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

David Bastl | Updated Sep 03, 2019

All eyes are on Quarterback Carson Wentz to lead the Eagles back to the Super Bowl. Can he do it? Could he be the league MVP? Currently at Sports Interaction he is paying +1600 to win the award.

Washington
3-13
AT
September 08, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field
Pointspread +10 -108
Moneyline +395
Over / Under o +44

24%

Betting Action

76%

Pointspread -10 -112
Moneyline -491
Over / Under u +44

24%

Betting Action

76%

The schedule makers didn’t do the Redskins any favours this upcoming season. Out of the gate Washington faces the Eagles, Cowboys, and Bears in that order. The Eagles have a championship quality roster and are heavy favourites to win the NFC East. They are also currently paying +1400 to win the Super Bowl.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Eagles enter this game on a four-game winning streak against the Redskins (dating back two years), and three of the four games were played to the under.

However, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings played in Philadelphia between these two teams.

The Eagles are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against the NFC, while the Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last four games against the division. Last season, Washington was 2-4 against the division in six games.

The Redskins are also notorious slow starters to the season, going 1-5 ATS in their last six week one games.

Washington Redskins

It very well could be Head Coach Jay Gruden’s make it or break it season on the sidelines for the Washington Redskins. Entering the year, Gruden has a 35-44-1 record with Washington, and now his job is dependent on Case Keenum, who was named the team’s starter just last week.

Unfortunately for Keenum he’s not going to have much help at the wide receiver position with one of the most inexperienced crops in the NFL. His number on target – if healthy – will be Jordan Reed. However, Reed suffered yet another concussion in preseason and is questionable at press time to play in this game.

One player that could be electric is Running back Derrius Guice, but with one major problem. The Redskins do not have a very good offensive line. Guice will be playing in his first NFL regular season game after sitting out the entire 2018 campaign with an injury.

Defence will be the key to any success this team has this season with the additions of Reuben Foster (waivers), Landon Collins (free agent), and Montez Sweat (draft) all expected to make significant contributions to the lineup.

This season will be an uphill climb for a franchise that has qualified only once for the post season in five years.

Philadelphia Eagles

After signing a massive four-year 128-million dollar extension prior to training camp all eyes are on Quarterback Carson Wentz to lead this team back to the Super Bowl. Many people think he can do it including notable football analysist Louis Riddick, who predicted Wentz will be this year’s MVP. If you feel the same way as Riddick, Wentz is currently paying +1600 to win the MVP honor.

However, no longer do the Eagles and Wentz have a security blanket in Nick Foles, as the former Super Bowl MVP made his way to Jacksonville as a free agent. Journeyman Josh McCown now holds that position.

In the backfield, the team cut last year’s leading rusher Josh Adams, so it will be interesting to see how the team utilizes Jordan Howard, Darren Sproules, Corey Clement and rookie Miles Sanders, who has impressed in training camp.

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