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Washington Football Team vs. Las Vegas Raiders Odds & Game Pick (2021)

by December 3, 2021
Taylor Heinicke

We have a matchup between two teams that have had some ups and downs this season but are now making a charge to make the playoffs. One team uses their offense to win games, while the other has a talented defensive front that could contain them.

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  • Opening Lines: Washington +2.5 o/u 48.5
  • Current Lines: Washington +1.5 o/u 49.5
  • Location: Allegiant Stadium
  • Start Time: 4:05 p.m. EDT
  • TV: FOX
  • Last Meeting: September 24, 2017 —  Las Vegas (Formally Oakland) 10, Washington 27

Don’t look now, but Washington is getting hot. They are coming into this game with a three-game winning steak, including a victory over the champion Buccaneers. The defense without Chase Young is starting to get things together, Taylor Heinicke is beginning to get it together, and Antonio Gibson is looking like the genuine RB1 people expected to be this season. Suddenly, there’s a real possibility of a postseason as they sit currently in the last playoff spot in the NFC. A chance of being the first repeat NFC East winner in a decade is not out of the question as they’re two games back of the Cowboys and still have to play them twice.

The Raiders are very streaky as they have both a three-game winning and losing streak this season. With all of that, the team is still very much alive in the AFC West as just one game divides all of these teams. Las Vegas was able to go toe-to-toe in a challenging road game against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Night and break a three-game losing streak with a 36-33 overtime win. A big key in last week’s win was getting Josh Jacobs back into the fold as he had his first game of over 20 carries and had a season-high 87 yards and a touchdown. If this team wants to make noise this season, they need to establish the run game behind Jacobs to take less pressure off David Carr.

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  • The over is 19-8 in Las Vegas’s last 27 games.
  • Las Vegas has won 11 of its last 16 games with an Over/Under between 47.5-51.5.
  • In its last three games, Washington is 3-0; they are the underdog.
  • The under is 12-8  in Washington’s last 20 games.


The Washington defense is starting to look like its old self. They’ve beaten three quarterbacks (Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton) with six MVPs, and all three could see themselves in Canton. What they’ve done that is a significant factor shut down the run game by allowing 66.0 rushing yards per game during their three-game winning streak. If they can contain Jacobs, they will come away with the road win.

Pick: Washington +1.5

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