Eagles vs. Washington Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Dec 30, 2021

There's a lot on the line in Washington's home finale on Sunday as a loss would officially eliminate the Football Team from the playoffs, while the Eagles could clinch a postseason berth with a win.

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January 02, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
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Washington
7-10
Pointspread -6 -117
Moneyline -259
Over / Under o +44.5

72%

Betting Action

28%

Pointspread +6 -103
Moneyline +215
Over / Under u +44.5

72%

Betting Action

28%

The Eagles have a chance to clinch a playoff spot on Sunday when they head to Washington to face the Football Team for the second time in three weeks.  Philadelphia has won six of their last eight games, including a 27-17 home win against Washington on Dec. 21.  Washington, on the other hand, is coming off a 56-14 blowout loss in Dallas last week and they’ve been all but eliminated from the playoff picture.

The Eagles are 3.5-point favourites to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 45.0.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

As mentioned, Philly won the last meeting between these teams two weeks ago.  Jalen Hurts threw for 296 yards and a touchdown with one interception and ran in another two scores, while Miles Sanders recorded a career-high 131 rushing yards.  Garrett Gilbert was under centre for Washington, finishing with 194 passing yards and no TDs.

The Eagles have produced a better road record (5-3) than home record (3-4) this season and they’ve picked up wins in five of their last six games overall.  They’re 8-6-1 against the spread overall and 5-3 ATS on the road.  The total has gone Over in four of Philadelphia’s last five games.

Washington has historically struggled against the Eagles, dropping 13 of their last 20 home games against Philadelphia.  The Football Team has been a terrible cover option this year, going 5-9-1 ATS overall and failing to cover in five of seven home dates.  The total has gone Under in seven of Washington’s last 10 games.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia’s offence has hit a higher gear this season.  The Eagles have put up 30 or more points seven times, including in five of their last eight games.  Hurts threw for 199 yards and two TDs in last week’s win over the Giants, but it’s been the run-game that has really benefitted Philadelphia.  The Eagles’ 130-yard rushing performance broke a streak of seven consecutive games of at least 175 rushing yards for Philadelphia.  Much of that run success has been due to Hurts and Sanders, which explains last week’s drop-off.  Hurts has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury for the last few weeks, while Sanders broke his hand against New York and will be out against Washington.

Prior to last week, Sanders rushed for 120 yards against the Jets and a career-high 131 yards against Washington.  The third-year running back has 709 rushing yards this season, although he bizarrely has not recorded a touchdown.  Look for Jordan Howard and Boston Scott to get more touches in Sanders’ absence.

Washington Football Team

Washington’s loss in Dallas was actually their most lopsided defeat in 15 years, so expect to see this team respond at home.  Taylor Heinicke struggled under centre after missing the previous week in COVID procotols.  Heinicke completed just seven of 22 passes, finishing with 121 yards and a touchdown.  He was also picked off twice and sacked four times.  Kyle Allen earned some reps, completing eight of 10 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown.  Allen was sacked once.  The loss actually would have been Washington’s worst since 1961, had they not scored a meaningless touchdown in the closing minutes of the game.

Players remaining on Washington’s COVID list include defensive end Nate Orchard, offensive guard Zack Bailey, cornerback Darryl Roberts and offensive tackle David Steinmetz.

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