Running the ball could be a challenge in this one as Washington’s top two running backs Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic have been dealing with injuries. McKissic’s odds of playing diminish with each passing day. Washington has allowed the third-fewest rushing yards in the NFL this year and the Raiders aren’t exactly a run-first team to begin with.
Washington is 2-3 on the road and has been held to 21 points or less in the three losses. The Raiders have given up 109 points in their last three home games.
Despite their mediocre records, both teams still have chances at making the playoffs although the Las Vegas odds don’t favor either team making playoff runs. Washington (+12500) has the 10th-best odds to win the NFC championship while Las Vegas (+4000) is tied for 10th in the AFC odds.
- Game: Washington Football Team (5-6) at Las Vegas Raiders (6-5)
- Location: Allegiant Stadium
- Day/Time: Sunday, Dec. 5, 4:05 p.m. ET
- Television: FOX
Washington vs Raiders Betting Lines
|Washington Football Team||-1 (-105)||+105||49 (-110o)|
|Las Vegas Raiders||-1 (-115)||-125||49 (-110u)|
The Washington Football Team was listed by the NFL betting lines as 3½-point underdogs against the visiting Raiders, who were located in Oakland at that time. Kirk Cousins threw touchdown passes to three different players as Washington jumped out to the 21-0 lead. The Raiders got within 14 points late in the third quarter before Washington won 27-10 to cover for the third straight time against the Raiders.
The game did not come close to the 53½-point total.
Washington Football Team
Next game: vs. Dallas
A J.D. McKissic 10-yard run followed by a two-point conversion run by Antonio Gibson broke a 9-9 tie. Seattle pulled within two points on a Russell Wilson touchdown pass with 15 seconds to play in the fourth quarter but the two-point conversion pass failed to Washington held on for the 17-15 win to cover for the third consecutive game.
The game went under the 46½-point total.
McKissic (concussion), offensive linemen Ereck Flowers (foot) and Wes Schweitzer, safety Landon Collins (foot) and defensive back Benjamin St-Juste missed practice on Thursday. Gibson (shin), receiver Curtis Samuel (groin), tight end Ricky Seals-Jones (hip) and Logan Thomas (hamstring) and offensive linemen Tyler Larsen (knee) and Brandon Scherff (knee) were limited in Thursday’s practice. Defensive end Chase Young (leg) is on injured reserve.
Washington’s injury report
Ereck Flowers (Foot)
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Las Vegas Raiders
Next game: at Kansas City
The Raiders led by 11 points on two occasions before Dallas tied the game with 2:54 left in the fourth quarter and again with a field goal on the final play of the second half. Las Vegas won the game in overtime on Daniel Carlson’s fifth field goal of the game. It was the first time in the last four games that Las Vegas covered against the spread.
The game went over the 51-point total with 8:18 left in the fourth quarter.
Defensive back Brandon Facyson (hamstring), defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins (shoulder), receiver Zay Jones (shoulder), linebacker Marquel Lee (ankle) are probable. Receiver DeSean Jackson (calf), running back Josh Jacobs (ankle), defensive end and Carl Nassib (knee), linebackers Nick Kwiatkoski (ankle), and Patrick Onwuasor (hamstring), defensive back Keisean Nixon (ankle) are questionable.
Washington vs Raiders Betting Analysis
Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders leads the NFL with 3,414 passing yards while the Washington Football Team has given up an NFL-leading 26 touchdown passes this season.
Las Vegas linebacker Denzel Perryman is second in the NFL with 121 tackles while Yannick Ngakoue and Maxx Crosby have combined for 13 sacks. Washington’s best pass rushers (Chase Young and Montez Sweat) won’t play in the game.
The Washington Football Team is 4-1 against the scores and odds in the last five games against the Raiders.
Washington is 2-4 against the spread in its last six road games.
The total has gone over in 11 of the Raiders’ last 16 games.