This Sunday the Washington Redskins will host the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff for this Week 6 game is set for 1:00 EST at FedEx Field and will be televised on FOX. Oddsmakers have the Eagles listed as a 2.5-point road favorite with the total at 45 points.
Eagles vs Redskins Vegas Betting Preview
Philadelphia (3-1) comes in off their first loss of the season. The Eagles lost 23-24 at Detroit in their first game back from their bye week. Philadelphia did show a lot in defeat, rallying from an early 7-21 deficit to take a 23-21 lead in the 4th quarter.
Washington (3-2) secured their 3rd straight win with a 16-10 victory at Baltimore. The key play in the game was a interception by Cousins that didn’t cost them. C.J. Mosely fumbled the intercepted pass into the endzone for a touchdown. Instead of trailing 13-17 the Redskins got the ball back and kicked a field goal for a 16-10 lead.
The Redskins swept the season series a year ago. Washington 23-20 at home and then later beat the Eagles 38-24 in Philadelphia.
Free Spread Pick & Predictions: Eagles -2.5
I know Philadelphia just lost in a similar spot last week at Detroit as a small road favorite. I just think the key here is to not overreact to one loss. Watching these two teams play, I think it’s clear the Eagles are the better team. Good teams don’t lose consecutive games often. Especially when playing an inferior team.
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Washington has won 3 straight, but just as easily could have lost all 3 and be sitting at 0-5. The Redskins had numerous breaks go their way late in a 29-27 win against the Giants. They trailed the Browns at home going into the 4th quarter. They likely lose at Baltimore if the Ravens don’t fumble that interception away.
You just can’t keep winning games like they have. Most notably their inability to run the ball offensively and stop the run defensively. Washington ranks 25th in rushing (86.4 ypg) and 30th against the run (130.0 ypg). That’s a pretty clear sign they are constantly getting outplayed in the trenches.
In comparison, the Eagles are 10th in the league in rushing (118.5 ypg) and 3rd at stopping it (73.2 ypg). That tells me Philadelphia is going to dominate the line of scrimmage in this one. Washington does have a strong passing attack, but the Eagles are well equipped to keep them in check. Philly also ranks 6th in the league against the pass (193.5 ypg).
I think the key thing here is that books are hesitant to believe the Eagles are as good as they are. They got lucky with Philadelphia not covering off their bye at Detroit last week. I don’t think they get the same fortune in this one.
Backing all this up is a great system in play favoring the Eagles. Road teams with a line of +3 to -3 off a road loss are 71-32 (69%) ATS over the last 10 seasons in games played after the 1st month of the season.
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