NFL week 4 betting action continues when the 3-point favorite Philadelphia Eagles visit the nation’s capitol to face the Washington football franchise in an NFC East showdown.
Washington is fresh off another prime time disappointment. A win last week would of left them in a tie for the NFC East lead. Instead they are tied with the Eagles in the division basement.
Which of the two will take advantage of a division tilt and get the upper hand? Should you bet Chip Kelly’s Eagles? Or should you back Washington? Keep reading for answers to those questions and more.
A Closer Look At The Philadelphia Eagles Vs Washington Redskins Week 4 Odds
What: Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) at Washington (1-2)
When: Sunday, October, 4, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Landover, MD
Stadium: FedEx Field
Weather: Hurricane Joaquin warning!
Spread: Eagles -3
Moneyline: Philadelphia -170 vs Washington +150
Game Total: 47.5
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Philadelphia vs Washington
Washington got smacked around in its 32-21 Week 3 loss to the division rivals Giants while never coming close to covering the spread as a 3-point road dog. Washington scored 15 fourth quarter points to make the final score look closer than the game really was.
Mediocre quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 49 pass attempts for 316 yards with one touchdown, but the former backup-tuned starter also tossed two horrific interceptions that cost his team in a big way.
Running backs Matt Jones (38 yards) and Alfred Morris (19 yards) were shut down in the loss and Washington lost the turnover battle in a big way at -3.
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The Eagles got their first win of the season by beating the Jets 24-17 to cash in as a 3-point road dog, but they certainly didn’t look very competent, even in victory.
Veteran running back Darren Sproles was the catalyst for Philly in this one as he ran back a punt return 89 yards for a second quarter touchdown as the Birds scored three times in the quarter.
Quarterback Sam Bradford struggled for the third straight game in completing 14 of 28 passes for 118 yards with one touchdown. The Jets kept the Eagles off the scoreboard for the entire second half
Betting Stats Related To This Matchup:
An insane 73 percent of the betting public likes Philly to cover the spread and that is undoubtedly the right call, although I will say that is hard for me to imagine anyone wagering on either of these inconsistent teams at the moment.
I mean, really, Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games and Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games. Both teams in this affair are also giving up more points per game than they are averaging, but I guess that’s to be expected when you have a losing record.
Only 58 percent of the betting public likes the Over and I’m surprised that figure isn’t a lot higher, seeing as how Washington or Philadelphia generally can’t stop running water defensively.
Road team is 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 meetings. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.