Redskins/Eagles — Redkins +7 (-125)
1 unit . Monday Night Football
Not sure how the Eagles are laying so many points in this game. Philadelphia’s offense has struggled all season and their Super Bowl defense is now down 3 of their top cornerbacks (Darby, Mills, and Maddox), their starting middle linebacker, and their D-line gets tired late in games because they don’t have the depth they had last year.
The Redskins have issues of their own, but a 2 point loss to the Texans and an 8 point loss to the Cowboys in the last two weeks doesn’t look all that bad now. Colt McCoy can move the ball and facing two of the best defenses in the league the last two weeks were good tests for this game – he is 30/50 with 322 yards 3 TDs/3 INTs and 63 rushing yards the last two weeks. Not
eye-popping numbers but enough to move the ball. He also gets Chris Thompson back this week. Philadelphia’s defense is nowhere near as good as Houston’s or Dallas’s this year – they just gave up 297 yards to Eli Manning and 13 carries for 101 yards to Saquon Barkley. The Saints put up 48 points on them the week prior and Ingram/Kamara combined for 174 yards on 29 carries.
Washington can stay in this game with their defense. Despite all their offensive injuries, their defense has been pretty solid – QBs vs the Redskins have thrown just 11 TDs to 8 INTs the last 7 games. With the Eagles having very little run game and Alston Jeffery not topping 48 yards in any of the last 4 games, Washington’s defense should be able to keep this game competitive.
The Eagles have topped 24 points just once in the last 5 games and Washington is 3-1 ATS the last 4 years in Philly. This could be an ugly game at times and the Skins walk away with the cover.
*If you’re wondering if you should play this at +6/6.5 instead of buying to 7, I think 6/6.5 -110 is still worth 1 unit but I prefer buying a half in this game because I think it’s worth it in a lower scoring game.