Redskins vs Eagles Betting Preview
The Washington Redskins are a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS over their last five games and will look to make it six straight with a win on the road at Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Robert Griffin III is expected to be ready to return, but Kirk Cousins proved to be a reliable backup in last week's win over Cleveland.
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU and ATS in its last five games at home this season. Washington is 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS in four games against NFC East rivals in 2012.
Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Eagles as 3-point underdogs in the game, but the game spiked to -7 when RG III was declared ready. The the betting total was sitting at 44.5 and climbed slightly over at TopBet on the news.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 21 and the Redskins sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 26-16 result in favor of the Redskins this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 29-ranked offense (18.1 PPG) against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 23 at 25 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 233.2 yards per game, less than the Redskins give up through the air (285.3 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Redskins feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 80 yards per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.
Washington won its last outing, a 38-21 result against the Browns on December 16. The Redskins covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kirk Cousins led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 329 yards Sunday as the Redskins downed the Browns 38-21 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 34-13 loser as they battled the Bengals at home. The Eagles failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 5-5
Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 6-4
A few Redskins at Eagles trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Washington home to Dallas, Sunday, December 30
Philadelphia at NY Giants, Sunday, December 30