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Philadelphia Eagles At Washington Free Picks & Betting Predictions

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Philadelphia Eagles At Washington Free Picks & Betting Predictions

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Philadelphia is one of the hottest teams in the NFL with playoffs on the mind, as it enters the week in the final wild-card slot. The WFT is suddenly reeling after seeing its roster decimated by COVID.

It’s a little surprising that sportsbooks see the Eagles as a short 3.5/4-point favorite, even on the road. This is one of a few divisional games with shorter NFL odds on the board this week. There’s also Ron Rivera preparing the world for a QB switch, which should impact any NFL betting involving WFT – from the game to player props.

The good news is the better team is more intact, making NFL picks a little easier this late in the season. The Eagles have won three straight – including a 27-17 beating of WFT on December 21.

Take a look at Eagles vs Washington odds, injury report, betting lines and more.

Eagles at Washington Football Team Key Matchups

WFT D vs. Jalen Hurts: Miles Sanders will miss this game with a broken hand, and Jordan Howard is still banged up and questionable. Once again, the Eagles may be depleted at RB but still have the most dangerous rusher on the field in Hurts.

Terry McLaurin vs. Anyone Not Named “Slay”: WFT has a chance if they move its top threat around, forcing the Eagles to put other bodies on him. Darius Slay is a lockdown CB, but that’s really it for the Birds secondary.

Fletcher Cox vs. WFT OL: Cox is on one heck of a stretch wreaking utter havoc on offensive lines. He doesn’t even need to show up much on the box score to make his impact felt on the game.

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Eagles at Washington Key Stats

1: Nobody runs the ball better than the Philadelphia Eagles, hence the top ranking in the NFL. They lead the league with over 160 ypg and have yet to be slowed down by anyone.

26: The Eagles pass offense ranks 26th and isn’t much to write home about, despite having two legit threats in Dallas Goedert and DaVonte Smith.

30: WFT pass offense is ranked worse than the Eagles – in part because they are rotating backup QBs throughout the season and may turn to their third string once again come Sunday.

8: Washington can run and rank eighth in the NFL in total rushing, but have seen its pass offense wilt against pretty much everyone.

740: If you are still unsure about Hurts and his ability to run with the football, he’s at 740 yards on the season with a 5.6 yards per-carry.

326: If both Sanders and Howard are out, Boston Scott becomes the leading running back with just 326 yards in 15 games played.

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Eagles at Washington Moneyline

There is value in Washington even though the return may not immediately reflect it. It should seem a little odd that betting sites have the WFT at less than 2-to-1 of a return, especially with how bad they’ve looked over the past couple of weeks.

The sportsbooks are certainly not throwing heavy odds at WFT, and the Eagles haven’t beaten a team with a winning record. I’d stay away if it were higher than +200, but there’s a message here that the game will be far closer than people think. We’re on this at BetMGM, which is offering new users a risk-free first bet worth up to $1,000 with its BetMGM bonus code.

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Eagles at Washington Spread

Unlike the +180 on the moneyline, there’s less value in just taking the points here, especially with a lesser return. The difference is that the game most likely won’t come down to three points. The Eagles will either stop short and halt a ton of progress, losing by more than a FG on the road to WFT, or blow Washington out of the building.

If you like Philadelphia in this game, then lay the points, but a bet on Washington should come on the moneyline with a far better return.

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Eagles at Washington Total

The total can be a little tricky with these two teams, mainly because they are division rivals but also how volatile WFT can be on offense. They can easily sneak 7-10 points in the final frame in a game that’s already over, or their defense can hold teams – including Philadelphia – to lower scores.

Taking Under on betting apps makes the most sense as the Eagles are going to run and keep the clock moving, doing just enough to secure a road victory.

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Eytan Shander for Bookies.com
Eytan Shander
Eytan Shander writes about the NFL, NBA and more for Bookies.com. A 15-year radio veteran, he has worked nationally for Mad Dog Radio & NBC Sports Radio.