Since making the playoffs in 2015, the Washington Redskins have gotten worse. In 2016, Washington went 8-7-1. The past couple of seasons, the D.C. team hasn’t won more than 7 games. Washington is very positive heading into this season, though. Will they win over their total of 8 games? Check out Washington Redskins total regular season win odds, analysis, and a free pick.
Washington Redskins 2019 NFL Season Win/Loss Total Odds & Betting Prediction
Why Redskins over 8 is a good bet?
Washington had one of the best drafts of any NFL Team. With their first three picks, they drafted 3 possible 2019 starters. With their first pick, they drafted quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins must prove himself during training camp, but he can make all the NFL throws and he plays in a system that should flatter his abilities.
What most definitely will help Haskins is the fact that coach Jay Gruden drafted wide receiver Terry McLaurin with the 12th pick in Round 3. McLaurin and Haskins combined for 50 hookups in college. That resulted in 696 yards and 10 touchdowns. McLaurin ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Haskins to McLaurin could be one of the best QB-WR combos in the NFC this season.
With their second pick, the Redskins drafted Montez Sweat. Sweat can go after the quarterback. He could end up starting. Sweat joins a defense that signed Landon Collins, one of the top strong safeties in football.
Washington improved big time on both offense and defense.
Why Redskins under 8 is a good bet?
The Haskins-McLaurin connection cold turn into one of the best in the NFL, but for this season, we’re still talking about a rookie-to-rookie QB-WR combination. Those don’t often develop well enough in the span of 4 months to have an effect on the regular season.
If Washington must start Colt McCoy or Case Keenum at quarterback, their chances of winning 8 games drop precipitously. Keenum had a good season two years ago. He failed miserably in Denver last season. McCoy has been Washington’s backup off and on for years.
The defense should be much better with Collins at safety. But unless Haskins really is all that, Washington’s offense could be a mess.
Washington Redskins Total Regular Season Wins Final Analysis
Washington is on the cusp of being a really good football team. The key is how well Haskins performs during training camp. If Gruden commits to Haskins, he could lead the Redskins to the playoffs. If he doesn’t, it could be another so-so year in D.C.
NFL handicappers should be inclined to take the glass half full approach. Washington is solid on defense. The line is led by two of the best up and coming tackles in football, Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen, both former Alabama players. Collins should really help Washington stay in games while either Haskins develops, or when Gruden decides he’s ready.
The team that plays in D.C. has a shot to win the NFC East. Washington should win at least 9 games.
2019 NFL Season Pick: over 8