Rams vs. Redskins Week 2 Free NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:58 AM GMT

Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015 12:58 AM GMT

We share our free NFL pick for Sunday's Rams-Redskins as St. Louis made a statement with their home win against Seattle & Washington gave up 10 fourth-quarter points against Miami.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open:
-3 -105 at Pinnacle
The Rams opened up as a three-point road favorite and the NFL odds have moved to 3.5 for the away team now, and for no other reason other than no one believes in Washington. The Redskins have some issues with offensive injuries, but really, it all starts at quarterback where Cousins didn't look good at all, and against this pass rush, it could get ugly, whether they're at home or on the road. Also, the Rams have a slight advantage as Nick Foles was traded from Philadelphia, so he is familiar with the Washington defense.

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Injuries
The Rams might not have defensive lineman Eugene Sims because of a knee injury, but they're loaded up front anyway, so that won't matter. At running back, they might get some good news as rookie Todd Gurley (knee) and Tre Mason (hamstring) are both questionable, but they practiced in full on Thursday and that would be huge for the Rams, especially with Gurley, who had his injury in college, but the Rams still took him anyway. If he is healthy, that takes pressure off Foles and Mason provides a nice change of pace.

Tight end Jordan Reed should be good to go with his quadriceps, while DeSean Jackson probably won't play because of a hamstring problem that could be worse than the Redskins are letting on. Cornerback Justin Rogers has a foot problem, while Robert Griffin III is still dealing with his concussion, but at this point, does it even matter for RGIII and this team? The situation continues to hang over the franchise and they don't need any more issues.

 

Trends
The Rams have struggled on the road, going 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10, but in their last 10 games overall, the Rams have split them SU and are 6-4 ATS. The Redskins are 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games, and at home, they're not very good at all with records of 3-7 SU and ATS. Given the fans' disillusionment with their team on a number of different levels, this shouldn't be much of a shock to anyone that pays attention to football.

St. Louis seems to be comfortable in the nation's capital, splitting their four trips to Washington SU and posting a very good 5-2 ATS record.

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