Redskins at Eagles NFL Week 13 Betting Analysis and Odds

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Preview, Odds and Analysis
  • by Anthony Carpenter
  • December 7th, 2018
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Legal betting sites favor the Philadelphia Eagles by a touchdown over the Washington Redskins. The Eagles barely held off the New York Giants 25-22 last week. According to the best online sportsbooks, Philly was a five-point home fave in that lone. The Eagles snapped a two-game skid. However they failed to cover the spread for the third straight time. Starting QB Carson Wentz does thrive against the Skins, though. He threw 287.5 passing yards per game in two games versus Washington. In the second one, he tossed four TD passes and ran for a season-best 63 yards. The Skins are well aware of this.

“He’s a really good athlete,” Washington linebacker Mason Foster said. “I think people sometimes don’t give him that he’s credit that he’s due as an athlete because he’s 6-foot-5, can run pretty well, breaks tackles and he’s always looking to throw the ball, still. I think it makes him dangerous. A lot of quarterbacks go down when you grab them, but he’s the one that will fight and throw the ball downfield, throw the ball with his left hand, stuff like that. It’s crazy.”

Betting Washington Redskins

The wheels are coming off this team. However, one of the few things they can still do right is scoring defense. The Skins are 7th in the league, allowing just 20.8 points per game. And the Eagles aren’t exactly a scoring machine either. Philly scores 20.9 points per game (23rd). Per legal betting sites, Washington is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games. And 8-3 ATS in their last 11 trips to the City of Brotherly Love.

Betting Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are in must-win mode. They enter Monday Night with no margin for error. As this guy writes, the key to victory is to get off to a fast start against the Skins. Philly rallied from a 16-point deficit versus the Giants. But that had a lot to with the Blue Boys’ failure to give Saquon Barkley the ball later in the game. Adrian Peterson may no longer measure up to a Saquon Barkley. Nonetheless, he can still wreak havoc. Expect the Eagles to cover Peterson tightly. Just don’t expect them to cover the spread. After all, must-win doesn’t equal must-cover.

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 14 Betting Preview

  • Date: December 3
  • Time: 8:15 p.m.
  • Venue: Washington Redskins Lincoln Financial Field

Odds from GTBets.eu:

  • Washington Redskins +6 (-110) 45 (-112) +226
  • Philadelphia Eagles     -6 (-110) 45 (-108) -275

Betting Trends

  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington’s last 15 games
  • Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games

Our Prediction:
The Eagles are always underdogs. Even when they are the favorites. They like it that way. According to legal betting sites, Philly is 2-9 ATS in their last eleven games as chalk. The Skins rank 23rd in pass defense, allowing 260.9 yards through the air per game. That’s music to Wentz’s ears. He has 16 TDs on 2540 yards and a 69.7 completion percentage. Conversely, Washington head coach Jay Gruden can easily figure out the Eagles’ passing offense. He just has to watch that Fresh Prince of Bel Air episode where Will joins the basketball team. And then substitute “pass it to Will” for “pass it to Zach.” Additionally, Philly is even worse at defending the pass than Washington. The Eagles allow 276.5 passing yards per game. Even Colt McCoy can get something done in those circumstances. In summary, pick the Skins to cover.