The NFL Draft is done, the schedule is out, and now it’s time for the Washington Commanders’ faithful to start thinking about sports betting.
Futures and prop bets are available now for Commanders fans looking to get a head start on the season, and the ever-popular season wins total props are out for all 32 NFL teams.
Let’s take a look at what we can expect from coach Ron Rivera’s squad this year.
Washington Commanders Season Wins Total
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Last Season In Review
After winning the NFC East in 2020 (albeit with a 7-9 record), there were hopes that the Commanders would be heading back to the postseason in 2021. That didn’t happen.
The team’s defense, which was expected to be a force, was shredded early and often and finished near the bottom of the league in points allowed (25.4).
The offense didn’t fare much better, finishing 23rd in the league in total points (19.7) and 21st in total yards (341.6).
However, there were some bright spots. Running back Antonio Gibson emerged as a star, rushing for over 1,000 yards and adding 42 receptions.
Furthermore, top wideout Terry McLaurin continued his progression with an impressive season that saw him snag 77 receptions to go with 1,053 yards and five TDs.
What Can We Expect From The Commanders This Year
The Commanders will be under the leadership of newly acquired quarterback Carson Wentz this season. Wentz has been a polarizing player throughout his career, showing flashes of brilliance but also egregious displays of poor decision-making.
He’s coming off of a season with the Indianapolis Colts, in which he threw for 3,563 yards with 27 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and five fumbles lost.
There’s no doubt that the raw talent is there. The question is whether or not he can put together a complete season and avoid costly turnovers.
The Commanders also added some depth at this year’s draft, trading down on two occasions to add a couple of extra picks. They selected two offensive skill players, including Penn State WR Jahan Dotson, with the 16th overall pick.
They also bolstered the running game by taking Alabama star Brian Robinson in the third round, while adding a potential quarterback of the future with North Carolina pivot Sam Howell, who fell to the fifth round despite a much higher projection.
Another bright spot for Washington is that it will be endowed with the league’s easiest schedule in 2022, based on opponents’ win percentage (133-155-1, .462) from last year.
That should help if you’re thinking of taking over 7.5 total wins that many of the sportsbooks have set.
The Commanders have had exactly seven wins in four of the last five seasons, with their last eight-win season coming in 2016.
This will be Ron Rivera’s third season at the helm, and if there isn’t an improvement on back-to-back seven-win seasons, you’d have to think his job will be in jeopardy. Look for Washington to take a step forward this year.
Our pick: Over 7.5 wins
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