2020 NFL Week 1: Eagles vs. Washington Odds, Betting Analysis and Predictions
Betting sites for NFL favor the Philadelphia Eagles by six points over the Washington Football Team in their 2020 NFL regular-season opener on September 13 at 1:00 p.m. at FedExField.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team NFL Odds
|Eagles||-6½ (-112)||44 (-104)||–|
|Redskins||+6½ (-108)||44 (-116)||–|
Betting Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are the road favorites, per the best online sportsbooks. There are questions about the offensive line. The absences of right guard Brandon Brooks and left tackle, Andre Dillard, fuel these questions. Who is playing at those positions? Philly has Jason Peters. He seems nicely acclimated at right guard. He’s also an option at left tackle if the Eagles go in that direction. Matt Pryor has taken reps with the No. 1 unit the last few days of practice.
On the right side, Lane Johnson is on a day to day basis with a lower-body injury. Philly is giving Jordan Mailata many valuable reps. Players such as Nate Herbig and Jack Driscoll need to show some maturity soon and prove the Eagles can count on them for backup reps. This is a position where the Eagles haven’t found themselves been in a lot of seasons. Having an offensive line surrounded by question marks ahead of the regular season. We will find out immediately how much the Eagles can go without two projected starters. Washington’s front seven is one of the best in the league.
Defensive linemen Derek Barnett (lower-body) and Javon Hargrave (upper-body) have not practiced yet. Running back Miles Sanders (lower body injury) hasn’t practiced in a few weeks, though he’s at practice in his jersey every day. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is still on the Physically Unable to Perform list recovering from last season’s foot surgery.
The offensive line, we already talked about. Quarterback Carson Wentz did not practice on Sunday with a lower-body injury. He is listed as day today. Wide receiver Jalen Reagor sustained an injury and was taken to the trainer’s room. Later on, he was reported to have suffered a shoulder injury. However, the Eagles have not confirmed that report. Many of the players listed on the daily injury reports will be back for the regular season. The question is when.
Betting Washington Football Team
The Washington Football Team are the home dogs, according to betting sites for NFL. Alex Smith has defied the odds of his leg injury by returning to the Skins. Moreover, he continues to make good progress as he practices with the team. As Washington took part in a practice scrimmage, head coach Ron Rivera said Smith took another ‘very big step’ toward his return. In the final stretch of the 2018 season, Smith suffered compound fractures to his tibia and fibula in his first season with the Redskins.
His 2018 season ended prematurely and his chances to play in the NFL ever again looked bleak. The veteran QB underwent innumerable surgeries on his leg. He also experienced a few infections to his leg. However, after fighting his way back, Smith was medically cleared to return to football in July. Earlier this month, Smith practiced with the Skins for the first time since 2018. Taking into account the injury he suffered, Smith is going to need time to get used to playing again. Additionally, he will have to slowly regain confidence in his legs as he continues to practice.
Washington is 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games. 3-15 SU in their last 18 games. 1-11 SU in their last 12 games at home. 6-14 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Philadelphia. 0-5 ATS in their last five games against an opponent in the National Football Conference East division. And 2-5 ATS in their last seven games played in week 1. All according to betting sites for NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins NFL Week 1 Picks
The Eagles will win, the Redskins will cover, and the total will go over.