The Washington Football Team can stake its claim to the NFC East title with a win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, coupled with a New York Giants loss. It’s quite a rise in the team’s fortunes in head coach Ron Rivera’s first season with the team, and it could come against the team that he led to a Super Bowl but was unceremoniously dumped by near the end of last season. Check out our expert Panthers vs Washington Week 16 betting predictions to see where the best value lies in NFL online betting odds.
Of course, Washington couldn’t have good fortune without some possible bumps, as the starting quarterback spot is up for grabs due to injury and possible NFL COVID-19 trouble, so pay attention to that if you’re going to bet online on this contest.
|Game: Carolina (4-10) at Washington (6-8)
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Panthers vs Washington Week 16 Betting Predictions: NFL Betting Lines
|Team||Point Spread||Moneyline||Over/Under||Team Total|
Panthers -110 | Washington -110
The Panthers come into this one having lost their last three contests. The only possible motivation would be to beat their former coach, but that seems shaky against a Washington squad fighting for a division title. Dwayne Haskins’ availability for this one is questionable after he was seen without a mask at a birthday party last Sunday.
Pick: Washington to win
Point Spread: Washington -1
The NFL odds practically have this one as a pick ‘em despite Washington playing at home and in contention for the playoffs. Once again, Carolina hasn’t been playing well, though the Panthers have lost each of their last three games by a single score. Washington has to take this one seriously despite the Panthers’ record, and we think it will.
Pick: Washington to cover
Here’s the most interesting bet even if Haskins is the starter, which it appears like he will be. Washington hasn’t exactly been a top offensive team with the second-year pro at the helm. The team has been getting by thanks to its defense, which doesn’t help an over/under bet.
Carolina has shown some fight in recent weeks, despite star running back, Christian McCaffrey, continuing to be sidelined. Teddy Bridgewater could lead the Panthers to a few scores but we don’t think it will be enough for this one to hit the over.
Pick: Under 42½
Panthers vs Washington Week 16 Betting Predictions Final score
Washington 21, Panthers 17
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Panthers vs Washington Betting Predictions: Props Talk
Washington is going to have to rely on its defense to do the heavy lifting. The Panthers’ defense allows 25.4 points per game, though whether the Washington offense can take advantage of that is a big unknown.
Let’s take a look at some NFL betting props for the game.
Total TDs in Game: Under 4½ -105
With Washington struggling to score and Carolina taking on the Washington defense, touchdowns may be hard to come by in this one. We can see both teams finding the end zone at some point, but not a total of five times.
First Team To Score: Washington -115
Washington playing at home and with something to play for means the team is going to come out with some adrenaline to do well. It might not last, but we can see Washington getting on the scoreboard first in this one.
A Safety To Be Scored: Yes +700
Sometimes it’s fun to make one of your NFL picks on a rare occurrence. Maybe not put too much on it, but just a little something that could pay off nicely if it happens. Washington’s defensive line is one of the best in the game, and they could have Bridgewater scrambling in this one. If it’s near the goal line, Bridgewater could get trapped in the end zone, giving you a nice payout.
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