Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

OddsShark.com@@OddsSharkFeatured ColumnistNovember 13, 2013

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 09:  Wide receiver DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs after a catch against running back Chris Thompson #25 of the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on September 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Washington Redskins are 5-1 against the spread in their last six trips to Philadelphia, while the Eagles, for whatever reason, are 0-6 both straight up and against the spread the last six times they've been favored at home.

The 'Skins and Eagles clash once again in an NFC East rivalry bout Sunday where two mediocre teams are motivated by a division title.


Point spread:
Eagles opened as 3-point favorites; the total was 52.5. (Line updates and Matchup report)


Odds Shark computer prediction:
25.5-18.9 Eagles


Why the Redskins can cover the spread

Washington ranks fifth in the league in total offense and third in rushing, averaging 151 yards per game on the ground. Also, Quarterback Robert Griffin III is coming off his best performance of the season, albeit in a losing cause against Minnesota. And the 'Skins might have a little payback in mind after losing their season opener at home to Philadelphia.

They are 8-3 ATS in their past 11 divisional battles.


Why the Eagles can cover the spread

Philly ranks fourth in total offense and leads the league in rushing, averaging 154 yards per game. Quarterback Nick Foles, after directing the team to another road victory last Sunday at Green Bay, has thrown 16 touchdown passes this season without throwing an interception.

In that victory back in September at Washington, the Eagles spotted the 'Skins the first touchdown, then scored the next 33 points.


Smart Pick

Odds Shark's NFL predictor computer is calling for a Philly victory and cover, and for this game to stay UNDER its total. But this might be a place for a “reversal” play. The Eagles have won back-to-back road games, but have been terrible at home this year.

Washington has alternated losses and wins the last seven games and lost last time out. Take the 'Skins and the points.


Trends:

  • Redskins are 5-1 ATS past six trips to Philadelphia
  • Eagles are 0-6 SU & ATS past six games as home chalk
  • Redskins are 8-3 ATS past 11 divisional games


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