The Washington Football Team are on a winning streak, which they plan to extend when they meet the Las Vegas Raiders in Sin City this weekend. Will Washington continue their unbeaten run? Or will the Raiders put the clamps on Taylor Heinicke and company? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Washington Football Team vs Las Vegas Raiders Regular Season Week 13 Game on December 5, 2021
Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
When: Sunday, December 5, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Washington Football Team (-6.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-6
Washington is surging. After a Week 9 bye, the Football Team have won three games in a row, which includes a victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 10, 29-19. Then they took down the Carolina Panthers, 27-21, on the road in Week 11 before beating the Seattle Seahawks last Monday back at home, 17-15. Taylor Heinicke has been a steady quarterback for Washington, which saw him pass for 223 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 27/35 completions. The dynamism of running back Antonio Gibson can be a game-changer, too. Against the Seahawks, he rushed 29 times for 111 yards and caught all seven targets for 35 yards. He’s an effective weapon in moving the chains for Washington’s offense that is ninth in the league in rushing yards per game (125.5) and averages 20.8 points per contest. And then there’s Washington’s defense that has come alive of late, despite missing Chase Young.
Washington is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games versus a team with a winning record.
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders (+6.5)
Regular Season Record: 6-5
Beating the Dallas Cowboys showed that the Raiders have plenty of fight left in them. That win stopped a three-game free fall and gives the Raiders a much-needed boost for the final stretches of the regular season. Derek Carr passed for 373 yards and a touchdown without an interception on 24/39 completions. Hunter Renfrow led the team with 134 receiving yards on eight catches, while recent addition DeSean Jackson had 102 receiving yards and a touchdown on three catches. Jackson remains a deep threat, and he could be a problem for Washington’s defense that is 28th in the league with 7.4 yards allowed per pass. Those two receivers are going to have to expect plenty of targets coming their way, with tight end Darren Waller currently considered week-to-week due to a knee injury, which means he is unlikely to play in Week 13.
The over is 4-1 in the Raiders’ last five games against a team with a losing record.
The Raiders win, 27-20.
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