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
Stream: Watch ESPN
NFL Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -4.5
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