The Washington Redskins (3-10) host the Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) this weekend for an NFC East battle. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on December 15th at FedEx Field and the game will be televised on FOX.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Eagles listed as 4.5-point road favorites. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as Philadelphia is currently available at -4.5. The total for this matchup is 40 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 15 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Redskins vs Eagles Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Eagles barely managed to escape with a victory in Week 14, edging out the New York Giants 23-17 in overtime on Monday Night Football to move into a tie with Dallas for the division lead. Philadelphia fell behind 17-3 in the first half but managed to get it together over the final two quarters of the game before winning outright during extra time. QB Carson Wentz went 33/50 for 325 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air while RB Boston Scott led the way on the ground with 59 rushing yards and a touchdown on ten carries. TE Zach Ertz also chipped in, hauling in nine catches for 91 receiving yards and two touchdowns. As a whole, the Eagles gained almost 450 total yards of offense and found the end zone three times in the comeback victory.
Philadelphia was fairly solid defensively against the Giants, giving up well under 300 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. The Eagles were especially strong defending against the run, holding New York to only 73 net rushing yards the entire game.
The Redskins saw their modest two game winning streak come to an end last weekend after falling 20-15 on the road against Green Bay to drop to just 3-10 on the season overall. Washington gave up 14 unanswered points in the first quarter and never recovered, coming up over a field goal short despite outscoring the Packers 9-6 in the second half. QB Dwayne Haskins went 16/27 for 170 passing yards and a touchdown but also got picked off once as well. RB Adrian Peterson played well, racking up 76 rushing yards and a touchdown on a team-high 20 carries. Terry McLaurin led the way for the receiving corps, making four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Redskins generated just under 300 total yards of offense and scored two touchdowns in the loss.
Washington had a decent outing on the other side of the ball against the Packers, surrendering under 400 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. However, the Redskins did struggle trying to slow down Green Bay RB Aaron Jones, allowing him to rumble for 134 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Eagles -4.5
I’m really not crazy about either team against the spread, especially after how anemic the Philadelphia offense looked against a well-below average Giants squad. They will also be forced to play without Alshon Jeffery on Sunday, as the star wideout is done for the season after suffering a foot injury. Even so, the horrid weather on Monday night certainly played at least a small part in their poor performance which leaves me optimistic for their chances of a bounce back outing in a must-win game. Washington is only playing for pride at this point of the year after another long season, especially offensively. The Redskins have only scored more than three touchdowns once this season, which certainly doesn’t bode well for them here in Week 15 against an NFC East rival.
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It is also important to note that the Eagles have dominated this matchup against the spread in recent years, covering the number in two out of the last three meetings with Washington. Philadelphia certainly put on a show in their last trip to FedEx Field, crushing the Redskins 24-0 despite being just a six-point favorite prior to kickoff. On the other side, Washington is an embarrassing 1-9 straight up over their last ten home games and just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven battles against opponents from the NFC East. I’m going to lay the 4.5 points and take a shot with a banged up Eagles squad in a game they need to win in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. Give me Philadelphia to cover!