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win.

My final score prediction is Buffalo 24 Washington 21