Washington Vs Chicago Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
The Washington Redskins need a win over the Chicago Bears to keep their postseason dreams alive. The Week 16 NFL Washington versus Chicago spread favors Washington by 3.5-points. Kick-off is this Saturday, December 24th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from the Soldier Field, in Chicago, Illinois.
Washington Redskins Vs Chicago Bears Spread & ATS Pick
What: Washington (7-6-1) at Chicago Bears (3-11)
When: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Chicago, IL
Stadium: Soldier Field
Spread: Washington -3.5
Moneyline: Washington -185 vs Chicago +160
Game Total: 45.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Washington vs Chicago
Why Bet Washington To Beat The Bears
Washington’s postseason chances took a blow last Monday night when they los to the Carolina Panthers last week. Their 26-15 home loss dropped them to 7-6-1 SU and 9-5 ATS this season. They average 24.6 points per game (10th) and allow 24.5 points per game (24th).
"I hate being in this position," Redskins defensive end Ricky Jean Francois said. "We controlled our own destiny and now we need help. We put ourselves in that hole and now we have to dig out of it."
Washington averages 303.0 passing yards per game (2nd). QB Kirk Cousins (4360 yards, 23 TDs & 10 INTs) struggled against Carolina. He completed 32 of 47 passes for 315 yards and one interception. Their best WR was DeSean Jackson (49 rec, 857 yards, 4 TDs) with seven catches for 111 yards. WR Jamison Crowder (64 rec, 828 yards, 7 TDs) was nowhere to be found on MNF. The team averages 103.6 rushing yards per game (18th). QB Kirk Cousins was the leading rusher on the team with 11 yards against Carolina. RB Robert Kelley (137 car, 595 yards, 6 TDs) had just eight yards on nine carries. He scored a rushing touchdown.
Washington has the 29th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 260.1 passing yards per game (26th) and 115.4 rushing yards per game (22nd). They have recorded 36 sacks this season (5th). Will Compton has 101 tackles, and Ryan Kerrigan has 11.0 sacks.
Why Bet Chicago Bears To Beat Washington
The Chicago Bears are 3-11 SU and 7-7 ATS after losing 30-27 to the Green Bay Packers last week. They average 17.7 points per game (17th) and allow 22.9 points per game (16th).
The Bears average 250.8 passing yards per game (14th). QB Matt Barkley (1163 yards, 6 TDs & 7 INTs) is trying to make a name for himself in this league. Barkley didn’t have his best game against the Packers. He completed 30 of 43 passes for 362 yards. He threw two touchdown passes and was intercepted three times. WR Alshon Jeffery (46 rec, 719 yards, 2 TDs) and Cameron Meredith (53 rec, 692 yards, 3 TDs) are the two weapons make Barkley’s job easy. Chicago averages 100.9 rushing yards per game (22nd). RB Jordan Howard (211 car, 1059 yards, 6 TDs) surpassed the 1000-yard mark in just his rookie season.
Chicago has the 9th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Bears allow 220.0 passing yards per game (6th) and 115.6 rushing yards per game (23rd). They have recorded 37 sacks this season (4th). Jerrell Freeman has 91 tackles, and Willie Young leads the team with 7.5 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Washington is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
- Washington is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
- Washington is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Chicago is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
Both the public and sharps are backing Washington and so am I.
My final score prediction is Washington 23, Chicago 20.