The Redskins (+6) are set to host their NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles (-6) in Washington. FOX has the TV rights and this early afternoon matchup is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins Betting Odds 12/15/2019
The spread for this NFC matchup is sitting at 6 points in favor of Philadelphia. The Eagles are currently getting -230 moneyline odds while the Redskins are +190. It appears that there will probably be some solid in-game betting possibilities for this showdown, and the over/under (O/U) has been placed at 40. With the spread sitting at Washington +6, oddsmakers are thinking this has the feel of a 17-23 victory for the Eagles.
The opening line was 5.5 while the O/U hasn’t moved since it opened at 40.
The Eagles are 6-7 straight up (SU), including 2-1 SU against NFC East opponents. The Redskins are 3-10 SU overall and 0-3 SU versus divisional foes. The underwhelming Eagles are 4-8 against the spread (ATS) and are down 6.3 units so far. The team has posted an O/U record of 6-6.
The Redskins have lost 2.3 units this season. They’re 6-7 ATS and have an O/U record of 5-8.
The Eagles just pulled off a 23-17 victory over the Giants last week where Carson Wentz completed 33-of-50 passes for 325 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Sanders (only 45 yards on 15 rush attempts) and Boston Scott (59 yards on 10 carries, one TD) led the ground attack while Zach Ertz (nine receptions, 91 yards, two TDs) and Scott (six catches, 69 yards) manned the receiving duties in the win.
Washington just fell 20-15 to Green Bay in Week 14. Dwayne Haskins Jr. completed 16-of-27 passes for 170 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Adrian Peterson (76 rushing yards on 20 attempts, one TD) mounted the running game as Chris Thompson (seven receptions, 43 yards) and Steven Sims Jr. (four catches, 40 yards) led the receiving corps in the loss.
When looking at offensive play selection, each team has a nearly identical (43-57) run-pass ratio on the season. The Eagles, however, have run for 119 yards/game (including 119 per game against East opponents) and have 11 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Redskins haven’t been quite as productive. They’re logging 101 rush yards per contest (43 in conference) and have six total rushing TDs.
It appears that the Eagles ought to hold an advantage along both the offensive and defensive fronts, as their offensive line has yielded just 40 sacks while the D-line registered 44 sacks. The Redskins, on the other hand, have allowed 44 sacks and their defense has logged only 46 sacks.
The Eagles have averaged 245 yards through the air overall (276 per game versus conference opposition) and have 22 passing TDs so far. The Redskins have produced 187 pass yards per outing (248.3 against NFC competition) and have 12 total pass scores.
Philadelphia has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 90 yards and pass for 255 yards per game. Washington has allowed 134.8 yards per game on the ground and 244 to opponents in the air. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to opponents, as the Eagles have given up an ANY/A of 6.38 to opposing QBs, while the Redskins are allowing an ANY/A of 6.06.
Wentz has been more effective than Haskins Jr. of late, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 5.92for the season and 6.43 over his last two outings. Haskins Jr.’s ANY/A is 2.68 for the year and 3.77 across his past two outings.
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins Betting Prediction
SU Winner – Redskins, ATS Winner – Redskins, O/U – Under
Team Betting Trends
The Over/Under for Philadelphia’s previous game was set at 44.5. The under cashed in the team’s 23-17 win over the Giants.
Philadelphia has averaged 4.3 yards per rush attempt over its past three games and 4.1 over its last two.
Washington has averaged 5.5 yards per carry over its last three contests and 6.4 over its last two.
Washington has lost six fumbles this season while Philadelphia has lost 14.
Over its last three matchups, Philadelphia is 0-3 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Washington’s last matchup was 41.5. The under cashed in the 20-15 loss to Green Bay.
In its last three contests, Washington is 3-0 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
The Eagles offense has tallied five pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Redskins have put up four such plays.
The Philadelphia defense has allowed 12 pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Washington has given up six such plays.
The Philadelphia offense has created four rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Washington has created nine such runs.
The Eagles defense has allowed eight rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Redskins have given up nine such runs.
The Washington defensive unit has sacked opposing quarterbacks 40 times this year. Philadelphia has recorded 36 sacks.