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NFL Week 4 Preseason Previews and Predictions

The NFL regular season is around the corner and with one week left in the preseason, teams are just giving their starting players some rest time before the real action begins. However, this week there’s still plenty of action left which should give you many opportunities to make some money. Keep reading for the game previews of what’s to come…

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Atlanta Falcons

  • Time: Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:00 PM ET
  • Place: Georgia Dome
  • Betting Line: Falcons -3.5
  • Total: 39.5

Bet on the Jaguars

The Jaguars managed to win their third preseason game, defeating the Bengals on Sunday 26-21. QB Chad Henne led in passing with 75 passing yards and one touchdown and he’s expected to take the field again to give Blake Bortles a rest before the season starts. The duo of Neal Sterling and Tony Washington led through the air with a combined 56 receiving yards and one touchdown, with Allen Hurns adding two catches of his own. Joe Banyard led on the ground with 54 yards and one touchdown.

Bet on the Falcons

The Falcons are now 2-1 which could mean they enter the regular season with momentum if they defeat the Jaguars regardless of losing their third game of the preseason to the Miami Dolphins 17-6. QB Matt Ryan led the way in passing with 129 yards with one interception. Matt Schaub, however, will be taking the field in this game to give Ryan rest time. Aldrick Robinson and Austin Hooper led in receiving with 120 yards on eight catches, with Nick Williams adding three receptions of his own. Brandon Wilds led the way on the ground with 11 yards on three carries.

Game Prediction: The Falcons should be able to close out the preseason with a win. Atlanta -3 is our bet.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals

  • Time: Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:30 PM ET
  • Place: Paul Brown Stadium
  • Betting Line: Bengals -4
  • Total: 39

Bet on the Colts

The Colts enter this game with back to back losses, most recently falling to the Philadelphia Eagles 33-23. QB Stephen Morris led in passing with 144 passing yards and one touchdown and he’s expected to take the field again, along with Scott Tolzien, to give Andrew Luck some rest before the season starts. Donte Moncrief and Mekale McKay led in the air game with 107 receiving yards on seven catches, along with Phillip Dorsett who added three catches of his own. Robert Turpin led on the ground with 24 yards on four catches.

Bet on the Bengals

The Bengals lost their third game to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 26-31. QB AJ McCarron led the way in passing with 107 yards and one touchdown and he’s expected to take the field again to give Andy Dalton some rest before the season starts. The duo of Jeremy Hill and Cody Core led in the air with a combined 81 receiving yards on two catches, with Giovani Bernard adding two catches of his own. Bernard also led on the ground with 27 yards on three carries.

Game Prediction: We like the Bengals’ chances with McCarron at the helm. Bengals -4.5

Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Time: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Place: Raymond James Stadium
  • Betting Line: Buccaneers -2.5
  • Total: 38

Bet on the Redskins

The Redskins won their last game against the Buffalo Bills by a score of 21-16. QB Kirk Cousins led the way in passing with 188 yards and three touchdowns however Colt McCoy will likely take the field in this game to give Cousins resting time. DeSean Jackson and Vernon Davis led in receiving with a combined 98 yards on seven catches, while Ryan Grant added a catch of his own. Robert Kelly led on the ground with 51 yards on 12 carries.

Bet on the Buccaneers

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers also won their third game, toppling the Cleveland Browns 30-13. QB Jameis Winston led the way in passing with 259 yards and two touchdowns, but backup Mike Glennon will likely get most of the playing time to give Winston rest. Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson combined for 190 receiving yards, while Adam Humphries added two catches of his own. Russell Hansbrough led on the ground with 27 yards on nine carries.

Game Prediction: We like the Bucs’ chances of winning this game and covering at -3.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings

  • Time: Thursday, September 01, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Place: U.S. Bank Stadium
  • Betting Line: Vikings -5
  • Total: 37

Bet on the Rams

Los Angeles lost their third preseason game to the Denver Broncos 17-9. In the loss, QB Case Keenum led the way in passing putting up 77 yards on eight completed passes. However, Sean Mannion and Jared Goff will likely get most of the playing time in this game. Lance Kendricks and Kenny Britt led in the air game with 56 receiving yards on five catches. Terrence Magee led on the ground with 78 yards on three carries.

Bet on the Vikings

The Vikings are 3-0 in preseason action, winning their last game over the San Diego Chargers 23-10. QB Teddy Bridgewater led the way in passing with 161 passing yards and one touchdown however backups Joel Stave and Shaun Hill will likely be filling in for this game. Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph led in the air game with 127 receiving yards and one TD, while Jarius Wright added a catch of his own. Jerick McKinnon led on the ground with 56 yards on eight carries.

Game Prediction: We like the Vikings to win, however they will not cover. Take the Rams at +5.

Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints

  • Time: Thursday, September 01, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Place: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • Betting Line: Saints -5.5
  • Total: 41

Bet on the Ravens

The Ravens could finish their preseason at 4-0 if they defeat the Saints in this game. They won their last game against the Detroit Lions, 30-9. QB Ryan Mallett led in passing with 112 yards and one touchdown and he’s expected to take the field against the Saints to give Joe Flacco rest time. Jeremy Butler and Mike Wallace led in the air with a combined 80 receiving yards and one touchdown, while Darren Waller added two catches of his own. Terrance West led on the ground with 43 yards on seven carries.

Bet on the Saints

Meanwhile, the Saints are in the 3-0 hole, losing their last game to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-14. QB Garrett Grayson led in passing with 128 yards and one touchdown and should be taking the field once again, along with Luke McCown, to give Drew Brees resting time. Willie Snead and Travaris Cadet led through the air with 100 receiving yards and one touchdown with Tommylee Lewis adding two catches of his own. Tim Hightower led on the ground with 27 yards on eight carries.

Game Prediction: The Saints will strike a win, however they’ll not cover. Take the Ravens at +5.5.