Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Eagles Host Redskins in Football Betting Matchup of Slumping Squads

November 28, 2018 NFL Football, Sports Betting

At the onset of this season more than a few observers considered Philadelphia an accidental champion.  Indeed, the Eagles came out of nowhere to win the Super Bowl with a backup quarterback last year.  in turn Philadelphia has had quite the Pro Football betting championship hangover.  Decidedly sloppier than a season ago, the Eagles are now under the .500 mark.  Most important of all they have been bankroll busters.  Concurrently Washington is slumping badly after a strong start.  Specifically, the Redskins have lost three of their last four straight up.  Quarterback Alex Smith’s injury has proven problematic.

Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Date and Time:  Monday, December 3, 2018, 8:15 p.m. ET

Location:  Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pro Football Betting odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
Redskins+6 (-105)43½ (-115)
Eagles-6 (-115)43½ (-105)
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Redskins vs. Eagles TV Coverage:  ESPN

Washington Redskins

Washington limps in with a Football betting record of 6-5 straight up, 7-4 vs. the spread, and 5-6 under the total.  Last time out the Redskins lost at Dallas 31-23.  Increasingly Smith’s season ending injury has proven to be a crisis for Washington.  In view of losing their quarterback the Redskins have quickly dropped to 27th in the NFL for scoring offense.  Balanced against that is a respectable defense that ranks seventh for points allowed.  Summing up Colt McCoy has a 73.9 quarterback rating compared to Smith’s 85.7.  McCoy has just three touchdown passes with three interceptions.

Philadelphia Eagles

Last week Philadelphia scored a 25-22 home win over the Giants as 4.5-point overlays.  The Eagles have a Sports betting record of 5-6 straight up, 3-8 vs. the odds, and 4-7 under the total.  In addition, the defending champs have failed to pay out in their last three games.  Cause by rakings of 24th for scoring offense and 24th for defense is the loss of profits.  More emphatically the Eagles lack the focus of last year.

Stats to Consider

Washington has been in the black as a road dog recently.  On the whole the Redskins have paid in four of their last seven getting points away from home.  Three of their last five in that situation have gone under the total.  Of great concern is the Eagles massive drop in wagering value as a home chalk.  Consider that Philadelphia has lost seven straight games on the board laying points at home.  And six of those seven games went under the total.

Team vs. Team

Summing up in this head to head series the Redskins have had the recent edge.  Washington has come away with the cash in six of their last eight against the Eagles.  Four of the last five between these teams have gone over the total. And at Lincoln Financial field Washington has provided good betting value.  In fact, the Redskins have covered three of their last four road games with the Eagles.  The last four meetings in this series at Lincoln Financial Field have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch

Commencing with both team’s slumps is the first look going to the dog.  Washington’s defense is a Football betting matchup advantage.  As mentioned earlier the Redskins have the proven ability to get the money at Philadelphia.

Redskins vs. Eagles Football Betting Picks

To conclude the sloppy Eagles cannot be trusted laying so many points to a rival.

Redskins vs. Eagles Football Betting Pick:  Washington Redskins

Redskins vs. Eagles Football Betting Score Prediction:  Redskins 24, Eagles 21

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