Sunday, October 4, 2020, FedExField, Landover, Maryland, 1 p.m. ET
Ravens at Washington Football Team Betting Preview: Ravens (-13/-110), Washington Football Team (+13/-110)
The Ravens (2-1) look to distance themselves from a high-profile loss in their last game when they make the short 45-mile trek to face their Beltway rivals. Dynamic quarterback Lamar Jackson struggled against an aggressive Kansas City defense, completing 15 of 28 passes for just 97 yards (his lowest in 25 NFL starts) in a 34-20 setback on Monday.
The reigning NFL MVP continued to produce with his legs, however, rushing for 83 yards on Monday ahead to a date versus a generous Washington Football Team that surrenders 125.0 yards per game on the ground and could be without rookie Chase Young (groin).
Running backs Mark Ingram II, rookie J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards will also look to contribute to the Ravens’ fifth-ranked ground attack (166.3 yards per game).
Speedy wideout Marquise Brown leads the team with 12 receptions, however he was unable to stretch the field versus the Chiefs. Star tight end Mark Andrews has been limited to four catches for 51 yards and zero touchdowns after reeling in five receptions for 58 yards and two scores in the season opener.
Washington Football Team
Washington (1-2) sports the NFL’s third-worst offense (288.0 total yards per game) and faces a potential crisis of confidence from Dwayne Haskins, who accounted for four (three interceptions, one fumble) of the team’s five turnovers in a 34-20 loss to Cleveland on Sunday. Haskins has completed just 56.4 percent of his passes and been sacked 10 times this season.
Antonio Gibson has been a plus out of the backfield, scoring a rushing touchdown in back-to-back games while averaging 4.5 yards per carry. Gibson, in fact, is the first rookie since quarterback Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris in 2012 to rush for two or more touchdowns in the team’s first three games.
Washington’s 13 sacks are tied for the third-most in franchise history through the first three weeks of the season, however it likely will be without Young (rookie-best 2.5 sacks).
Montez Sweat has four sacks in his last four games overall dating back to last season for Washington, which reportedly will be without defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis (torn biceps) for the remainder of the season.
Ravens at Washington Football Team Betting Pick for Week 4
A fast start is imperative for the Ravens, as the team is 0-10 in games (including playoffs) in which it trailed at halftime since Jackson was selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Fortunately for Baltimore, a fast start might not be needed against a team that has difficulties scoring points. The Ravens should get healthy quick against the Washington Football Team.
Ravens at Washington Football Team Betting Pick:
Ravens 31, Washington Football Team 13
Ravens at Washington Football Team Best Bet for Week 4
Baltimore answered back-to-back losses last year by going on a 12-game winning streak to finish the season with a 14-2 mark. The Ravens also find themselves in the unfamiliar role of being out of the penthouse in the AFC North. In short, they’ll have inspiration to get back on track.
Ravens at Washington Football Team Best Bet: OVER 47 points (-110)