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Point spread: 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.

 Published on 12/20/2008

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