Washington Football Team vs. Atlanta Falcons: Best Odds and Preview for Week 4


By BestOdds Analyst | September 27, 2021, 8:35 pm

The Washington Football Team (1-2) are favored by 1.5 points versus the Atlanta Falcons (1-2) on October 3, 2021, starting at 1:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 48 points.

Best odds for Washington vs. Falcons

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NFL matchup between the Washington Football Team and Atlanta Falcons in which the Football Team are currently the clear pick among bettors to cover the spread.

Washington Vs. Falcons Spread Betting Action

Football Team vs Falcons Moneyline Action
Football Team Falcons
Bet % 64% 36%
Stake % 75% 25%

Washington stats and betting info

Betting trends for Washington

  • Washington is winless against the spread so far this season in opportunities.
  • The Football Team have not yet covered the spread as favorites of 1.5 points or more this season (0-2).
  • Out of Washington’s three games with a set total, two have hit the over (66.7%).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 227.7 (683) 25
Rush yards 97.0 (291) 21
Points scored 22.3 (67) 18
Pass yards against 315.0 (945) 28
Rush yards against 125.0 (375) 26
Points allowed 30.7 (92) 29

Key players for Washington

  • Taylor Heinicke leads Washington with 670 yards (223.3 ypg) on 59-of-85 passing with five touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He also has 44 rushing yards on 15 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
  • The team’s top rusher, Antonio Gibson, has carried the ball 45 times for 190 yards (63.3 per game). He’s also caught six passes for 95 yards and one touchdown.
  • Terry McLaurin’s team-leading 231 yards as a receiver have come on 19 receptions (out of 25 targets) with one touchdown.
  • Logan Thomas has caught 12 passes for 117 yards (39.0 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
  • J.D. McKissic’s seven catches have turned into 98 yards.

Washington injuries

Washington: Chase Young: Out (Groin), Steven Sims Jr.: Out (Toe), Cole Holcomb: Out (Knee), Morgan Moses: Questionable (Hip), Terry McLaurin: Questionable (Thigh), Ryan Anderson: Questionable (Ankle), Kevin Pierre-Louis: Questionable (Illness)

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Atlanta stats and betting info

Betting trends for Atlanta

  • Atlanta is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Falcons are 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this year.
  • One of Atlanta’s three games with a set total has hit the over (33.3%).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 235.7 (707) 22
Rush yards 82.7 (248) 28
Points scored 16.0 (48) 28
Pass yards against 268.7 (806) 17
Rush yards against 118.3 (355) 19
Points allowed 31.3 (94) 30

Key players for Atlanta

  • Matt Ryan has thrown for 707 yards on 70.9% passing while collecting four touchdown passes with three interceptions this season.
  • Mike Davis is his team’s leading rusher with 36 carries for 137 yards, or 45.7 per game. Davis has also chipped in with 14 catches for 68 yards.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson leads his squad with 153 receiving yards (51.0 ypg) on 13 catches and one touchdown while racking up 85 rushing yards on 21 carries with one touchdown.
  • Calvin Ridley has totaled 20 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 175 (58.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 29 times and has and one touchdown.
  • Kyle Pitts has racked up 139 reciving yards (46.3 ypg) this season.

Atlanta injuries

Falcons: Younghoe Koo: Out (Right Groin), Takkarist McKinley: Out (Groin), Keanu Neal: Out (Hamstring), Ricardo Allen: Out (Elbow), Calvin Ridley: Questionable (Ankle), Julio Jones: Questionable (Hamstring)

Pick for Football Team vs. Falcons

Our in-depth statistical analysis combined with the betting split data from regulated betting sites points to the Football Team being favored to cover the spread against the Falcons.

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