MNF Week 7 – Redskins Look to Beat the Spread Against the Eagles
The Redskins and Eagles always seem to produce offensive fireworks, like much of the teams in the NFC East. The two divisional foes will face off on Monday Night Football to end Week 7. The total sits at 49 points and is one of the largest of the week.
Washington Redskins +4.5 (-108) at Philadelphia Eagles -4.5 (-112) Total: 49 Points
There’s a lot at stake for both teams in this matchup. The Eagles lead the division and the NFC in record at 5-1 and stand to put themselves far ahead of the pack in the NFC East with a win. They’re coming off a 28-23 win against the Carolina Panthers last Thursday. Right tackle Lane Johnson returns this week for Philly. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks and cornerback Ronald Darby are questionable.
The Redskins won 26-24 last week against the visiting 49ers. They’re sitting on a 3-2 record after winning three out of their previous four games. Washington has a host of injuries this week, including cornerback Bashaud Breeland and running back Rob Kelley. Star cornerback, Josh Norman, has already been ruled out for tonight’s contest.
The odds opened with the Eagles at -5.5, that has moved to -4.5 at just about every sportsbook online, including SportsBetting.ag. Most bets have come in on Philadelphia so far. The total has gone up slightly since opening at 48.5 points. It’s at 49 or 49.5 at most sportsbooks.
Redskins at Eagles Prediction
The Redskins are underrated in this spot getting more than a field goal. Even with Norman out, their defense has been better this season than it was last year. The Eagles are a bit one-dimensional on offense and if they can hold down Wentz for even a half – Washington’s offense should be able to keep this one close or win it outright.
Cousins has been fantastic offensively in recent weeks, and the passing game gets a juicy matchup against weak Eagles secondary. We haven’t seen the Eagles stumble this season other than their loss to Kansas City, but did play the Giants exceptionally close at home in Week 2. I am happy to take the points in a division game in primetime.