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Washington Vs Philadelphia Expert Pick

Washington Vs Philadelphia Expert Pick

Can Cousins and Redskins Hang With Wentz and Streaking Eagles in Week 7 NFC East Monday night Football Matchup?

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins will look to both, extract some revenge and pull off the upset over the streaking Philadelphia Eagles when the longtime NFC East division rivals square off in a huge Week 7 matchup on Monday night. The NFL betting odds favor the Eagles by 4.5-points over Washington.

The Birds will host the Washington in the City of Brotherly Love at 8:30 PM ET, with this matchup airing live on ESPN. Now, let’s find out which team is going to cover the chalk everyone!

Washington Vs Philadelphia NFL Week 7 Expert Pick

Washington Redskins (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-1)
NFL Football: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field
TV: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
NFL Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -4.5
Total: 49

Why Bet the Washington Redskins Odds at +4.5

The Redskins have won three of their last four games and come into their Week 7 matchup against Philly off a hard-fought 26-24 win over San Francisco last weekend although they never came close to covering the spread as a 12-point home favorite. Kirk Cousins completed 25 of 37 passes for 330 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while adding a rushing score in the win. The Washington defense limited San Francisco to just 85 rushing yards in the tight game to get the win. Starting cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland (knee) and Josh Norman (rib) and running back Rob Kelley (ankle) are all questionable for this affair.

Why Bet the Philadelphia Eagles Odds at -4.5

The Eagles are on a nice roll, having won four straight including their 28-23 win over Carolina last Thursday night as Carson Wentz completed 16 of 30 passes for 222 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. The Eagles defense picked off Carolina signal-caller Cam Newton three times in the win and held the Panthers to just 80 rushing yards.

"It’s a tremendous testament to those players in that locker room," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said after the win over the Panthers. "I told them tonight after the game I haven’t been part of a team that has battled through so much injury and adversity to be in the first month of the season, month and a half of the season, the resiliency of the football team started to show last year at the end of the year.

Philly beat Washington 30-17 in the nation’s capital in their regular season opener and are now looking to complete the regular season sweep after snapping a five-game losing streak against Washington earlier this season.

"They’re learning from last year. They’re learning how to finish games and just the overall consistency from the leaders leading this football team. They are sacrificing each other — themselves for the football team. It’s a fun thing to watch.

Washington Vs Philadelphia Expert Pick

I like the way Washington has played in winning three of their last four, but right now, Philadelphia is playing with a newfound confidence and it’s easy to see why Carson Wentz was selected with the second overall pick a year ago.

The Eagles are blossoming before our very eyes and will get their second win over Washington this season while narrowly covering the spread as they are now, the better team in all three phases of the game.

The Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday night games while the Eagles have gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday Night Football games and a robust 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Eagles win by at least a touchdown to cover the chalk!

Pick: Philadelphia -4.5

Falcons Vs Patriots Spread & ATS Pick

Falcons Vs Patriots Spread & ATS Pick

Can Ryan and Falcons Bounce Back From Pitiful Performance to Give Brady and Pats A Tough Time in Super Bowl Rematch?

After completely collapsing in their pitiful Week 6 loss to Miami, NFL bettors need to know whether Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons are going to show up to give Tom Brady and the New England Patriots a tough time in their Week 7 Super Bowl rematch this coming weekend?

If you want to know whether the Falcons are worthy of a wager as slight road dogs, then let’s get to my expert analysis and prediction.

Atlanta Falcons Vs New England Patriots Spread & ATS Pick

Atlanta Falcons (3-2) at New England Patriots (4-2)
When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
TV: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Spread: New England -3.5
Total: 56.5

Why Bet the Atlanta Falcons Spread at +3.5

Atlanta fell to 3-2 on the season – by completely falling apart against the mediocre Dolphins in their 20-17 Week 6 loss. Despite leading 17-0 at the half, the Falcons and their once, high-powered offense, never scored a single point in the second half in the embarrassing loss.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan passed 248 yards with one touchdown and one interception but the Falcons lost the time of possession battle by almost 10 minutes and gave up 130 rushing yard to Miami’s Jay Ajayi while Ryan was sacked twice in the loss. Now, the Falcons are saying all the right things about forgetting about their Super Bowl collapse against New England.

"I think you’d look at the Super Bowl just because that’s the last time you looked at the opponent and it’s valuable because it’s their scheme versus our scheme. You can learn from what we did well, what they did well,” Atlanta center Alex Mack said Wednesday.

The Falcons are averaging 24.2 points per game (12th) while allowing 21.8 per contest defensively (15th).

