Eagles vs. Washington Point Spread: NFL Week 1 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Sep 09, 2020

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Major changes are afoot in Washington – and they go well beyond the football field as the newly-named Football Team welcomes the Philadelphia Eagles to FedEx Field on Sunday.

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September 13, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
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Pointspread -5.5 -109
Moneyline -230
Over / Under o +41.5

81%

Betting Action

19%

Pointspread +5.5 -111
Moneyline +191
Over / Under u +41.5

81%

Betting Action

19%

Washington ditched its former moniker as it looks to bring a level of respect back to the franchise – and that starts with making a good first impression as sizable underdogs to an Eagles team that seeks to defend its NFC East title.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Eagles kick off their regular season as 5.5-point favourites against Washington. It marks the seventh straight time Philadelphia has been favoured in the head-to-head series – and based on how the previous six meetings have gone, we can see why. Philadelphia has gone a perfect 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS over that span, with five of those wins coming by double digits. So it’s no shock that 85 percent of Sports Interaction bettors have sided with the visitors.

As for the total of 42.5, the consensus here is far smaller, with just 54 percent of respondents taking the Under. The teams produced 59 and 64 total points, respectively, in their two meetings last season, and are 6-3 O/U in their last nine head-to-head encounters overall. Washington comes in having scored the fewest points in the NFL, but recorded more than 20 percent of their total regular season point tally in those two meetings with the Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles

We all know that Wentz has proven to be one of the more capable quarterbacks in the league, throwing the 10th-most TD passes since entering the league in 2016 despite missing eight games over that span. But can the Philadelphia offensive line keep him upright? Wentz was sacked a career-high 37 times in 2019, and his ability to play a full season for the second straight year depends on Philly’s ability to overcome the loss of two O-line starters.

Washington Football Team

What do we know about the Washington offence? Not much, as it turns out. We do know that Dwayne Haskins will begin the year under centre; he threw for 1,365 yards while completing just 58.6 percent of his passes with seven TDs and seven INTs as a rookie. And he’ll be peppering fellow second-year player Terry McLaurin with targets; McLaurin, the team’s only established receiving threat to start the year, caught 58 passes for 919 yards and seven TDs last year.

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