Forget Tyson vs. Holyfield and most definitely Mayweather vs. Pacquiao! When the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles square off in their absolutely huge Week 16 NFC East divisional battle on Saturday, December 26 at 8:25 PM ET, live from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly, it’s going to be a straight-up ‘brawl for it all’. Now, let’s find out which one of these playoff hopefuls will get the ‘W’ to improve their playoff chances.
Washington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Lines & Pick
When: 8:25 PM ET, Saturday, December 26, 2015
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Odds: Philadelphia -3
The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-point home favorites on Week 16 NFL betting lines while the Over/Under Total sits at 47 points.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 21, 2015
Why Bet The Washington Redskins Odds at +3
Washington is playing its best football of the season right now!
The Redskins (7-7 SU,7-7 ATS) have won two straight and looked really solid in pounding Buffalo 35-25 on Sunday to easily cash in as a 2.5-point home dog and all but extinguish Buffalo’s own playoff hopes.
Now, the Skins control their own destiny – and all they have to do is beat Philadelphia to reach 8-7 and eliminate the Birds’ postseason hopes. Washington should have plenty of motivation heading into this contest. If the Skins lose to the Eagles and the Birds finish with a season-ending win against New York newt weekend, Philadelphia would win the division crown based on the tiebreaker on common opponents.
Of course, if the Giants win their final two games to finish at 8-8, things could really get complicated in the NFC East, but that’s a story for another day.
Why Bet The Philadelphia Eagles Odds at -3
Because the Birds are completely and utterly desperate – and playing at home!
While the Eagles (6-8 SU, 6-8 ATS) had their modest two-game winning streak snapped in Monday night’s resounding 40-17 home loss against Arizona, the Birds still have plenty to play for as they try to overtake Washington to win the NFC East.
Philadelphia will also have a bit of revenge on their minds after losing to Washington 23-20 on Oct. 4 and failing to cover the NFL betting line as a 3-point road dog.
The bad news for the Birds however is that they’ve lost three of their last four home games, including uninspiring losses against the lowly Miami Dolphins and rebuilding Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
While 60 percent of the betting public likes Washington to cover the spread at the very least, I completely disagree and want to urge you to back the Philadelphia Eagles to get the SU win and narrow ATS cover!
In spite of their recent play, Washington is just 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win.
I know the Redskins are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road dates against Philly, but the Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five games after totaling at least 350 yards of offense in their previous game.
I like Philly to get the win out of sheer desperation if nothing else!
My final score prediction is Philadelphia 28 Washington 24