Why Bet the New England Patriots Spread at -3.5

Thanks to the help of an absolutely horrendous touchback call, the Patriots got past the feisty New York Jets 24-17 as Tom Brady passed for 257 yards with two touchdowns and an interception with both TD strikes going to tight end Rob Gronkowski. New England’s uninspiring defense did give up 354 passing yards and two touchdowns to Jets veteran quarterback Josh McCown did but pick him off twice in the win.

Now, heading into this contest, the Pats say they don’t want to talk about their historic 34-28 Super Bowl comeback win over the Falcons that ended last season.

"We’ve been given really highly strict rules that we are not allowed to talk about that game, so you’re not really going to get any information from anyone about that, so I’m just looking forward to this week," New England’s Gronkowski said Wednesday. "They look good on film. They’re a fast team, a physical team, and it’s going to be a tough game coming this Sunday night."

New England is putting up a stellar 28.7 points per game (5th) but giving up an uncharacteristic 26.5 points per contest defensively (30th).

Falcons Vs Patriots ATS Pick

I’m just going to get right to the point by saying I wouldn’t bet on Atlanta in this Super Bowl rematch with my worst enemy’s money after the way they rolled over against Miami last weekend. Sure, New England’s defense has been most;y awful this season and they were ‘gifted’ a win against the Jets last weekend, but I’m still going to advise you to back New England to get the outright home win and ATS cover against an Atlanta team that is seriously lacking in the heart department.

The Falcons are an uninspiring 2-4 ATS in their last six games while New England has compiled a bankroll-boosting 18-7 ATS mark in their last 25 games. Expect a high-scoring win by the Patriots in this one people!

Pick: New England 31 Atlanta 27

Bengals Vs Steelers Spread & Expert ATS Pick

Bengals Vs Steelers Spread & Expert ATS Pick

Can Big Ben Steelers Get Home Win and Cover Spread in Week 8 Divisional Matchup Against Cincinnati?

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers picked up a huge victory by handing Kansas City their first loss of the season a week ago. Now, the big question surrounding the AFC North Super Bowl hopefuls is whether or not they can stop their ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ act as they head into their Week 8 matchup against AFC North division rival Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Bengals Vs Pittsburgh Steelers Spread & Expert ATS Pick

Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2)
When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Spread: Pittsburgh -5.5
Total: 40.5

Why Bet the Cincinnati Bengals Spread at +5.5

The Bengals have won two straight and are well-rested following their bye last weekend. Cincinnati got past a tough Buffalo team 20-16 in Week 5 to cover the spread as a 3-point home favorite as veteran quarterback Andy Dalton passed for 328 yards and one touchdown and the Cincinnati defense limited Buffalo to 82 rushing yards and quarterback Tyrod Taylor to just 166 passing yards. Rookie running back Joe Mixon added 51 rushing yards and one score on 15 carries in the win. Defensively, Cincinnati is limiting the opposition to just 16.6 points per game to rank a stellar second overall, though the Bengals are looking to improve an offense that is putting up just 16.8 points per game (30th).

Why Bet the Pittsburgh Steelers Spread at -5.5

The Steelers have alternated wins and losses over their last five games but managed to bounce back from their shocking 30-9 Week 5 loss against Jacksonville to hand Kansas City their first loss of the season last weekend while covering the spread as a 3.5-point road dog. Ben Roethlisberger had a modest day by passing for 252 yards with one touchdown and one interception but running back Le’Veon Bell has a fantastic 179 rushing yards and one score on 32 carries while wide receiver Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 155 yards and one touchdown. The Steelers are averaging just 19.7 points per game (22nd) but are limiting the opposition to just 17.0 points per game to rank fourth overall.

Bengals Vs Steelers Expert ATS Pick

The Steelers pulled off a huge upset to hand the unbeaten Chiefs their first loss of the season last weekend, but I like Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals to cover the chalk in this Week 7 AFC North divisional matchup because of their stout defense. Despite their impressive win this past weekend, something still just doesn’t feel quite right about the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger to me this season. Cincinnati is well-rested and this rivalry has seen two of the last three meetings decided by four points or less.

The Bengals are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and 5-2 ATS in their L/7 games overall while the Steelers have gone 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win. Cincinnati has been a bit of a disappointment this season on offense, but first-round draft pick, speedy wide receiver John Ross will be back this week and I think he’s going to make a big difference for Cincy’s passing attack.

The road team in this AFC North divisional rivalry is 3-1-1 ATS in the last five meetings and again – something just doesn’t feel right about the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger this season despite their big win last weekend.

Pick: Cincinnati +5.5