Betting Line: Eagles -6.5
Over/Under: 44 points at 888 Sportsbook
The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles will do battle in an NFC East rivalry match that provides plenty of juicy betting options for NFL punters.
The Redskins have not only lost two in a row, but three of their last four games and with their loss to the Dallas Cowboys in their last game they are now tied with them atop the NFC East.
They lost Alex Smith for the season and Colt McCoy was less than impressive in his first start tossing three interceptions. However, he has had more than a week to work with the first team offense. Washington has to run the ball well and not give up the big play, which they did way to often in losing their last game.
The Eagles won their last game after losing two in a row and even at only 5-6 they are only one game back of the Skins and the Cowboys. Philadelphia has not had the same offense that led them to the Super Bowl last season and have only averaged 20.9 points per game. The Eagles are in must win mode at under .500 and their remaining schedule is killer facing the L.A. Rams and Houston Texans as well as the Skins and the Cowboys one more time.
This is the first time these NFC East rivals have faced each other this season and they face off again in the Nation’s Capital.
This season the Redskins are 7-4 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 5-6 with the Eagles are at 3-8 ATS with an Over/Under record of 4-7.
The Redskins have covered the spread in six of their last eight games against the Eagles.
In their last game, the Redskins played in the Big D on Thanksgiving and lost to the Dallas Cowboys 31-23. They had 73 fewer yards in the game, but they lost because of the turnovers and the run game, as they allowed 146 rushing yards and only had 80 rushing yards.
McCoy did pass for 268 yards against Dallas with a couple of touchdowns, but the turnovers really hurt the Skins. Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed are a great tight end tandem that combined for nearly 150 receiving yards in the loss to the Cowboys, but the run game was not there. Adrian Peterson only had 35 rushing yards in the game and he has struggled in the last few games and the Redskins have lost.
Washington has to establish the ground game in this division matchup. Still, the Eagles rank a respectable 11th in the league in run defense, but only 28th in pass defense.
How good are the Eagles? Ok, so they won the Super Bowl last season, but that was last season. This season they have only beaten one team that currently has a winning record in the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3. Carson Wentz rebounded from a bad game in a bad loss to the New Orleans Saints in his last game passing for 236 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in a 25-22 win over the New York Giants. He has the targets, tight end Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffrey, but they need a little help from the run game.
Josh Adams did rush for 84 yards in the win over New York, but failed to average four yards per carry. The Skins have to play good D in this game against the run and the pass and while they have a good run defense they gave up 146 rushing yards in their last game on only rank 23rd in the league in pass defense.
Washington Redskins betting trends
- 5-0 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss
- 5-2 ATS in their last seven games
- 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game
- Under record of 5-2 in their last seven games
Philadelphia Eagles betting trends
- 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games
- 0-5 ATS in their last five home games
- 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record
- Under record of 5-1 in their last six games
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles betting prediction
Ok, so the Redskins are down to their backup quarterback and have lost two in a row. On top of that, they have only covered in seven of their last 27 Monday Night games and have failed to cover in their last five Week 13 games.
Throw those trends out the window, but the one to keep is the Eagles failing to cover in their last five home games.
Washington will play well on Monday Night and while they may not get the win, the Redskins will cover the spread in the City of Brotherly Love.
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