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Betting line favors Redskins over Eagles

The early game of the opening Monday night doubleheader, the Eagles head to Washington in an NFC East showdown filled with storylines.

The Redskins were 3 ½-point favorites with the total set at 51. Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to start, after undergoing knee surgery in the offseason.

The Eagles will be playing their first game under new coach Chip Kelly, who is known for his up-tempo, high-octane attack. Michael Vick will start at quarterback for Philadelphia.

Washington won and covered in both meetings with the Eagles last season.

The Eagles are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games as underdogs. Philly is 7-1 favoring the UNDER in their past 8 Week 1 games, while they have played 6 straight UNDERs when they open the season on road.

However, on Monday nights, the Eagles are 5-1-1 past 7 favoring the OVER. They are also 10-3 SU in their past 13 trips to Washington.

The Redskins meanwhile are a moneymaking 12-2 ATS in their past 14 games within NFC East and 9-2-1 ATS their past 12 games in September.

View Philadelphia vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Eagles vs Redskins Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Redskins as 6.5-point favorites in the game, but the early betting favored the Eagles and pushed the number closer to -3. Meanwhile the betting total was sitting at 52 Friday over at SportBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Redskins - Eagles odds would favor the Redskins if the lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 7 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Eagles sit at No. 21. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 27-14 win for the Redskins.

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Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 5-5

Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the division are 6-4

A few Eagles at Redskins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 10 games on the road
Philadelphia is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to San Diego, Sunday, September 15
Washington at Green Bay, Sunday, September 15