Eagles vs. Redskins Free Pick
Line Movement: The Redskins opened as 5-point favorites but the spread has dropped to 4.5, 3.5 or 3 depending on what sports book you view. As for the total, it opened at 50.5 but has been bet up to 50.5, 51.5 or 52.5 depending on the book.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 59% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Redskins. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Week 1 Free Pick: Take Washington. According to latest NFL trends, the favorite is 5-0 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 2-9-1 against the spread in their last 12 games versus the NFC, 1-4-1 against the number in their last six games versus the NFC East, and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games in September.
On the other side, the Redskins are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games versus the NFC East, and 5-1 ATS in their last six games versus the NFC. Robert Griffin III and company are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games.
The Eagles are undergoing a major facelift under new head coach Chip Kelly, who chose Michael Vick to run his up-tempo attack. Look for Philadelphia to struggle to find chemistry on offense for at least a couple of weeks, and for that defense to have issues throughout the season.
2013 NFL WEEK 1 FREE PICK: WASHINGTON REDSKINS -3.5