What a ride it was for the 2020 Washington Football Team; a new name, a new team president, a new head coach, and a new chapter was in store. However, reports of malfunction and abuse littered their season and owner Dan Snyder, leading them to a 7-9 season finish. Thanks to a horrid NFC East, 7-9 was just good enough for the Football Team to secure a berth in the NFC Playoffs. Washington was the one that didn’t belong in the NFC Playoffs and were treated as such– they were eliminated in the first round despite an inspired day from Taylor Heinicke.
After being aggressive in the quarterback trade market (even offering a first-round pick for Matthew Stafford), the Washington Football Team brought in journeyman veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick as their temporary fix for 2021. It remains to be seen whether Washington will be as aggressive in landing a quarterback in the upcoming draft, but they did bring in several weapons to bolster their offense. Among those new acquisitions is Curtis Samuel, who is expected to have a strong role in the offense.
The defensive front is also mostly here to stay, led by rookie Chase Young and sophomore Montez Sweat. For the first time in forever, the future may be bright in DC.
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Washington prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. Terry McLaurin was a popular target for prop betting this past year along with running backs J.D. McKissic and Antonio Gibson. For example, McLaurin’s projected receiving total in Washington’s Week 11 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals was 67.5 yards. Those who thought he would haul in 68 or more yards would bet the over while those who thought he would record 67 or less yards would bet the under. McLaurin pulled in 84 yards that game, giving those who bet the over a win.
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Washington futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL DROY
- Chase Young -110
- Patrick Queen +450
- Kenneth Murray +1000
- Jaylon Johnson +1500
This line for the Defensive Rookie of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. Chase Young opened as the favorite to win the award, but those odds continued to grow toward him as the season went on. He closed at -375, diminishing the return on bets compared to the beginning of the year when he won the award in December.
Washington Super Bowl LVI odds
The Washington Football Team opened with +6000 odds to win Super Bowl LVI. Those odds are third best in the NFC East and in line with teams like the Bengals, Broncos, and Giants.
Washigton NFC East odds
The Washington Football Team won their third NFC East title since 2012 in 2020. However, their odds moving into 2021 are determinant on their quarterback situation.
Washington win totals
8 wins (-110 over)/(-110 under)
Per advanced stats, the WFT had the most productive offseason of any team; they added Ryan Fitzpatrick and a host of offensive and defensive weapons to their roster. Further, they could pursue a top quarterback in the upcoming NFL draft.
Washington Football Team 2021 schedule and betting odds
Check back for the complete Washington 2021 schedule along with the opening spreads for every game.
How to bet on the Washington Football Team
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Washington -185
- Eagles +210
Washington is considered a heavy favorite in this matchup (indicated by -185), requiring a $185 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Eagles are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $310 total for a $100 bet ($210 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Washington -3.5 (-110)
- Broncos +3.5 (-110)
In this example, Washington is favored by 3.5 points, indicated by “-3.5.” If the Football Team wins the game 24-20, Washington (-3.5) wins the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Broncos keep the game within four and lose 27-24, the Broncos (+3.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, Washington’s Week 15 game against the Seattle Seahawks had a projected point total of 41.5 points. The Football Team came up just short 20-15, totaling just 35 points. Those who bet the under in the game would have cashed out.
Washington fielded one of the nastiest front fours in the NFL, often wreaking havoc for opponents. Also, their six annual games against the offense-depleted NFC East caused their projected point totals to often be lower than league average. Aside from games against offensive juggernauts like Cleveland and the Los Angeles Rams, Washington saw over/unders between 43 and 48 points in 2020.
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if Washington (-100) was favored against the Raiders (+140) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Football Team to win would win $10.
However, say the Football Team fell to a big 17-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Raiders, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking Washington to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Washington (+130) at halftime and the Football Team pulls off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $10 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Raiders (+140) in that game, but Washington jumps out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Washington (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Washington 2020 recap
Record ATS: 9-7
Over/under record: 5-11
There’s not a lot fans can complain about after securing a division title and a playoff spot, despite Washington’s 7-9 record. Subpar quarterback play seemed to be the sole factor holding this team back in 2020 despite an array of weapons surrounding Alex Smith and Taylor Hienicke. The pass rush of Washington was one of the best in the league and the young corps of players, led by Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young and Montez Sweat, will be looking to replicate their production in 2021.
The record that stands out is their record against the point total in 2020. Their 5-11 mark was tied for second worst in the league, but did prove to be the winning factor in games against San Francisco, Philadelphia, and– most importantly– Pittsburgh. Washington also posted an optimistic 9-7 record against the spread, many of the wins coming during a late-season four-game win streak that ultimately secured the NFC East title.
Washington 2021 offseason moves
Key re-signings: G Brandon Scherff (franchise tag), WR Cam Sims (one year, $2.1 million)
Key free agent losses: CB Ronald Darby (to Broncos), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (to Texans)
Key free agent signings: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (one year, $12 million), CB William Jackson III (three years, $42 million), WR Curtis Samuel (three years, $34.5 million)
Draft pick position needs: OT, LB, CB, S