The first of two NFC East matchups over the next three weeks between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team takes place Tuesday night at Lincoln Financial Field. Both teams are 6-7 but remain in the NFC Wild-Card race. Washington had a severe COVID-19 outbreak that caused this game to be moved from Sunday, and the team will start Garrett Gilbert at quarterback. Washington had won four straight games before a loss to division-leader Dallas, while the Eagles have won four of their past six after starting the season 2-5.
Philadelphia is favored by 9.5 points in the latest Eagles vs. Washington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is 39.5. Before entering any Washington vs. Eagles picks, you'll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Eagles vs. Washington spread: Eagles -9.5
- Eagles vs. Washington over-under: 39.5 points
- Eagles vs. Washington money line: WFT +350, Eagles -450
Why the Eagles can cover
Philly is 4-1 against the spread in its past five as a favorite and has rushed for at least 175 yards in six straight games. That is the longest streak in the NFL since the 1985 Bears, and the Eagles had a bye week to get healthy. Quarterback Jalen Hurts missed Week 13 but will expected to start on Tuesday. He is the team's leading rusher with 695 yards and eight TDs and also has 2,435 passing yards and 18 TDs. The Eagles average 160 rushing yards per game (No. 1 in NFL).
Running back Miles Sanders took over in the 33-18 win against the Jets in Week 13, rushing for 120 yards to give him 578 (5.2 per carry) this season. Hurts can also count on rookie receiver DeVonta Smith (701 yards, 14 per catch) and tight end Dallas Goedert (596, 14.5). The Eagles have eight fewer turnovers this season than Washington.
Why the Washington Football Team can cover
Washington is expected to have top receiver Terry McLaurin back from a concussion. McLaurin leads the team with 808 yards and has scored five TDs, and he caught 12 passes across the two meetings last season. Running back Antonio Gibson will take on a major role, and he rushed for 75 yards in a 20-14 win in the last matchup. He leads Washington with 836 yards this season and also has caught 33 passes.
Adam Humphries (33 catches) will give Garrett Gilbert a reliable target, while DeAndre Carter (13.3 yards per catch) has at least two catches in four of the last five games. The run game is the clear strength of the Eagles, who rank 28th in passing offense (196.2 yards per game), but the WFT has the league's No. 4 defense against the run (93.6).
How to make Washington Football vs. Eagles picks
The model is leaning over on the total, calling for 44 total points. It also says one side of the spread cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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