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MNF Betting Preview: Wentzylvania Has Arrived for Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles weren’t perceived as a true contender by many prior to the start of the season, but through six weeks they’re certainly looking the part thanks to a 5-1 SU record. Philly welcomes an old foe to town in Week 7 when the Washington Redskins invade the City of Brotherly Love for a good old-fashioned NFC East battle under the bright lights of Monday Night Football.

MyBookie opened the Eagles as 4.5-point home favorites with a total of 48.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Redskins are 7-22 SU in their last 29 games at night.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Eagles’ last seven games with a closing total of 48.5 or more.
  • The Redskins are 12-3-1 SU and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog of 4.5 or less.

The Redskins are no slouch either and, with Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott staring down the barrel of a six-game suspension, could be going toe to toe with Philly when all is said and done. Washington was up 17-0 at one point against the winless San Francisco 49ers in Week 6 before collapsing and narrowly escaping with a 26-24 triumph. The ’Skins failed to cash as huge 11-point favorites as a result.

Covering the spread against Philadelphia has been relatively easy for Washington of late, as the Redskins are a fantastic 6-1 ATS in their last seven meetings with the Eagles.

In the wake of the devastating injury to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Eagles could very easily be the best team in the NFC right now. Carson Wentz has established himself as the MVP favorite – a sentence that was laughable at the start of the year – and the Eagles have covered the spread on four occasions through six contests.

Getting the job done against good teams hasn’t been an issue for Philadelphia either, evidenced by the Eagles going 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five vs teams with winning records.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Redskins opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 48.5 at most shops.

A 28-17 result in favor of the Eagles was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Washington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Philadelphia will face the 3-2 Washington Redskins, who own a 2-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 4-2 so far this season while the Redskins are 2-2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Washington injuries news.

The Eagles-Redskins odds would favor the Eagles if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 8 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Redskins sit at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 27.5 PPG, against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 22.6 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 250.67 yards per game, more than the Redskins secondary allows through the air, 229 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Redskins feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 130 yards per game. The Eagles, meanwhile, rank No. 3 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Washington's last outing, Kirk Cousins threw for 330 yards to lead the Redskins over San Francisco 26-24 at FedExField.

Philadelphia comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Carson Wentz in defeating the Panthers 28-23.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of Washington's last 25 games
  • Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 8-16-1 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Dallas, Sunday, October 29
Philadelphia home to San Francisco, Sunday, October 29