Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 9/8/19 - NFL Betting Odds & Picks
Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles
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Sep. 08, 2019
The Philadelphia Eagles open up their 2019 campaign at home with the Washington Redskins in town for a NFC East divisional battle. The Eagles will look for a big year from QB Carson Wentz with hopes he will stay healthy. Wentz did not touch the field this preseason in order to head into week 100% ready. The Eagles shutout the Redskins in their last meeting last December 24-0.
Head Coach Doug Pederson did not show much this preseason and a 1-3 record showed that. The Eagles final 53-man roster did not include fan favorite RB Wendell Smallwood. Philadelphia kept four running backs which included Howard, Clement, Sanders, and the veteran Darren Sproles. DeSean Jackson broke his finger but is expected to play and carry is workload in week one.
The Washington Redskins have claimed Wendell Smallwood off waivers and have released Marshall in order to make room. Smallwood should see some action against his former team at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins also ended their preseason with a 1-3 record as well.
Washington will turn to Case Keenum to start to season as the starting QB. The Redskins cut WR Josh Doctson and will bring in some younger targets for Keenum. Washington will look for Steven Sims Jr. who was an undrafted to have a breakout season. The Redskins also have hopes that Sims can bring some life to the special teams unit.
Recent Betting Trends:
Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC East.
Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC.
Under is 12-5 in Redskins last 17 games on grass.
Under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 games in Week 1.
Free Betting Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -8.5
The Redskins have not traveled well in recent seasons and a trip to Lincoln Financial Field will be a tough test in week one of action. Washington has not covered the spread in their last four meetings against the Eagles. Philadelphia has covered the number in five of their last six seasons in week one games. Lay the points with the Eagles at home. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia Eagles win and cover ATS 31-20.