Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles Free Picks and Preview
(1-2, 1-2 ATS)
(2-1, 1-2 ATS)
He’s baaaaaaaaaaaack! QB Donovan McNabb heads back to the City of Brotherly Love for a Sunday afternoon NFL betting duel. He’ll lead his Washington Redskins against the Philadelphia Eagles.
McNabb started his career in Philly and was absolutely distraught about getting traded, especially in division. However, he is going to have his chance to make amends and beat the snot out of the team that unceremoniously dumped him. So far this year, don’t blame McNabb for the way that the Redskins have played. He has completed just under 61 percent of his passes for 833 yards with two scores and a pick for his new squad. The big issue has been the defense. Washington is allowing 325.7 yards per game through the air, which is more than a lot of teams are allowing in total. Needless to say, the average of 423.7 yards per game is the worst in the league. Though giving up 30 points last week to the St. Louis Rams was embarrassing, things aren’t this bad for Washington on defense, as the Houston Texans accounted for just a boatload of yardage in the overtime defeat in Week 2. It will be the job of LB Brian Orakpo to watch out for QB Michael Vick wherever he goes, as Orakpo has the speed to make a real difference against Vick’s speed.
Vick has been a very, very pleasant surprise for Eagles betting fans this year. He is running all over the place is successfully throwing the ball as well. The former Atlanta Falcon has thrown for 750 yards and six scores, and he has yet to turn the ball over this year. We are going to be so excited about the performance of Vick yet due to the fact that he hasn’t really faced a tremendous defense at this point. However, a scoring average of 27.7 points per game is awfully impressive at this level regardless of who you’re playing against. WR DeSean Jackson, as always, is the biggest deep threat for the Eagles. It’s not the 13 receptions in three games that is scary, nor is it the two TDs. It’s the 318 yards and the 24.5 yards per catch average. When Jackson touches the football, he can take it to the house in a heartbeat. RB LeSean McCoy only has one good game this year, but that 120 yard effort with three scores was one of the best days that a running back has had all season long.
This line opened at 6.5 and has only plummeted from there. We tend to believe that the line movement is correct. McNabb would love to come in here and pull off the upset, and Washington has a good history in this series. The Redskins are 7-3-1 ATS in the L/11 duels in this series. Though they didn’t win either of the two meetings last year, they did cover one of the two spreads and won both meetings in 2008 both SU and ATS.
Selection: Washington Redskins +6
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