NFL Week 14 Betting Odds: Washington At Philadelphia

Posted by Peter Brennan on Thursday,December 8, 2016 2:08, EDT in

In the early part of the season, it looked as though the NFC East was going to be one of the tightest divisions in football. As the season progressed, though, the Dallas Cowboys put their stamp of authority on the proceedings, and the Philadelphia Eagles went into a tailspin. It was a tale of two untested QB’s, with Dak Prescott shining in Dallas, while Carson Wentz succumbed to the pressure of life as a starter in Philly. The Eagles are all but out of it now, but they can still have a say in the playoff race, as they can put a dent in the Redskins hopes this weekend at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins are starting to get to the desperate point after dropping two straight games, but can get themselves right back into the Wild Card picture with a win this coming weekend. These division games tend to be tough to call, and that’s the way the bookies see it, too, as they have the Redskins in as a slight 1-point favorite.

Here’s A Closer Look At The NFL Week 14 Betting Odds: Redskins At Eagles

When: Saturday, December 11 at 1 PM EST
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
TV: FOX
Radio: WTEM and WIP
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NFL Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Washington Redskins

It looked as though the Redskins were on the path to a somewhat comfortable playoff spot, but back to back losses has them on the outside looking in at the Wild Card. A big part of the problem for the Redskins these past two weeks has been the inability of the defense to shut down the opposition. They have given up 31 points in each of their last two games, and while Kirk Cousins is still playing well at QB, he is being forced to try and get points on the board with every drive. This meeting may be coming at just the right time for Washington Redskins, as this is a team that they have beaten 4-straight. The Redskins are 3-1 ATS versus division opponents this season.

Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles

If there has been one shining light for the Eagles in their freefall in recent weeks, it has been their play at home. They are 4-1 on home field, with that lone loss coming a couple of weeks ago versus the Packers. They are also 4-1 ATS on home field, but have just had no real joy against the Redskins in the past couple of seasons. Their last meeting came in the middle of October when they went down 27-20 in what was their second straight loss after starting the season 3-0. It can be argued that the Eagles were playing better ball then than they are right now, and that could prove to be a problem this weekend.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Redskins are the more desperate of the two teams, as they know that they cannot afford too many more losses if they hope to be in the postseason. I like them to come away with the win in a hard-fought battle.

Washington Redskins 28 Philadelphia Eagles 23