It’s a bit of a different look for the NFL schedule in Week 16, as the majority of the games are set to go on Saturday. There are a few still coming our way on Christmas Day, but much of the action comes the day before. Regardless of the day, it’s another huge weekend as we get over closer to the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs. Many games on the schedule this weekend have playoff implications, including the matchup that sees the Washington Commanders head west to face the San Francisco 49ers. The majority of the pressure is on the Commanders in this one and they are in as a 6 ½ point underdog. The point total is currently sitting at 37 ½. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming match between Commanders and 49ers so you can bet on the NFL Odds.
NFL Week 16 Betting Preview for Washington Commanders at San Francisco
Washington versus San Francisco Odds and Match Info
- When: Saturday, December 24 at 4:05 PM EST
- Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
- TV: CBS
Why bet on the Washington Commanders
After looking as though they were going to be in for a long season, the Commanders sprung to life and reeled off 6 wins in 7 games. They have cooled off a little since then with a tie and a loss in their last 2 outings, but they are sitting at 7-6-1 and currently occupying the final playoff spot in the NFC. That said, they will be well aware that there are several teams hot on their heels and that they might well need another couple of wins to get into the postseason. The good news for the Commanders is that they have had some success on the road this season, going 4-2-1 away from home. They are also 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games, so they might well be a good bet to keep this one closer than the spread suggests. In their last 9 trips to San Francisco, the UNDER has hit 7 times.
Why bet on the San Francisco 49ers
Usually, when a team has to close out the season with the 3rd string QB under center, things don’t tend to go very well. Don’t tell that to Brock Purdy of the 49ers, though, as he has now won both games that he has started this season. He has played a big role in helping the 49ers get to 7 straight wins and a 10-4 record, which has sealed them the NFC West. They still have their eye on moving up the seedings, though, so don’t expect this team to rest on their laurels even though they have clinched a playoff berth. Besides winning, the 49ers have also been a very good bet against the spread of late, covering in each of their last 5 games. They have also won 10 of their last 11 games played at home, so this is a formidable team in their own building. The UNDER has hit in 13 of their last 20.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Commanders might get a boost this weekend, as there is a chance that Chase Young might be back in the fold. That, though, is probably not going to be enough to get them a win in a very difficult place to get any type of positive result.
NFL Betting Pick: Washington Commander 17 San Francisco 49ers 27