Odds Favor Philly

A physical NFC East matchup is brewing this weekend in Philadelphia as the Eagles host the Washington Redskins. Oddsmakers have established the Eagles as 5.5-point favorites.

Bet the Redskins at Eagles

Kickoff: 1:05PM ET FOX

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Philadelphia as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: 42

Public Betting:

Current public betting information shows that 63% of bettors favor the Redskins +5.5 against the Eagles.

Top Trends for this game:

PHILADELPHIA is 120-85 ATS (+26.5 Units) against conference opponents since 1992.

WASHINGTON is 46-28 ATS (+15.2 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points since 1992.

WASHINGTON is 28-12 ATS (+14.8 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History

PHILADELPHIA is 2-1 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons 

PHILADELPHIA is 3-1 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons 

3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Player Injuries:

WASHINGTON

[DE] Alex Buzbee IR - Achilles - 09/04/08

[WR] Malcolm Kelly missed last game, %27?%27 - Ankle - 09/21/08

[OL] Stephon Heyer left last game, "?" - Shoulder - 09/21/08

[DE] Jason Taylor is expected to miss. - Calf - 09/22/08

[WR] James Thrash missed last game , "?" - Ankle - 09/22/08

[LB] Phillip Daniels IR - Knee - 07/21/08

[DE] Erasmus James missed last game, %27?%27 - Knee - 09/21/08

PHILADELPHIA

[WR] Kevin Curtis expected to miss 6-8 weeks - Hernia - 08/20/08

[RB] Tony Hunt is upgraded to probable - Concussion - 09/22/08

[OG] Shawn Andrews missed last game %27?%27 - Back - 09/21/08

[TE] L.J. Smith left last game, "?" - Back - 09/22/08

(!) [QB] Donovan McNabb is probable. - Ribs - 09/23/08

(!) [RB] Brian Westbrook left last game %27?%27 - Ankle - 09/21/08

[CB] Jack Ikegwuonu IR - Knee - 08/27/08

Prediction:

Expect a knock down, drag out fight because both of these teams are physical and don’t like each other. The key to Washington’s success has been QB Jason Campbell getting into a rythem while learning Jim Zorn’s West Coast Offense. Campbell has grasped the system faster than anyone could have expected and it helps having Santana Moss to throw to and Clinton Portis take the pressure off his shoulders while keeping the running game rolling. However, expect Jim Johnson and the Philly defense to blitz at will and give Campbell a test similar to the one he failed at in New York in Week 1. The key for the Eagles will be whether or not Brian Westbrook will return to the lineup because if he doesn’t, the onus will once again be on QB Donovan McNabb. In last week’s loss to Chicago, McNabb had issues putting the ball in the end zone without the threat of Westbrook running behind him. We like the points and not only think that Washington will cover, but could pull off their second straight upset. We predict the Redskins over the Eagles 20-17.

Bet the Redskins at Eagles

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