In Week 7, the Washington Football Team (2-4) will face the Green Bay Packers (5-1).
With opening NFL betting lines at +9.5, Washington is a heavy underdog.
Here are some of the odds and predictions for the WFT at the Packers matchup.
Washington Football Team: 2nd in the NFC East
The good news is that the Washington Football Team is in 2nd place in the NFC East. The bad news: the Dallas Cowboys are the only team in the NFC East with a winning record.
After six weeks, the WFT finds themselves three games behind the first-place Cowboys. In addition, the WFT has given up 186 points, the most in the NFC.
In Week 7, they’ll face the first-place Packers, who are coming off a road victory against the Chicago Bears.
The WFT led the Kansas City Chiefs at half-time last week, 13-10. But they were shut out in the second half, with the Chiefs scoring 21, including 14 in the fourth quarter.
WTF quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw for 182 yards with one touchdown and an interception. However, it wasn’t enough to keep up with the Chiefs’ passing game, where Patrick Mahomes threw for nearly 400 yards, with two touchdown passes and two interceptions.
The Chiefs piled up 499 total yards against the WFT’s defense. Their ability to accumulate that many passing yards showed plenty of vulnerability in Washington’s defense.
That’s likely one of the biggest reasons Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are 9.5-point favorites, including a money line at -450.
What are the best bets for this Week 7 matchup?
WFT at Packers: Best Bets
Aaron Rodgers is playing exceptionally well. Against the Bears, he threw for 195 yards and two touchdown passes. The WFT defense is going to have to be on their toes for this game.
A 9.5 spread is quite large. If anyone can beat that spread, though, it’s Rodgers and the Packers at home.
Washington picked up wins against the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons, two football franchises in transition. In Week 4 against the Falcons, Heinicke threw for 290, and three touchdown passes.
In Week 1, the WFT lost to the San Diego Chargers by four points in their home opener. In their four total defeats, they’ve lost by an average of just under two touchdowns, as they’ve struggled to string together four quarters of solid football in their games this season.
So, the over-under point total looks like the best bet for the WFT at Packers.
WFT at Packers: Over-Under Point Total
It’s worth noting that the WFT averaged 18 points in their four losses. Take that into consideration with the Packers, who’ve only played twice at home this season, averaging 31 points.
The over-under at 49.5 will probably trend upward as bettors realize that even an average game for both teams (based on those stats) puts the total score at exactly 49.
If Washington can score three touchdowns, then this game is definitely going to hit the over. Still, if they score 17 points — the Packers have a chance to pull the rest of the weight to reach 35.
Watch that this line doesn’t move up to 51.5. I’d take the over at 51 or less.
In my opinion, this should be your best bet for this one.
Can the WFT Keep Pace with the Packers?
Ever since the Packers gave up 17 points to the winless Detroit Lions in Week 2 (after allowing 38 points to the New Orleans Saints), they have turned their game around. It’ll be difficult for the WFT to keep up with them.
The WFT money line at +360 says it all.
So, what do you think? Can the Packers cover at -9.5 at home? Or do you prefer the over-under point total for your wager?
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