Broncos vs. Washington Point Spread: NFL Week 16 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Dec 20, 2017

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There will be little more than pride - and modest winning streaks - on the line Sunday afternoon as the Denver Broncos pay a visit to FedExField for a date with Washington.

Denver
5-11
AT
December 24, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
FedExField
Pointspread +3 -110
Moneyline +145
Over / Under o +39

25%

Betting Action

75%

Pointspread -3 -110
Moneyline -170
Over / Under u +39

25%

Betting Action

75%

The Broncos have won two in a row following a hideous eight-game losing streak, and are looking to close out the season on a positive note. The same goes for Washington, which upended Arizona 20-15 last time out and can secure a winning home record for the season with a win Sunday.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Washington is giving away slightly more than a field goal in a battle between teams that have fizzled after coming into the season with lofty aspirations. Consistency has been Washington’s problem of late, with just two covers in its previous nine games following a successful cover in its previous outing. The Broncos, on the other hand, have been consistent – as in, consistently bad. They’ve covered just two of their last 10 and are 1-8 ATS in their last nine road games.

Just over 60 percent of Sports Interaction bettors are siding with the home team to cover this one, while more than three-quarters are taking the over on the 40.5-point total. Denver has been a sensational under play, going 1-4 O/U in its previous five games and exceeding the total just once in its last eight vs. teams with losing records. Washington is trending in the opposite direction, having gone over in 25 of its last 35 games overall.

Denver Broncos

The top item on the Broncos’ Christmas wish list – aside from better health – might just be more consistency from the quarterback position. Denver has rotated through three mediocre options this season, with Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch combining for just 17 touchdown passes and a whopping 19 interceptions heading into the final two games of the season. Denver’s combined 73.0 QB rating ranks ahead of only the Cleveland Browns.

Washington Redskins

While the Broncos have a QB problem to fix in the offseason, Washington clearly needs to focus on rebuilding a run defence that has struggled for the majority of 2017. Washington ranks near the bottom of the league in rushing yards allowed per game (123.4) and yards per carry against (4.3), while only 11 other teams have allowed more rushing scores (11). Add in the fact that Washington averages 3.7 YPC on offence, and it faces a major disadvantage on the ground.

Broncos vs. Redskins Prediction

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