At 1:00 ET, it's a week 17 NFL battle between the Commanders and 49ers at FedEx Field. Don't miss it on FOX as the game takes place on Sunday, December 31st. o

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS VS WASHINGTON COMMANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Commanders +13.5

This game will be played at FedEx Field at 1:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 27-22 in favor of the 49ers.
  • Our projections have Brock Purdy finishing with 264.812 passing yards on 20.935/34.178 passing.
  • The 49ers are projected to finish with 370 yards of offense compared to the 339 yards for the Commanders.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Favored San Francisco?

In the NFC-West standings, the 49ers are placed 1st with a record of 11-4. Within the NFC, San Francisco holds the 1st spot as they approach week 17. Against the spread, the 49ers are currently 8-6-1. So far, they have been favored in all of their games.

So far this season, the San Francisco offense has been averaging 29.6 points per game, ranking them 3rd in the league. As a team, San Francisco is 2nd in the NFL in passing yards per game (265.7). Their passing yards per attempt figure of 9.1 is 1st in the league.

The 49ers have been running the ball an average of 28.7 times per game and currently hold the 4th spot in the league in rushing yards. Their average yards per rushing attempt is 4.9.

Facing the Commanders this week, the 49ers defense has allowed an average of 17.8 points per game. They currently rank 2nd in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 312.3 yards per contest.

Will the Commanders Come Through as Home Underdogs?

As they face the 49ers, the Commanders will be looking to improve upon their 4-11 record. This has them positioned 4th in the NFC-East and 14th in the NFC. Taking a look at the Commanders' scoring margin this season, it is currently at -9.6. This has resulted in an ATS record of 6-8-1.

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. As a team, Washington is 16th in the NFL in passing yards per game (228.8). Their passing yards per attempt figure of 5.9 is 13th in the league.

The Commanders hold the 21st position in the NFL with 98.7 rushing yards per game. This average has come on an average of 21.9 rushing attempts (28th).

Heading into this week's matchup with the 49ers, the Commanders defense has given up an average of 30.2 points per game. They are currently 16th in quarterback hits and have allowed an average of 384.3 yards per contest.