Redskins vs. Eagles Total Prediction
NFC East rivals clash in Philadelphia on Sunday when the Eagles host the rebuilding Redskins at 1:00 p.m. ET. With the total dropping a full 1.5 points off the opening number, is the under the play at Lincoln Financial this weekend?
455 Washington Redskins (+10) at 456 Philadelphia Eagles (-10); 45
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 8, 2019
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Eagles are receiving 60% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Jordan Reed remains in the league's concussion protocol Wednesday. Coach Jay Gruden is "hopeful" Reed will do something at Wednesday's practice, but he's yet to gain clearance for the opener against the Eagles. Reed suffered his seventh known concussion of his college and pro career this preseason. If Reed is unable to go, ageless Vernon Davis would play a full load of snaps.
According to MMQB's Albert Breer, the Eagles offered Jordan Howard and a swap of mid-round picks to the Chargers in exchange for holdout Melvin Gordon. The Chargers also would've ate money in the Eagles' proposal, which the Chargers obviously turned down. Per Breer, "there just hasn't been much action" on the Gordon trade front. Word on the street is the Chargers are looking for first- and fifth-round picks in a Gordon deal. That's just not going to happen right now, especially when the acquiring team then has to sign Gordon to a big-money extension. Perhaps when injuries start to surface, Gordon will pick up more traction. But for now, he's stuck spinning his tires in a holdout with no end in sight.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 7-3 in the Redskins’ last 10 road games.
The under is 10-3 in the Eagles’ last 10 home games.
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia but I like the under on Sunday. The Redskins’ offensive line is horrendous, which probably played into why the team will start Case Keenum in Week 1, instead of first-rounder Dwayne Haskins. Meanwhile, Philadelphia has some o-line issues itself. Jason Peters missed 20 percent of the snaps in 2018 and left guard has been a weak spot for years. Brandon Brooks is also coming off a January Achilles tear, so who knows how effective the Eagles’ offense will be either. And despite their issues offensively, Washington does have an underrated defense.
NFL Week 1 Prediction: Redskins/Eagles UNDER 45