Game Time: 4:05 pm ET, Sunday, December 5, 2021
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Where to Watch: Fox
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: WFT +2.5, Raiders -2.5; Over/Under: 49.5 points
Bet365: Point Spread: WFT +2.5, Raiders -2.5; Over/Under: 49.5 points
BetMGM: Point Spread: WFT +2.5, Raiders -2.5; Over/Under: 49.5 points
Washington Football Team: 5-6 (2nd place, NFC East)
Las Vegas Raiders: 6-5 (3rd place, AFC West)
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Washington Football Team vs Las Vegas Raiders Preview and Analysis
Washington Football Team: won at home on Nov. 29 against the Seattle Seahawks 17-15.
Las Vegas Raiders: won on the road on Nov. 25 against the Dallas Cowboys in overtime 36-33.
Washington Football Team Analysis
WFT is coming into this game with a 5-6 record overall and they are 2-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They are coming into this game on a 3 game winning streak after another win in their last game. Taylor Heinicke played alright in that game as he completed 27/35 passes for 223 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Antonio Gibson had a nice day on the ground as he led the team in rushing with 111 yards on 29 carries while J.D. McKissic had 30 yards and 1 touchdown on 7 carries. Terry McLaurin led the receivers with 51 yards on 4 receptions while Gibson led the team in receptions with 7. McKissic caught the lone touchdown pass in that one. Landon Collins led the defense in that game with 5 solo tackles and 2 assisted ones. Kamren Curl and Shaka Toney both recorded the only sacks in that game with 1 each while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception for them in that one. They have scored 229 points in their 11 games this season averaging 20.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 282 points against them allowing 25.6 PPG. Their offense is averaging 349.9 YPG while their defense is allowing 359.3 YPG.
Las Vegas Raiders Analysis
The Raiders are coming into this game with a 6-5 record overall and they are 3-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games but they are coming into this one off of a win in their last game which snapped a 3 game losing streak that they were on. Derek Carr had a good game as he completed 24/39 passes for 373 yards and 1 touchdown. Josh Jacobs led the team in rushing with 87 yards and 1 touchdown on 22 carries while Marcus Mariota ran in 1 TD in that one as well. Hunter Renfrow had a very nice day as he led the receivers with 134 yards on 8 receptions while DeSean Jackson had 102 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 receptions. Johnathan Abram led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Yannick Ngakoue recorded the only sack in that game while no one on the defense came up with a sack for them in that one. They have scored 259 points in their 11 games this season averaging 23.6 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 295 points against them allowing 26.8 PPG. Their offense is averaging 385.6 YPG while their defense is allowing 360.6 YPG.
Washington vs Raiders Prediction
The Raiders are coming into this game as a 2.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. WFT has been playing much better on defense in their recent games and are hot coming into this one but their offense has not been that great in those games. The Raiders have been playing well on offense all season and now their defense is starting to play better in their recent games as well. Las Vegas is a tough place to play in with all of the Raiders fans there and the WFT offense is likely going to struggle on the road there. The best bet to place in this game is on the Raiders to cover the spread here.
Washington Raiders Prediction: Our NFL Pick for Sunday, December 5, 2021 (4:05 pm ET start time) is Raiders 31 WFT 21.
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NFL Betting Trends
Washington Football Team: 154-146 ATS as an underdog. 96-87 ATS as a road underdog. 117-115 ATS in road games. 61-56 ATS in December games. 25-14 ATS after 3 or more consecutive wins.
Las Vegas Raiders: 61-92 ATS in games where the line is +3 to -3. 195-230 ATS in all games. 68-92 ATS as a favorite. 50-62 ATS as a home favorite. 89-120 ATS in home games. 40-69 ATS in December games.
Washington Football Team: J. Slye (K) Late Dec - Hamstring injury. J. McKissic (RB) Ques Sun - Head injury. D. Roberts (CB) Ques Sun - Quadricep injury.
Las Vegas Raiders: T. Sieg (LS) Out indefinitely - Illness. D. Waller (TE) day-to-day - Knee injury. N. Kwiatkoski (LB) day-to-day - Ankle injury.
"It meant a lot just because of the way these guys fight. In spite of everything that's gone on during the game with the injuries, we were able to come out on top, so good for these guys." - Ron Rivera after their win against the Seahawks in their last game.
"The penalties obviously helped. If they weren't holding, we probably would have hit those plays." - Derek Carr on their win against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Thursday.
Washington Football Team
WR McLaurin, Terry
WR Humphries, Adam
WR Sims, Cam
TE THOMAS, LOGAN
QB Heinicke, Taylor
RB Gibson, Antonio
Las Vegas Raiders
WR Jones, Zay
WR Edwards, Bryan
WR Renfrow, Hunter
TE Waller, Darren
QB CARR, DEREK
RB Jacobs, Josh
Washington Football Team
Passing: T. Heinicke (2613)
Rushing: A. Gibson (712)
Receiving: T. McLaurin (786)
Touchdowns: A. Gibson (6)
Las Vegas Raiders
Passing: D. Carr (3414)
Rushing: J. Jacobs (420)
Receiving: H. Renfrow (658)
Touchdowns: J. Jacobs (6)
Washington Football Team: Ron Rivera (2nd season)
Las Vegas Raiders: Rich Bisaccia (1st season Interim)