Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins - 12/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) at Washington Redskins (7-8)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 4:25 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins +6.5 -- Over/Under: 42
The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins meet Sunday in NFL action at FedEx Field.
The Philadelphia Eagles look for a third straight victory to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost four of their last six road games. Carson Wentz is completing 69.6 percent of his passes for 3,074 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wentz and Nick Foles have combined for 26 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season. Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery have combined for 1,923 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Nelson Agholor has 59 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 98.9 yards per contest, and Josh Adams leads the way with 461 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 23.2 points and 384.7 yards per game. Malcolm Jenkins leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 93 tackles, Michael Bennett has eight sacks and Rasul Douglas has two interceptions.
The Washington Redskins look to play spoiler while preventing a losing season. The Washington Redskins have lost their last three home games. Josh Johnson is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 499 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Johnson has 64 pass attempts under his belt this season. Jordan Reed and Josh Doctson have combined for 1,057 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jamison Crowder has 28 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 116.9 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 22.3 points and 352.9 yards per game. Mason Foster leads the Washington Redskins with 123 tackles, Ryan Kerrigan has 12 sacks and D.J. Swearinger has four interceptions.
The Eagles are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC East. The Redskins are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. NFC East and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 11-5 in Redskins last 16 games on grass. The over is 35-16 in Eagles last 51 road games.
The Philadelphia Eagles have won four of their last five games and need a win to stay in the playoff race, and those four wins have come by an average of 6.75 points. The Washington Redskins are out of the playoff conversation with losses in five of their last six games, but I'm sure they've love nothing more than to prevent the defending champs from returning to the playoffs. The Philadelphia Eagles have failed to cover each of their last four games as a favorite of at least six points. The Washington Redskins have covered four of their last six games as an underdog of at least six points. The Philadelphia Eagles have won each of the last three meetings against the Washington Redskins and all three of those wins have come by double digits. The Redskins are a scrappy bunch, but defenses don't respect Josh Johnson's arm, which makes it tough to move the football. The Eagles are overall the better team and have something to play for. I'll take Philly by a touchdown.