The Eagles are almost double-digit favorites at home in NFL betting against a poor Washington team. Here are some things to consider for this game between division rivals Washington and Philadelphia.
Football betting has the Eagles as 9-point favorites with a total of 40.5. The Redskins were able to cover last week in their loss against Dallas but overall they are a poor 3-6-1 against the NFL betting pointspread. The Eagles are 6-4 both straight up and against the football betting number this season.
Washington has a very good defense but they have virtually no offense. Last week they managed only six points and that has been their problem all season. Running back Clinton Portis is hurt and there are just no offensive threats for the Redskins. The Eagles are not great offensively either but at least they have DeSean Jackson as a big play threat and rookie running back LeSean McCoy has been solid in relief of Brian Westbrook. If quarterback Donovan McNabb plays well then the Eagles have a good chance in this game on Sunday.
There are just not many things to like about Washington in football betting. The Redskins are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November. They are 4-11-3 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The only positive for the Redskins in football betting is that the underdog in this series is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Philadelphia has some solid NFL betting trends. The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite in football betting and 4-1 vs. the football betting lines in their last 5 vs. the NFC East.
This should be a low scoring game in football betting since neither team has a potent offense. The NFL betting trends point that way too. Six of the last eight Washington games in November have gone under. Eight of their last eleven divisional games have stayed under the football betting total. Seven of their last eleven road games have gone under in football betting. The only thing that points to a high scoring game is that seven of the last nine Philadelphia home games have gone over. Four of the last five games between the two teams in Philly have gone under in football betting.