Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles - 9/8/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Lincoln Financial Field )
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -10 -- Over/Under: 44.5
The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in NFL action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Washington Redskins have won seven games the last two years and have made the playoffs just twice in the last nine years. The Washington Redskins have split their last six road games. The Washington Redskins have lost five their last six regular season openers. The Washington Redskins finished last year ranked 28th in offensive yards per game and 29th in points per game. Defensively, the Redskins finished 15th in points allowed and 17th in yards allowed. The Redskins offense gets a big boost with running back Derrius Guice returning from injury, but there’s still obvious questions at quarterback that keep this unit from reaching its full potential. The Redskins defense shows flashes of potential and could probably be better if it wasn’t on the field so much. Regardless, the Redskins have the same feel they’ve had in past years - a decent team with a ceiling that prevents them from being taken seriously.
The Philadelphia Eagles followed up a Super Bowl with nine wins, and they now look to make the playoffs three straight years for the first time since 2008-10. The Philadelphia Eagles have split their last six home games. The Philadelphia Eagles have won seven of their last eight regular season openers. The Philadelphia Eagles finished last year ranked 14th in offensive yards per game and 18th in points per game. Defensively, the Eagles finished 12th in points allowed and 23rd in yards allowed. A lot of the Eagles success will come down to just how healthy Carson Wentz can be, as he’s battled injuries since he’s come into the league and the jury is still out regarding his true potential. The Eagles have playmakers on offense and a defense that’s physical and can get after the quarterback. If Wentz can stay on the field, Philadelphia could see its second title in three years.
The Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC East. The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Redskins last 10 road games. The under is 10-3 in Eagles last 13 home games.
The Washington Redskins have covered four of their last five games when an underdog of at least seven points. The Philadelphia Eagles have split their last eight games ATS when favored by at least seven points. I get that the Redskins are in the bottom half of the league and will struggle for much of the season with questions at quarterback and along the offensive line. However, I have a hard time leaving this many points on the table in the first week of the season. While we all have feelings about which team is going to be what heading into the regular season, the truth is we don't have much evidence to back that up. It's why I usually tread lightly the first couple of weeks and take points when I can. I then adjust once teams have games under their belt. Give me the points.