The Washington Football Team is in good spirits following their dramatic Week 4 win over the Atlanta Falcons. If you can believe it, both victories this season have either come on the final play or final minute of regulation.
Fans are yearning for a comfortable, stress-free win, but a tricky New Orleans Saints team awaits in Week 5. The Saints have been the definition of unpredictable this season, and they’re coming off a loss at home to the New York Giants.
Despite that, however, the Saints currently sit as 2.5 road favorites over Washington, per the latest odds at WynnBET. For any fans looking to earn an extra buck while watching the game, let’s do what we do every week and highlight some intriguing prop bets that are worth putting a wager on.
We hate to toot our own horn (just kidding), but all three of our suggestions from Week 4 hit. That’s right. Taylor Heinicke rushed for over 21 yards (53), Washington scored more than 25 points (34) and Terry McLaurin registered more than 75.5 receiving yards (123) with plenty of room to spare.
Let’s see if we can keep the hot streak going. All odds come courtesy of WynnBET.
3 best prop bets for Washington Football Team vs New Orleans Saints
3. Antonio Gibson anytime TD scorer (+155)
The Saints boast a strong run defense — only the Buccaneers have allowed fewer rushing yards per game this season — so this might not Antonio Gibson’s coming out party fans have been itching for.
Widely projected to be in contention for the rushing crown as a sophomore, Gibson has gotten off to a slow start in 2021. Through four games, the Memphis product has just 253 yards and one touchdown to his name.
Gibson is averaging a respectable 4.3 yards per carry, but Washington’s been forced to pass more than they would’ve liked to early on since the defense has put them in early holes. We don’t expect that to happen since the Saints offense has been anything but prolific this year, but Nola’s strong run D could limit Gibson’s overall impact.
Having said that, we love Gibson’s chances to find the end zone. He could be in store for a similar stat line to what he posted against Atlanta in Week 4 (14 rushes for 63 yards and a TD). Good things happen when the 23-year-old has the ball in his hands and Washington would be smart to feed him in the red zone.
At +155 odds (bet $100 to win $155), we’re backing Gibson to extend his touchdown streak to two games on Sunday.