Washington Football Team vs Denver Broncos Prediction, Preview and Odds - 10/31/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 4:25 pm ET, Sunday, October 31, 2021
Venue:  Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
Where to Watch:  Fox

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  WFT +3.5, Broncos -3.5; Over/Under:  44.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  WFT +3, Broncos -3; Over/Under:  44.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  WFT +3, Broncos -3; Over/Under:  44.5 points
 

Season Record

Washington Football Team:  2-5 (2nd place, NFC East)
Denver Broncos:  3-4 (4th place, AFC West)
 
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Washington Football Team vs Denver Broncos Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Washington Football Team:  lost on the road on Oct. 24 against the Green Bay Packers 24-10.
Denver Broncos:  lost on the road on Oct. 21 against the Cleveland Browns 17-14.
 
 
 

Washington Football Team Analysis

Washington is coming into this game with a 2-5 record overall and they are 1-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming into this game on a 3 game losing streak after losses to the Saints, Chiefs, and Packers. They lost their last game to the Packers 24-10 in a game that they kept close in the first quarter but then let the game get away from them gradually throughout the course of the game. Taylor Heinicke played alright in that game but still struggled at times as he completed 25/37 passes for 268 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He also led the team in rushing in that game with 95 yards on 10 carries while Antonio Gibson had 51 yards on 14 carries. Terry McLaurin had a nice day as he led the receivers with 122 yards and 1 touchdown on 7 receptions. Landon Collins led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Jonathan Allen led the defense in sacks in that game with 2 while no one on the defense came away with an interception in that one. They have scored 146 points in their 7 games this season averaging 20.9 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 210 points against them allowing 30 PPG. Their offense is averaging 349.6 YPG while the Washington defense is allowing 406 YPG.
 
 

Denver Broncos Analysis

The Broncos are coming into this game with a 3-4 record overall and they are 1-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. The Broncos have now lost 4 games straight after going 3-0- to start their season. They lost 17-14 in their last game against the Browns in a game where they were trailing the entire time and did not even score a point in the first half of that game, starting to make a comeback in the second half of that game but still fell short. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater did not have a good game as he completed 23/33 passes for 187 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interceptions. Javonte Williams led the team in rushing with 20 yards on 4 carries but the team really had nothing going for them on the ground in that one. Courtland Sutton led the receivers with 68 yards on 5 receptions while Noah Fant and Melvin Gordon III both caught the only touchdown passes for them in that one. Kareem Jackson led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones while Ronald Darby was right behind him with 6 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Shelby Harris had the only sack for the defense in that game while no one was able to come away with an interception for them. Their star linebacker Von Miller also suffered an injury in that game causing him to leave early. They have scored 140 points in their 7 games this season averaging 20 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 127 points against them allowing 18.1 PPG. Their offense is averaging 347.6 YPG while their defense is allowing 323.4 YPG. 
 
 

 

Washington vs Broncos Prediction

The Broncos are coming into this game as a 3.5 point favorite with the point total being set at 44.5 with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Broncos did not look good at all in their last game and their offense was awful only scoring 14 points in that game and they were not even able to score in the first half at all. Their run defense was awful as well and they were getting run all over by the Browns but surprisingly still only allowed 17 points even with their best defensive player leaving the game early with injury. Washington have not been any better in their games and have not scored more than 13 points in each of their last 2. They have also been shut out completely in 4 of their last 8 quarters played. The best bet to place in this game is on the under as it will be a low scoring game due to the weak offenses and inability to score points by both sides.
 
Washington Broncos Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, October 31, 2021 (4:25 pm ET start time) is Broncos 17 Washington 13.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
Washington Football Team: 88-101 ATS in games where the line is +3 to -3. 216-248 ATS in all games. 76-107 ATS in all games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points. 163-183 ATS in games played on a grass field. 46-63 ATS in non-conference games.
Denver Broncos: 92-81 O/U in games where the line is +3 to -3. 261-224 O/U in all games. 171-135 O/U as a favorite. 110-81 O/U as a home favorite. 134-106 O/U in home games. 72-45 O/U in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points. 24-9 O/U against NFC East division opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Washington Football Team:  C. Samuel (WR) Out Sun - Groin injury. R. Seals-Jones (TE) Prob Sun - Quadricep injury. T. McLaurin (WR) Prob Sun - Ankle injury.
Denver Broncos:  N. Muti (G) Out indefinitely - Illness. J. Griffith (LB) Ques Sun - Hamstring injury. A. Okwuegbunam (TE) Ques Sun - Hamstring injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We're such a better football team than what our record says. But at the end of the day, you can only go by what we've done. We're what, 2-5? That's just who we are. Losing teams find ways to lose games and winning teams find ways to win games." Jonathan Allen after their loss to the Packers in their last game.
 
 
"The last drive was very frustrating. We loaded up against the run and we couldn't stop them." - Vic Fangio on Cleveland’s final drive of the game which put the dagger in them.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Washington Football Team
WR McLaurin, Terry 
WR Humphries, Adam 
WR Sims, Cam 
TE Bates, John 
QB Heinicke, Taylor 
RB Gibson, Antonio 
 
Denver Broncos
WR Sutton, Courtland 
WR Hinton, Kendall 
TE Fant, Noah 
QB Bridgewater, Teddy 
RB Gordon, Melvin 
FB Beck, Andrew 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Washington Football Team
Passing: T. Heinicke (1658)
Rushing: A. Gibson (408)
Receiving: T. McLaurin (550)
Touchdowns: T. McLaurin (4)
 
Denver Broncos
Passing: T. Bridgewater (1701)
Rushing: M. Gordon III (350)
Receiving: C. Sutton (539)
Touchdowns: T. Patrick (3)
 
Coaches:
Washington Football Team: Ron Rivera (2nd season)
Denver Broncos: Vic Fangio (3rd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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