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Bettors Hammering Eagles to Cover Spread vs Redskins; 88% of ATS Money is on Philly

Chris Amberley

by Chris Amberley in NFL Football

Sep 7, 2019 · 7:18 PM PDT

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Carson Wentz leads the Eagles against the Redskins in Week 1. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC License].
  • The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles square off Sunday in Philly
  • The Eagles are listed as 10-point favorites and 88% of the ATS money is on Philadelphia
  • What’s the best ATS bet for WAS-PHI?

The Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles clash in Week 1 (Sunday, September 8 at 1 pm ET) and money is pouring in on the Eagles. The 2017 Super Bowl champions are now double digit favorites over their NFC rival in a game that makes up the biggest spread of the week.

Breakdown of Money Percentages for Redskins vs Eagles

Team Spread ATS Money% at Bookmaer.eu
Redskins +10 (-110) 12%
Eagles -10 (-110) 88%

*All odds taken September 7

The Eagles are not only Sunday’s biggest favorites, but they’re also the most lopsided bet team against the spread in Week 1.

88% of the ATS money bet on this rivalry game is on Philadelphia, while the team seeing the second highest percentage of ATS money is the Browns at 75% versus the Titans.

Philadelphia opened as 8.5-point favorites back in April, but that number has increased as the talent gap between the two teams has widened. The Eagles are now favored by 10-points and have gone from -400 to -510 on the moneyline.

You can see the odds movement experienced at each sportsbook in our Redskins vs Eagles odds and stats.

Philly’s Pass Rush is Going to Eat

This game features one of the biggest defensive versus offensive line mismatches of the week. The Eagles have one of the most talented group of pass rushers in the league, while the Redskins offensive line (especially the left side) is in shambles.

Seven-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams is holding out, and in his place will be Ereck Flowers, Pro Football Focus’ 187th graded lineman from a season ago. Joining him on the left side is Donald Penn, PFF’s 276th graded lineman in 2018, which doesn’t bode well for new starter Case Keenum.

Keenum’s passer rating dropped to 52.5 under pressure last season and he’ll be in for a long day versus a defensive front of Fletcher Cox, Derek Barnett, Malik Jackson and Brandon Graham. To matters worse for Washington, Jordan Reed is out with a concussion, leaving Paul Richardson, rookie Terry McLaurin, Trey Quinn and Vernon Davis as Keenum’s primary targets.

The Eagles Rout the Redskins

The Eagles meanwhile, are fully healthy and have a plethora of dangerous offensive weapons for Carson Wentz to choose from. They haven’t lost to Washington since 2016 and Wentz is 3-0 in his career in Week 1.

They’re more talented on both sides of the ball and should rout a Redskins team that projects as one of the least efficient offenses in the NFL.

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