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Washington Commanders vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/31/2023

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Washington Commanders vs San Francisco 49ers 12/31/2023:
  • Take the 49ers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Commanders (+13.5)
  • Projecting a combined 49 points, we like the over

Washington Commanders vs San Francisco 49ers Preview

Kickoff for the 49ers and Commanders matchup on Sunday, December 31st is set for 1:00 ET. This week 17 NFL showdown will be televised on FOX.

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Washington Commanders vs San Francisco 49ers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In their only head to head matchup last season, the 49ers won by a score of 37-20. With a combined 57 points, the 49ers and Commanders surpassed the over/under line of 37.5. The 49ers covered the spread in this matchup. In the win, the 49ers racked up 371 yards of total offense compared to the Commanders at 349. The 49ers rushed for 153 yards and threw for 218 in the game.

The 49ers and Commanders did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the 49ers have a record of 2-1. However, against the spread the Commanders went 2-1. The over/under record in these matchups was 1-2 on an average of 34 points per game.

Washington Commanders vs San Francisco 49ers Prediction

Entering week 17, San Francisco is positioned 1st in the NFC-West with a 11-4 record. In the NFC, they are currently in 1st place. Looking at their ATS performance so far, the 49ers are above .500 at 8-6-1. Their average scoring margin is +11.8. San Francisco has an over/under record of 8-6-1 so far this year. Their average over/under betting line stands at 43.8 points, and their games have averaged a combined 47.4 points per game.

The 49ers come in with an average 29.6 points per game on offense, which has them 3rd in the NFL. The 49ers’ defense has, on average, allowed 312.3 yards and 17.8 points per contest (3rd). Leading up to this game, they’ve permitted a 66.1% completion rate and yielded 17 passing touchdowns. In terms of run defense, they rank 3rd in the NFL.

As they get ready to face the 49ers, the Commanders carry in a 4-11 record. Within the NFC-East, they are currently in 4th place and are positioned 14th in the NFC overall. The Commanders’ current scoring margin for the season stands at -9.6, contributing to their ATS record of 6-8-1. Currently, the Commanders have an average over/under line of 42.3 points for this season. Their games have been averaging 50.8 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 9-6.

At home, the Commanders are averaging 18 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 20.6 points per game. In the league, Washington is 20th in overall scoring. When it comes to yards allowed, the Commanders rank 32nd in the league, conceding an average of 384.3 yards per contest. Washington’s defense has allowed 30.2 points per game, which has them 30th in the NFL.

Coming in as 13.5 point favorites, our projections have the 49ers picking up a 27-22 win. In terms of win probabilities, our analytics gives San Francisco 66% chance of taking down the Commanders.

Washington Commanders vs San Francisco 49ers Betting Tips

  • Take the 49ers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Commanders (+13.5)
  • Projecting a combined 49 points, we like the over

Washington Commanders Injury Report

  • Braeden Daniels – Shoulder (Out)
  • Ricky Stromberg – Knee (Out)
  • Brian Robinson Jr. – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Chris Rodriguez Jr. – Foot (Questionable)
  • Shaka Toney – Suspension (Out)
  • Benjamin St-Juste – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Darrick Forrest – Shoulder (Out)
  • Armani Rogers – Achilles (Out)
  • Percy Butler – Wrist (Questionable)
  • Curtis Hodges – Back (Out)
  • Curtis Brooks – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Andrew Wylie – Elbow (Questionable)
  • Tyler Larsen – Knee (Questionable)
  • Charles Leno Jr. – Calf (Questionable)
  • Efe Obada – Leg (Out)
  • De’Jon Harris – Quad (Out)
  • Dax Milne – Groin (Out)
  • Jamin Davis – Shoulder (Out)
  • David Bada – Triceps (Out)
  • Jeremy Reaves – Knee (Out)

San Francisco 49ers Injury Report

  • Ross Dwelley – Ankle (Questionable)
  • George Odum – Bicep (Out)
  • Ray-Ray McCloud III – Rib (Out)
  • Jauan Jennings – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Elijah Mitchell – Knee (Questionable)
  • Arik Armstead – Foot/knee (Questionable)
  • Trent Williams – Groin (Questionable)
  • Oren Burks – Knee (Questionable)
  • Danny Gray – Shoulder (Out)
  • Kalia Davis – Ankle (Out)
  • Brock Purdy – Neck (Questionable)
  • Drake Jackson – Knee (Out)
  • Nick Zakelj – Bicep (Out)
  • Jaylon Moore – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Talanoa Hufanga – Knee (Out)
  • Aaron Banks – Toe (Questionable)
  • Ambry Thomas – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Cameron Latu – Knee (Out)

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