The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a disappointing loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 13 of the NFL season. The defeat dropped the Niners to 5-7, and they currently sit one game behind the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals in the race for the seventh and final NFC playoff spot.
San Francisco’s opponent in Week 14 is on a role. The Washington Football Team has won three games in a row, including a massive upset over the previously undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13.
Oddsmakers believe Sunday’s game will be a tight, low-scoring affair:
Washington @ 49ers
Point spread: 49ers -3
Point total: 43.5
Moneyline: Washington +150, 49ers -182
San Francisco has only covered once in its last four outings and is 5-7 ATS this season. The 43.5 total is tied with the Dallas Cowboys/Cincinnati Bengals matchup for the lowest amongst all games on the Week 14 schedule.
Washington is 5-1-1 ATS over its previous seven contests, and the under has hit in six out of the team’s 12 games this season.
This Sunday’s matchup with be the 34th meeting between the two franchises, with the 49ers holding a 21-11-1 record against Washington. San Francisco has beaten the WFT five times in their last six games, including a 9-0 shutout last season that was played in sloppy conditions in the Nation’s Capital.
Washington beat San Francisco in a nail-biter in Week 6 of the 2017 season, edging the Niners 26-24. That game is memorable because quarterback C.J. Beathard came in for the struggling Brian Hoyer. The then-rookie went 19-of-36 for 245 yards, a touchdown and an interception, almost leading the 49ers to a comeback win.
What have been some of your favorite games between San Francisco and Washington?