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Bengals vs. Washington 2021 NFL Preseason Week 2 Odds and Preview

By Carlos Chacon

The Bengals’ road to redemption starts now. It’s been a rough 2020 for the team when they finished the season with a 4-11 record and last in the AFC North, but after claiming their first NFL preseason win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 to 14, it looks like the team is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Meanwhile, the Washington Football Team is off to a slower start, losing their first game against the Patriots 22 to 13. It’s their chance to bounce back and find their footing before entering the regular season, which starts in less than a month from now.

To get your betting engines warmed up, NitroBetting shares a series of previews that cover the NFL preseason. This time, we look at the Bengals vs. Washington Football Team game, which is part of Week 3 of the preseason. Find out more about the teams and the key players, event information, the latest NFL betting odds, and of course, helpful betting trends and expert betting predictions. Don’t forget to check out the latest 2021 NFL Preseason odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Washington Football Team Game Information

  • When: Friday, August 20, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: FedExField, Landover. Maryland
  • TV: CBS, Fox, NBC
  • Radio: ESPN 1530 (Bengals) / Sports Radio 850 (Washington Football Team)
  • Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Odds: Washington Football Team -4.5

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Why Bet on the Cincinnati Bengals?

The Bengals are looking good with one preseason win in the bag and some momentum going. Kyle Shurmur played a key role in their last game, throwing for 108 yards and a pick on 12 of 19 passing. Brandon Allen showcased his skill as well, throwing for 77 yards on 7 of 10 through the air with an INT.

For the running backs, Jacques Patrick led the charge with 15 carries for 71 yards. Right behind him is Chris Evans, who recorded 13 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown to help the Bengals take the win. The receivers relied on Trenton Irwin as he led his team with 35 receiving yards.

Cleaning up the defense was Kavon Frazier, Akeem Davis-Gaither, Markus Bailey, and Trayvon Henderson, who each had a team-high 4 tackles. Frazier added 3 more solo tackles to his stats, while Darius Hodge had 1.5 sacks. Cam Sample and Joseph Ossai listed down one sack, while Frazier and Henderson showed their clutch moves when they recorded an interception each. These are just some of the crucial names that allowed Cincinnati to shine against the Buccaneers.

Why Bet on the Washington Football Team?

The Washington Football Team will try to rebound from a loss to New England last week. But as we look at the positive takeaways from the game, it’s hard to overlook what Steven Montez did for his team. The quarterback threw for 108 yards, one touchdown, and one interception on 17 of 24 passing.

Taylor Heinicke also did well after throwing for 86 yards on 9 of 15, while Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 5 of 8 passes for 58 yards in his first game as a Washington Football Team player. The backfield was sorted by Jaret Patterson with 40 rushing yards and Peyton Barber who had 20 rushing yards and a score.

There’s plenty of concern surrounding Washington’s defense, and it seems like the program is yet to find its groove. Thankfully, the preseason is here to allow teams to build some chemistry and form the best player combinations on the field. Although Justin Phillips led his team with 5 total tackles and 4 solo tackles, while Darrick Forrest had 4 solo tackles to his name.

Bengals vs. Washington Betting Trends

  • The Bengals are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
  • The Bengals are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 games.
  • The totals have gone under in 3 of the Bengals’ last 5 games.
  • The Washington Football Team is 2-3 in their last 5 games.
  • The Washington Football Team is 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 games.
  • The totals have gone over in 1 of the Washington Football Team’s last 5 games.

Bengals vs. Washington Expert Betting Predictions

This is a close game to call, but looking at previous stats, the Bengals get the upper hand. After an impressive opening game result, they could be onto something. And as they enter their third year coached by Zac Taylor, we eagerly anticipate how the team develops moving forward. On the other hand, the Washington Football Team has to act quickly if they want to win this one. They should stand good chances at covering the spread, but it is a must that the team controls the pace from the get-go if they want to produce a win here.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.