Eagles vs Redskins Betting Preview
Two contenders in the wide-open NFC East collide Sunday, when the surging Philadelphia Eagles host the rested Washington Redskins.
Expect plenty of points in the second meeting between these two offensive-minded teams.
Washington is third in rushing yards per game and 10th in passing yards. The Eagles lead the league in rushing and are ninth in passing.
The total on the game was set at 52.5 early in the week, with the Eagles sitting as 3-point home favorites. This is not a role where Philly has excelled lately, going 0-6 SU & ATS in their past six games as home chalk.
Philadelphia jumped out to a big lead and held off a late Robert Griffin-led rally in a 33-27 win in Washington in Week 1. Nick Foles has since taken over the quarterback duties and is emerging as a star in Chip Kelly’s offense. Foles has thrown for 10 touchdowns in the Eagles’ past two games.
The Redskins have covered the spread in five of their last six trips to Philly and are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 NFC East games.
The Eagles sport a record of 5-5 and 5-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Redskins sit at 3-6 and 3-6 ATS on the season. The over under records are 6-4 for the Eagles and 6-3 for the Redskins.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Redskins in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 52.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.
The Eagles sit at No. 17 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Redskins are at No. 25 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 25-19.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 34-27 loser as they battled the Vikings on the road. The Redskins failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 61 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Robert Griffin III beat the Vikings secondary for 3 TDs last time out, but the Redskins lost to Minnesota 34-27 at The Metrodome. Nick Foles dusted the Packers secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Eagles defeated Green Bay 27-13 at Lambeau Field.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 11-ranked offense (25.2 PPG) against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 31 at 31.89 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 259.9 yards per game, less than the Redskins give up through the air (274.78 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Redskins own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 97.8 yards per game when on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Redskins at Eagles trends to consider:
Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games
Washington at San Francisco, Monday, November 25th
Philadelphia at Arizona, Sunday, December 1st