Washington vs. Patriots NFL Odds & Betting Picks: Wiseguy Money Falling on Thursday Night’s Over/Under (Aug. 12)

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  • The Washington Football Team visits the New England Patriots on Thursday night (7:30 p.m. ET) to kickoff the 2021 NFL preseason.
  • According to live NFL odds, the Washington vs. Patriots over/under sits at 36.5, but that number has moved considerably since opening.
  • Below we detail how smart money from sharp bettors is moving Washington vs. Patriots odds on Thursday night.

Washington vs. Patriots NFL Odds

Washington Odds -2
Patriots Odds +2
Over/Under 36.5
Date Thursday, Aug. 12
Time 7:30 p.m. ET
TV NFL Network

*NFL odds updated as of Thursday at 7 a.m. ET

Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason officially gets underway tonight with the Washington Football Team playing the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the Philadelphia Eagles.

The preseason technically already started with Cowboys vs. Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game one week ago, but all 32 NFL teams will be in action over the next five days.

Recreational bettors may not be all that avid about betting the NFL preseason and even less so about tracking market activity for these exhibition matchups.

But even without the overwhelming public money we see in the regular season, NFL preseason odds still move with sharp action one of the key culprits.

In fact, wiseguys have taken multiple cracks at tonight’s Football Team vs. Patriots matchup that has gone largely under-the-radar for most bettors.

Below we detail the Washington vs. Patriots bet that sharps have been quietly making.

Washington vs. Patriots Pick

Many sportsbooks, like DraftKings, BetMGM and PointsBet, opened the Washington vs. Patriots over/under at 34.5, a number that now sits between 35.5 and 36.5 across the market.

And as you can probably surmise, professional betting action is behind the rising Thursday night total.

Action Labs’ Bet Signals, which monitor the market for smart money from respected bettors, are reporting five separate Steam Moves on this over, helping add context to the Washington vs. Patriots total movement thus far.

So why are sharps so bullish on this over?

It could be as simple as getting ahead of news.

Washington head coach Ron Rivera has stated that he will play starters, including new starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, tonight.

With Fitzpatrick under center for at least a portion of the game, savvy bettors have quietly taken a market-moving position on the Washington vs. Patriots over.

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