The level of parity in the NFL right now is probably higher than it has ever been which is great for those of us who want to watch meaningful games in the final week of the regular season. We are certainly going to be getting plenty of those this weekend, as there are still playoff spots and seeding to be decided. Right now, the only team guaranteed of home field advantage throughout the playoffs are the New Orleans Saints, so it’s very much all to play for.
While some teams in the playoff picture are in control of their own destiny, there are others who need to win and get some help along the way. One of the teams in that latter category is the current Super Bowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. They have kept their playoff hopes alive with a strong finish to the season, but they need to win one more game this weekend and hope that the Minnesota Vikings lose to Chicago. The Eagles head into the nation’s capital as a 7-point favorite, with the point total set at 42.
Eagles vs Redskins NFL Week 17 Odds & Game Info
- When: Sunday, December 30 at 4:25 PM EST
- Where: FedEx Field, Landover
- TV: FOX
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: NFL League Pass
- NFL Week 17 Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -7 (Total 42)
- Partly Cloudy: 5°C/41°F
- Humidity: 61%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Cloud Cover: 58%
- Wind: 3 mph S
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles?
In the early part of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles looked like a pale shadow of the team that won the Super Bowl last season. As the season has gone on, though, things have started to change to the point where the similarities between this season and last are tough to ignore.
The most compelling part is that Nick Foles has once again been asked to step into the starting QB role with Carson Wentz seemingly done for the year. Foles has not disappointed, leading the Eagles to back to back wins in games that they needed to win just to stay alive in the playoff hunt. The Eagles have now won 4 of their last 5 SU, but they have not been convincing as the favorite, going 5-7 ATS, including a 1-2 ATS record as a road favorite.
- Average Score For: 22.87
- Total Yards: 365.67
- Rush Yards: 96.07
- Passing Yards: 269.60
- Average Score Against: 23.20
- Total Yards: 385.07
- Rush Yards: 102.00
- Passing Yards: 283.07
Why bet on the Washington Redskins?
It has been a brutal second half of the season for the Redskins, although being forced to go with their 3rd string QB down the stretch has contributed to their misery. The Redskins now have just 1 win in their last 6 games, with that one coming against fellow strugglers Jacksonville. The Redskins have, as you might imagine, been struggling to put points on the board and have managed just 16 points in each of their last 3 games.
They are going to need a whole lot more than that if they are to play the spoiler role here, as the Eagles have racked up a combined 62 points in their last 2 games. Washington has been a good bet as the underdog, going 8-4 ATS in those games, which includes a record of 4-1 ATS in home games as the underdog.
- Average Score For: 18.73
- Total Yards: 313.74
- Rush Yards: 116.87
- Passing Yards: 196.87
- Average Score Against: 22.33
- Total Yards: 352.93
- Rush Yards: 115.40
- Passing Yards: 237.53
Eagles vs Redskins NFL Week 17 Betting Trends
- Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Washington
- Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
- The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Philadelphia’s last 23 games when playing on the road against Washington
- Washington is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
- Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Eagles vs Redskins
While the Redskins have been a good bet against the spread as the underdog this season, I think they are going to be up against it playing an Eagles team that is fighting for their playoff lives. I like Philadelphia to win and cover on the road this Sunday.
Score: Philadelphia Eagles 28 – Washington Redskins 17