The Baltimore Ravens will look to finish off their preseason campaign with an unblemished record when they hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins in their Battle of the Beltway rivalry on Thursday. With the Ravens looking to challenge for a berth in the AFC Championship game and the Skins looking to get in the postseason, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in this matchup.
Ravens vs Redskins 2019 NFL Preseason Week 4 Lines, Game Info & Analysis
- When: Thursday August 29, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: FedEx Field, Washington, DC
- TV: None
- NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds: Baltimore -6 / Total: 33.5
- Sunny: 28°C/82°F
- Humidity: 51%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 9 mph NW
- Cloud Cover: 1%
- Type of Stadium: Open
- Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Why Bet On Baltimore at -6?
The Ravens moved to 3-0 on the preseason by shutting down Philadelphia en route to a commanding 26-15 win the last time out as backup quarterback Trace McSorley had a fine game by going 19 of 28 for 203 yards and two touchdowns while adding one rushing score in the win.
“I thought it was a good night just to come out and move the ball efficiently, take care of the football, play winning football,” McSorley said. “That was the goal.”
With Ravens starter Lamar Jackson being held out and veteran backup Robert Griffin III out with a thumb injury, McSorley secured his roster spot with some eye-opening play.
“I thought Trace did a heck of a job,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.
Why Bet On Washington at +6?
The Redskins got their first win of the preseason by getting past Atlanta 19-7 last weekend as veteran quarterback Case Keenum went 9 of 14 for 101 yards and rookie signal-caller Dwayne Haskins went 7 of 13 for 74 yards while leading the Skins to three second-half scoring drives, including two set up by Atlanta fumbles.
“I’m excited to see Dwayne make some throws from the pocket,” Washington head coach Jon Gruden said. “I like some things Case did. Obviously the turnover was disturbing. But other than that I think he moved the ball pretty well and did some good things. They both have done some good things this preseason.”
Running back Derrius Guice rushed four times for 44 yards while Samaje Perine rushed four times for 16 yards and one score, but Washington has yet to name a starter for the regular season opener.
“I don’t necessarily need to be told, I guess you could say,” Keenum said. “I’m fine with however things go. I went pretty much the entire season with the Vikings not being told I was going to start until Wednesday of that week’s practice and we won 13 games that year, so that worked out all right.”
Ravens vs Redskins NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting Trends
- Baltimore are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games
- Baltimore are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
- Washington are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games
- Washington are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Ravens vs Redskins
Baltimore has been fantastic defensively this preseason in not allowing more than 15 points in any of their three scrimmage contests. Not only that, but the Ravens have also put at least 26 points on the board, not to mention I love their selection of Trace McSorley in the sixth round of the NFL Draft.
Case Keenum is completely and utterly mediocre and Dwayne Haskins, while clearly athletically gifted, is also clearly not quite ready to be a starter in the NFL. The Ravens are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games on grass and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. I say, keep it simple, Baltimore is the better team on both sides of the ball and I expect Trace McSorley to be the best quarterback on the field in this matchup.
Pick: Baltimore 24 Washington 14