Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
We continue our NFL Week 16 preview with the point spread
and odds on the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
football game. In this all NFC East match-up the Philadelphia
Eagles (8-5-1) are in a better position to pitch a playoff bid
but a victory against the Washington Redskins (7-7) is a must.
And while the Redskins are sitting on the last spot on the NFC
East table, the Eagles have yet to prove they've got what it
takes against Washington, after losing at home 23-17 against the
Redskins in October. But now that Donovan McNabb is back, both
bookmakers and bettors seem to be in agreement for the outcome
of this Sunday football game.
At the online sportsbook
Bookmaker the Philadelphia
Eagles are listed as the favorite team to win the game, sitting
on odds -210 for a victory tomorrow, while the Redskins are the
underdog with long odds +180 on victory come Sunday. The
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins point spread is
currently posted at -4.5 points chalk the Eagles with the total
expected by the odds makers at 37.5 points. Betting trends show
that Philadelphia is 10-3 against the spread in its last 13
games on the road while Washington is yet to cover the spread in
its last 5 games at home. The Redskins, however, are 6-2 against
the spread in their last 8 games when playing the Eagles, but
Philadelphia is 9-4 against the spread in its last 13 games when
playing on the road against Washington. Also keep in mind that
the total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when
playing at home against Philadelphia.
As far as injuries are concerned, there
a plenty in each team, not surprising so late into the season.
The Eagles will play without guard Shawn Andrews and wide
receiver Hank Baskett, while another wide receiver, Kevin
Curtis, remains doubtful for the game against the Redskins.
Philadelphia's linebacker Stewart Bradley, running backs Correll
Buckhalter and Brian Westbrook, as well as safeties Brian
Dawkins and Quintin Demps, have all been upgraded to probable
for the Eagles vs. Redskins game. At Washington questionable for
the Sunday game remain defensive tackles Kedric Golston and
Cornelius Griffin, running back Clinton Portis, and linebackers
Marcus Washington and London Fletcher with wide receiver
Santana Moss listed as probable for the game against the Eagles.