The Philadelphia Eagles (+10,000 to win Super Bowl 53) are still kicking. But if they are to get into the playoffs, they need to take down the Washington Redskins on the road this weekend and hope that the Minnesota Vikings fall prey to the Chicago Bears. As for the Redskins, they are merely waiting for a very interesting offseason to begin. Going into the game, the sportsbook favors the visiting team by just over a touchdown.
Betting Preview for the Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Redskins NFL Week 17 Game on December 30, 2018
Where: FedEx Field, Landover
When: Sunday, December 30, 2018, 4:25 PM ET
Line: Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5) vs Washington Redskins (+6.5) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (8-7)
Nick Foles is the man for the Eagles. Playing the lead role under center again for the Eagles, Foles led his team to a 32-30 home win over the Houston Texans in Week 16, finishing the contest with 471 passing yards and four touchdowns with only an interception on 35-of-49 completions. The Eagles have now two games in a row against the favorite to win Super Bowl 53 in the Los Angeles Rams and another Super Bowl contender in the Texans. Foles should carve out another solid performance against the Redskins, who just released safety D.J. Swearinger, who used to be Washington’s best defensive player this season. The Eagles defeated Washington at home in Week 13, 28-13, with running back Josh Adams rushing for 85 yards on 20 carries, while wide receiver Golden Tate coming up with 85 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven receptions.
The Eagles are 3-0 straight up (SU) and 3-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last three games against Washington.
Betting on the Washington Redskins (7-8)
The Redskins nearly upset the Tennessee Titans on the road in Week 15. They were ahead, 13-9, heading into the fourth quarter of that game but were outscored by the Titans in the final period, 16-3, to suffer a 25-16 loss at the hands of Marcus Mariota and company. It’s hard for the Redskins to win games and be consistent on the field with plenty of key players injured. Their quarterback for now is Josh Johnson, who went 13 of 23 for 153 passing yards to go with a touchdown and two interceptions in the Titans game. In any case, the Redskins are hoping running back Adrian Peterson have enough gas to put up a quality performance once again. In the first meeting with the Eagles, Peterson had 98 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries. In last week’s loss to the Titans, the future Hall of Famer had 119 rushing yards on 26 carries.
Washington, which is just 29th in the league with 18.7 points per game, is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 home games.
Philadelphia wins, 27-17.
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