Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins Pick - Odds and ATS Predictions
This Sunday's regular-season finale between the 8-7 Philadelphia Eagles and the 7-8 Washington Redskins in this classic NFC East rivalry is set for 4:25 p.m. on FOX from FedEx Field.
Philadelphia at Washington Overview
In an effort to recreate the excitement of last season's improbable run to a Super Bowl title, the Eagles need to win their fifth game in the previous six weeks just to have a shot at the final wild-card playoff spot in the NFC this time around. A victory in Washington coupled with a Minnesota loss to Chicago would give them a chance to defend that title. Philadelphia is 2-2-1 against the spread over its past six games as part of an overall record of 5-9-1 covering the closing number. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in its last three games.
Nick Foles won Super Bowl MVP last year relief of an injured Carson Wentz. In his previous two starts this season with Wentz once again dealing with an injury, he has lit things up with 741 passing yards, and four touchdown throws in back-to-back wins against the Los Angeles Rams on the road and the Houston Texans at home. Credit the defense for its contributions over the past two weeks with multiple turnovers, sacks and big plays against two of the best quarterbacks in the league.
Washington's playoffs hopes remained alive until last Saturday's 25-16 loss to Tennessee as a heavy 11.5-point road underdog. The Redskins lost their starting quarterback Alex Smith on the way to losing five of their last six games while going 3-3 ATS. The total went OVER 38 points in that latest loss, and it has gone OVER in four of their previous six outings. Washington is 9-6 ATS overall with an 8-4 record covering as an underdog. It did fail to cover in a 28-13 road loss to Philadelphia on Dec. 3 as a 5.5-point underdog.
Josh Johnson has gotten a chance to resurrect his NFL career in light of the Redskins’ major issues at quarterback. He has thrown for 499 yards and three touchdowns against three interceptions over the last three games. The one ray of hope for Sunday could be veteran running back Adrian Peterson. He rushed for 98 yards and one score on nine carries in his first game against Philadelphia this season.
Philadelphia at Washington Betting Trends
- The Eagles have failed to cover in five of their last seven NFC East games and they are 2-5 ATS in their previous seven games against a team with a SU losing record. The total has gone OVER in 14 of their last 20 division games
- The Redskins are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 division games, but 7-3 ATS in their previous 10 games at home. The total has stayed UNDER in six of their last eight December games.
- The favorite in this NFC East tilt has covered in the last four meetings, and the total has gone OVER in four of the previous six games between the two.
Eagles at Redskins Prediction 12/30/2018
The energy brought to the table by Foles at quarterback has also ignited a defense that gave up its fair share of big plays this year. Washington is playing at home against a bitter division rival, but I would still question how much intensity it will be able to muster on Sunday.
Philly does what it needs to do by winning SU while covering the 6.5 points on the road.