The 2013 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Sunday, as we make our Washington Redskins @ Oakland Raiders free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.
Week 4 NFL Picks: Washington Redskins @ Oakland Raiders
Date: Sunday, August 29th, 4:25 ET
Location: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
NFL Betting Odds: Washington -3.5 (46.5)
Redskins vs. Raiders On TV: FOX
Of all of the lousy games this week, this might be the lousiest of the lousy. The Redskins and the Raiders flat out stink, and we don’t see a way that either of these teams are competing for playoff spots this year. QB Robert Griffin III is clearly running around on a gimp leg, and he doesn’t have that same gusto running the ball that he did before his ACL injury, and he just isn’t as effective when he is only used as a passer. Granted, we do have to admit that RG3 has looked great at times throwing the ball, coming up with three 300+ yard games thus far this year, and he perhaps should have beaten the Detroit Lions last week had WR Aldrick Robinson held onto the football on his way down to the ground in the end zone.
All that said, Oakland isn’t a great team either. QB Terrelle Pryor has a concussion that might keep him out in this one, and QB Matt Flynn doesn’t give us much in the way of confidence. However, what we have seen this year out of the Oakland defense we like, and though QB Peyton Manning really tore this team up, who hasn’t he destroyed thus far on the season? We aren’t all that sure why the Raiders are the underdogs in this game, as we think that they should be favored over a Washington team that is a wreck at the moment and isn’t getting any better. The team is about set to fall apart in DC, and a 4-12 season is waiting to happen.
Washington Redskins vs. Oakland Raiders Pick: Oakland Raiders +3.5
Washington Redskins @ Oakland Raiders Score Prediction: Raiders 20 – Redskins 17