The Philadelphia Eagles (-6) and Washington Redskins will face off on the grass at FedEx Field. This early afternoon matchup kicks off at 1:00 p.m. ET and spectators can watch the action live on FOX.
Betting Preview: Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles
In this Sunday NFC game, Philadelphia is getting picked as the favorite and is currently giving up 6 points. The Eagles are also receiving -230 moneyline odds while the Redskins are +190. Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 40. With the Redskins currently getting 6 points, oddsmakers think that this has the look of a 17-23 win for the Eagles. If one team can get out in front early, it will likely produce a worthwhile live betting opportunity.
This game’s line opened at 5.5. The total hasn’t moved after it was set initially at 40.
The hapless Eagles are down 6.3 units so far and 4-8 against the spread (ATS). The team’s posted an O/U record of 6-6.
The Redskins are down 2.3 units this season. The team is 6-7 ATS and has an O/U record of 5-8.
The Eagles have gone 6-7 straight up (SU), including 2-1 SU against NFC East opponents. The Redskins are 3-10 SU overall and 0-3 SU against divisional foes.
The Eagles are coming off a 23-17 victory over the Giants last week. Carson Wentz completed 33 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Sanders (only 45 rushing yards on 15 attempts) and Boston Scott (59 yards on 10 carries, one TD) propelled the ground attack while Zach Ertz (nine receptions, 91 yards, two TDs) and Scott (six catches, 69 yards) manned the receiving duties in the win.
Back in Week 14, Green Bay took care of this Washington team by a score of 20-15. The Redskins defense let the Packers kill the clock by rushing for 174 yards on 28 attempts, along with one rushing TD. Aaron Jones was a force to be reckoned with, putting up 134 rushing yards and a score on 16 attempts, along with 58 yards on six catches for Green Bay. For Washington, Dwayne Haskins Jr. completed 16-of-27 passes for 170 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Adrian Peterson (76 yards on 20 rush attempts, one TD) handled the running game while Chris Thompson (seven receptions, 43 yards) and Steven Sims Jr. (four catches, 40 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.
Each squad sports a remarkably similar (43-57) run-pass ratio on the season. Having said that, the Eagles have produced 118.7 rush yards per game (including 118.7 per game versus East opponents) and have 11 scores on the ground this year. The Redskins haven’t been quite as successful, as they’re averaging 101.1 rushing yards per game (43.3 in conference) and have six total rush TDs.
If the results so far this season can translate to this game, then it seems like the Eagles may have the more disruptive lines up front, as their offensive line has given up just 40 sacks while the D-line registered 44 sacks. The Redskins O-line has given up 44 sacks and their defense has recorded only 46 sacks.
The Eagles offensive scheme has logged 245.3 yards per contest through the air overall (276.3 per game versus conference opposition) and has 22 passing TDs so far. The Redskins have produced 187.4 pass yards per game (248 in the NFC) and have 12 total pass scores.
Defensively, Philadelphia has allowed 89.6 rush yards and 254.5 pass yards per game. The Washington defense has given up 244 yards per game to opposing passers and 134.8 yards per game on the ground. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to opponents, as the Eagles have given up an ANY/A of 6.38 to opposing QBs, while the Redskins are yielding an ANY/A of 6.06.
Wentz has been more effective than Haskins Jr. recently, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 5.92for the season (and 6.43 over the last two outings). Haskins Jr.’s ANY/A is 2.68 for the season and 3.77 over his last two outings.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins NFL Prediction
SU Winner: Eagles, ATS Winner: Redskins, O/U: Under
Team Betting Notes
- The Over/Under for Philadelphia’s last game was set at 44.5. The under cashed in the team’s 23-17 win over the Giants.
- Philadelphia, as a team, has produced 4.3 yards per carry over its last three outings and 4.1 over its last two.
- Washington has averaged 5.5 yards per carry over its last three games and 6.4 over its past two.
- The Washington offense has lost six fumbles this season while Philadelphia has lost 14.
- In its last three contests, Philadelphia is 0-3 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
- The O/U for Washington’s last match going into it was 41.5. The under cashed in the team’s 20-15 loss to Green Bay.
- Over its last three games, Washington is 3-0 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
- The Eagles offense has produced five pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Redskins have put up four such plays.
- The Philadelphia defense has allowed 12 pass plays of 40+ yards, while Washington has given up six such plays.
- The Philadelphia offense has created four rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while Washington has created nine such runs.
- The Eagles defense has allowed eight rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Redskins have given up nine such runs.
- The Washington defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 40 times this year. Philadelphia has recorded 36 sacks.