The noose is starting to tighten around the Washington Commanders’ necks after a loss and a tie against the New York Giants in consecutive weeks. They are barely hanging on to a playoff spot and will run into the San Francisco 49ers on a seven-game winning streak.
Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Commanders vs 49ers. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 16 picks for you to consider.
Commanders vs 49ers Betting Lines
Commanders Barely Hanging On
After their brutal loss to the New York Giants in Week 15, the Commanders’ chances of making the playoffs are paper thin. Basically, the Commanders have to win out.
With a Week 16 meeting against the 49ers, winning even one more game is easier said than done.
The Commanders head into Sunday on an 0-2 ATS losing streak in back-to-back games to the Giants. Washington was favored in both. As underdogs, the Commanders have not covered since Nov. 14 but are 1-0 as underdogs of a touchdown or more.
When they do succeed, Washington gets it done, thanks to a top-10 defense. The defense is so strong the Commanders haven’t allowed more than 20 points in a game since Week 10 against the powerhouse Eagles.
49ers Motivation up in the Air
In terms of winning or losing, the 49ers are a good bet to succeed but lack any value on the moneyline. On a typical week, they would be a good bet to win by more than a touchdown, too, with a 5-0 ATS win streak. Two of those wins came on spreads of 8.5 or greater.
Saturday’s results may determine how motivated the 49ers are to run away with this game. If the Minnesota Vikings lose to the New York Giants, it leaves the door open for Kyle Shanahan’s side to move into the second spot in the postseason seeding.
However, if the Vikings win, the 49ers may take it easy after already winning the NFC West on Thursday night.
We also must consider the breakout success of 7th-round pick Brock Purdy at quarterback. In two starts, Purdy is 33-for-47 with 402 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He was sacked just once and even recorded a rushing TD.
But, as Morocco can attest to, most Cinderella stories end in heartbreak.
I don’t wish for Purdy to regress, but we must be realistic about how long Mr. Irrelevant can keep this pace up.
The Commander’s passing defense ranks in the top 10 and presents the toughest test yet for the newly minted starter.
Commanders vs 49ers Game Injuries
Commanders vs 49ers Head-to-Head
The 49ers and Commanders have not played since 2020 when Washington won 23-15 and covered as +3 underdogs.
Commanders vs 49ers Game Information
- Game: Commanders vs 49ers
- Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 24, 4:05 PM ET
- Location: Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco, CA
- How to watch Commanders vs 49ers?: NFL Prime Video
Commanders vs 49ers Live stream: NFL Game Pass
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Commanders vs 49ers Game Weather Conditions
59°, cloudy, open-roof stadium
Commanders vs 49ers Picks & Prediction
Predicted Score: Commanders 23, 49ers 20
- Worth Betting on the Moneyline?
Maybe. The Commanders have some bright spots and are in must-win mode. We wouldn’t bet the farm, but a small wager on Washington to win outright is not a terrible idea.
- Worth Betting ATS?
Yes. The 49ers may lack the motivation to win this game and may even rest some starters. Plus, Purdy is at risk of facing some sharp regression at some point. The Commanders’ defense may be the team to finally get to the rookie.
- Worth Betting on the Totals?
Yes. The under presents value at 39, with Purdy going up against a top-10 defense for the first time as a starter.
The San Francisco 49ers are listed at -340 in our Vegas NFL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on 49ers, you have a chance to win $29. The Washington Commanders are +275, offering a chance to win $275 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives San Francisco 49ers a 77.27% chance to win, with Washington Commanders at 26.67%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.