Ah, the NFC East, where all of the teams compete to be as bad as they possibly can be. This season, Washington and New York have been the most successful in being terrible, but Philadelphia and Dallas are trying their best to keep up. Alright, I’ll tone it down with the division bashing. The Eagles actually showed some resilience last night as they overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat the Giants in overtime on Monday night. It’s an encouraging sign for a team that’s trying to make a playoff push. This week, they’ll get another opportunity to pick up a division win in Washington.
The point total is one of the lowest of the week, and that’s completely justifiable. At 40.5 points, I’m actually surprised it’s that high. Washington’s offense has been the least productive of any team this season, averaging just 262.4 yards and 14.5 points. The rush game is only averaging 60 yards less than the pass game, which is bad news as it goes up against one of the league’s best rush defenses. Dwayne Haskins (DFS salary $4,600) will be forced to throw, something that he doesn’t quite have the confidence in doing too often yet.
The Eagles are dealing with an array of injuries, which explains why the spread isn’t bigger. Nelson Agholor ($4,000) and DeSean Jackson (on IR) were out last week, leaving the Eagles thin at wide receiver. Then, Alshon Jeffery ($6,000) injured his foot in the second quarter and didn’t return. Jordan Howard ($4,900) is also dealing with an ailment. These two teams started their seasons against each other, with the Eagles winning 32-27. Considering the dwindling supporting cast around Carson Wentz ($6,200) and the lackluster Washington offense, I think we can expect a low-scoring Eagles victory this time around.
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Eagles at Washington
Point Spread: Washington +5.5
Total Points: 39
Money Line: Eagles -220; Washington +188
Overall: Eagles 4-7; Washington 3-10
ATS: Eagles 4-9; Washington 6-7
O/U: Eagles 6-7; Washington 5-8
- Out: T Lane Johnson (ankle)
- Questionable: WR Nelson Agholor (knee), DE Derek Barnett (ankle), CB Ronald Darby (hip flexor), RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)
- Out: WR Trey Quinn (concussion), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring)
- Questionable: CB Quinton Dunbar (hamstring), CB Fabian Moreau (hamstring), S Montae Nicholson (ankle), CB Josh Norman (illness), G Brandon Scherff (elbow, shoulder)
Notable Prop Bets
- Total Touchdowns - Over 2.5 -109, Under 2.5 -122
- First to 20 Points -129
- Total Points - Over 16.5 -121, Under 16.5 -108
- Terry McLaurin to Score +190
- Washington has lost nine of its last 10 games at FedExField.
- Washington has covered the spread in each of its last five games against NFC opponents.
- Eight of Washington’s last 10 games have gone UNDER the total points line.
- Zach Ertz has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Eagles’ last three games against NFC opponents.
- Miles Sanders has scored a touchdown in each of the Eagles’ last three road day games.
- Adrian Peterson has scored a touchdown in each of Washington’s last two games.
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