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Redskins vs. Eagles NFL Week 1 Odds and Betting Picks

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Preview, Odds and Analysis

Sports betting websites favor the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the Washington Redskins by eight points in Week 1. The Eagles were horrible against the spread last season. Philly failed to cover the point spread set by the best online sportsbooks in nine games. Five of which were home games. The Eagles also went on ATS losing streaks on two different stretches of the season. At least they have starting QB Carson Wentz. Who by the way better stays healthy. Nick Foles is no longer around to bail his ass out. Wentz’s backups are at the moment Cody Kessler, Nate Sudfeld, and fifth-round pick Clayton Thorson.

The Skins also have in their employ a number of has-beens and never-weres as QBs. To wit, Case Keenum, Colt McCoy, Josh Woodrum, and Alex Smith. On the plus side, Washington selected 2018 Big Ten Player of the Year Dwayne Haskins in the first round. But don’t get your hopes up just yet, Redskins fans. The last time you did that Robert Griffin III let you down something fierce.

Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 1 Odds

  • Date: Sunday September 8
  • Time: 1:00 pm ET
  • Venue: Lincoln Financial Field

Odds from MyBookie.ag:

Redskins+8 (-110)46 (-110)--
Eagles-8 (-110)46 (-110)--
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Betting Washington

Haskins isn’t the only Skins rookie expected to make an impact this season. Wide receiver Kelvin Harmon “ran a disappointing 4.6-second 40 in Indy, but his tape shows a player who is quite a bit faster than that. He’s also a big-framed 6’2″, 221-pounder with sure hands who topped 1,100 receiving yards with the Wolfpack a year ago,” says Bleacher Report. And on defense, rookie outside linebacker Montez ‘Booty’ Sweat is, according to fellow LB Mason Foster “a monster”. “I have no doubt that he’s going to play a lot,” head coach Jay Gruden said of Sweat. “The skill set that he has is quite evident. You see his length and then you watch him run after practice and he’s faster than anybody we have probably right now. He eats up ground when he runs. It’s like three strides and he’s all the way across the field. It’s crazy.”

Betting Philadelphia

Head coach Doug Pedersen is expected to use a two-tight-ended attack in 2019. Now that Rob Gronkowski is retired, Zach Ertz is arguably the best tight end in the game today. Ertz set a record for most receptions by a tight end in a single season in 2018 (116). Additionally, he posted a career-high 1163 receiving yards and scored eight TDs for the second straight season. Meanwhile, fellow TE Dallas Goedert turned out to be “a better blocker than anyone anticipated,” writes Nick Fierro. “The Eagles are thinking that opponents will employ a pick-your-poison approach that will leave at least one player open to do some major damage when they use their “12” personnel package (one running back, two tight ends) in 2019,” Fierro further explains. Will it be enough to cover against Washington? According to sports betting websites, the Redskins went 4-0-1 in their last five games of the 2018 season.

Expert Predictions for the Redskins vs. Eagles Week 1 Game

Haskins and Keenum are currently competing for the starting QB spot in Washington. Whoever wins is surely going to be way in over his head. Philly did allow 269.2 passing yards per game last season (30th in the league). However, they Eagles had the No. 12 scoring defense (21.8 points allowed per game). And ranked 7th in run defense (96.9 rushing yards allowed per game). Moreover, as noted above, Pedersen has many more and much better offensive weapons than Gruden. Sports betting websites’ users should take Philadelphia and the points.