2013 NFL Preseason Week 3 Picks: Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IAugust 20, 2013

2013 NFL Preseason Week 3 Picks: Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins

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    The Buffalo Bills have won and covered the spread in their first two preseason games, which is important to consider when making your NFL picks on Saturday as they prepare to take on the Washington Redskins at FedExField.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Bills are 3.5-point road underdogs in the pro football odds, with the betting total sitting at 42.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this nonconference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way. 

Buffalo Bills

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    The Buffalo Bills are coming off a 20-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings as 3.5-point home favorites last Friday, while going under the betting total of 43.

    Over the first two games, the Bills have gained 831 total yards, which is impressive considering No. 1 wide receiver Stevie Johnson has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. 

Washington Redskins

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    The Washington Redskins are 2-0 against the spread during the 2013 NFL preseason, which includes a 24-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers as 2.5-point home favorites on Monday.

    NFL handicappers will find that the Redskins have covered the number in their third exhibition game in each of the last six years. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Buffalo Bills in this affair, as they continue to try to build momentum under first-year head coach Doug Marrone.

    NFL Pick: Buffalo Bills +3.5


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