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How the public is betting Washington vs. Eagles on Sunday Night Football in Week 17

Can Washington get a Week 17 victory against the Eagles to secure a playoff spot? We break down how the public is betting on the Sunday Night Football matchup.

Alex Smith of the Washington Football Team celebrates with Terry McLaurin during the second quarter of a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 26, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Washington Football Team (6-9) and Philadelphia Eagles (4-10-1) are set to face off in the regular season’s final Sunday Night Football game to wrap up Week 17 at Lincoln Financial Field. The two NFC East teams will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC and the result will have a significant impact on the playoff picture.

Washington is competing with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants for the division title and must rebound from a two-game losing streak with a win to secure a playoff spot. If the Football Team loses Cowboys could sneak in by topping the Giants. New York is in if it beats Dallas and Washington loses. The Football Team will get Alex Smith back under center to its chances of moving forward.

The Eagles saw their playoff hopes die after falling short against the Cowboys in Week 17 after going on a run thanks to rookie signal-caller Jalen Hurts. Philadelphia could be a real threat to spoil Washington’s chances if healthy but key playmakers on both sides of the ball have been ruled out because of injuries. Derek Barnett, Fletcher Cox, Dallas Goedert, DeSean Jackson, Jordan Mailata, Duke Riley, and Miles Sanders are all sitting out this game. Hurts could have to do it all himself in this one.

This could be a difficult game to bet on considering it's meaningless for the Eagles but a must-win for Washington. Let’s discuss how the public is betting on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Washington is favored by 4 points. The Football Team is getting 60 percent of the handle and 52 percent of the total bets on moneyline wagers.

Is the public right?

The public is right to be leaning on Washington in this matchup, as Philadelphia is dealing with a slew of injuries. Antonio Gibson and Terry McLaurin have been given the go-ahead, and it’ll be hard for Hurts to match that without the running back and tight end he’s most comfortable with.

Over/Under

The point total is installed at 44 and 64 percent of the handle is on the under.

Is the public right?

Neither of these teams is really offensive powerhouses. Washington has the edge here each of its last five games has resulted in 40 points or less being scored. It’s very rare the Football Team runs up the score against any opponent, so expecting a grinder is reasonable.

Moneyline

Washington is favored at -250 on the moneyline and is getting 51 percent of the handle and 45 percent of the total bets.

Is the public right?

The public seems to have some measure of faith in the Eagles. While they’ve overcome steep odds on multiple occasions, I can’t see them pulling this one out. The odds are moving further in Washington’s favor with Philadelphia sitting several starters in the season finale.

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