Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Washington Redskins-Baltimore Ravens Week 5 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Washington Redskins (2-2) at (-4) Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
Mike: Ravens. Terrance West picked up Baltimore’s first 100-yard game on the ground since last October, and there’s a good chance he and the Ravens find similar success against a Washington defense that’s showing no signs of improvement.
Ricky: Redskins. Washington is coming off back-to-back wins and its offense looks much better than it did the first two weeks. I’m also not sold on Baltimore, which makes the spread of more than a field goal a little too high for my liking. The Redskins are 6-1 straight up and against the spread in their last seven games as betting underdogs. The Ravens are 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games at home.
Andre: Redskins. Let’s stop hating on Kirk Cousins. The dude can play. After leading the league in completion percentage last year, he has a 66-percent completion percentage and is averaging 7.8 yards per attempt (8th) this season. The Redskins have also forced eight turnovers this year (tied-5th) and as a result have had an average drive start from their own 32 (4th in NFL.)
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