Redskins vs Eagles Betting Pick &
Score Prediction 10-23-17
When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, October 23, 2017
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Betting Line: Philadelphia -4.5
Redskins vs Eagles Betting Preview
The Eagles have ripped off four consecutive victories to open a two-game lead on the Redskins and will try for a sweep of the season series that will also give them the tie breaker advantage. Philadelphia won its first three games last season under rookie quarterback Carson Wentz before going into a tailspin, but this years team looks like it can handle success. Washington held on for a 26-24 victory over winless San Francisco last weekend after building an early 17-point lead.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins had his worst performance in the season opener, but he is coming off a strong three-game stretch and leads the NFC with a 106.4 passer rating. Running back Rob Kelley is dealing with an ankle injury, which could mean the bulk of playing time will go to rookie Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson, who already has recorded two 100-yard receiving performances and made four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. With wideouts Terrelle Pryor and Jamison Crowder continuing to struggle, the tight-end tandem of Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis has combined for 29 catches. Linebacker Preston Smith has registered 4.5 of the team’s 15 sacks, including one in the season opener.
Wentz entered the weekend fifth in passing yards (1,584) with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions, and during the four-game winning streak has thrown nine scoring passes against only one pick. Moving to the slot has provided a boost for third-year wideout Nelson Agholor, who has recorded four catches and a TD reception in each of the last two games. Wentz’s top target is tight end Zach Ertz, who hauled in a pair of touchdown passes last week and had an eight-catch, 93-yard performance in Week 1. Philadelphia ranks No. 1 in the league against the run, allowing an average of 65.7 yards, but is surrendering 273.5 passing yards.
Redskins vs Eagles Betting Prediction
Wentz is for real. He showed his natural talent last year and this year he is showing his experience is paying off. With the loss of Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay the Eagles are looking like the top team in the NFC. Could we end up with a Goff vs Wentz playoff game? On the other side the Redskins are once again a good team but they never seem to get past that. They look like they have a chance for the playoffs but will be a one and done team. If you can’t tell, I really like the Eagles tonight. I am not taking a position on the total but the spread on this one should be Eagles -7.5 so I am hitting the Eagles with a big bet tonight.
Redskins vs Eagles Bet: Eagles -4.5
Score Prediction: Eagles 31 – Redskins 20
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