Washington Football Team vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 15 Pick – December 21

A big showdown will unfold Tuesday evening in a key rivalry matchup in the NFC East as the Eagles host Washington in a battle of two 6-7 teams. And with how tight the playoff jockeying is right now, the winner of this matchup could pay real dividends down the line.

Following their bye week, the Eagles return to the field and will have starter Jalen Hurts under centre. Hurts has been inconsistent in his sophomore season thus far, though taking on a weakened Washington defense should do wonders to enhance his confidence.

Washington meanwhile continues to be ravaged by either COVID, or injuries. Taylor Heinecke will miss out at quarterback for the Football Team, and it’s expected that veteran QB Garrett Gilbert will start in his place. Head coach Ron Riveira has done well to put Washington in a post-season position, though, but he’ll need another inspired showing to keep Tuesday night’s game interesting.

With both teams badly seeking out a victory, it should produce a real post-season atmosphere in Philadelphia. Desperation will be on display. For the most up-to-date trends, and the latest data – keep reading below for our betting analysis on Philly vs. Washington as we look to stay hot into the new year. Enjoy the game, folks!

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team Live Odds & Betting History

*These odds are provided by BetOnline.ag

Spread:

  • Washington Football Team +7 (-110)
  • Philadelphia Eagles -7 (-110)
Moneyline:

  • Washington Football Team (+260)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (-320)
Total Points:

  • Over 41 (-110)
  • Under 41 (-110)
TEAM DATA WASHINGTON EAGLES
Overall Record 6-7-0 6-7-0
ATS Record 5-8-0 7-6-0
Home/Away Record 3-3-0 1-4-0
Points Per Game 20.8 25.8
Points Against Per Game 24.6 22.4
Passing Yards Per Game 213.8 196.2
Rushing Yards Per Game 122.2 159.5

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Football Team Prediction:

With Jalen Hurts coming in under center after an impressive outing from Gardner Minshew, Hurts will feel solid motivation to remind the Eagles and their fans who the future at quarterback is. It does also promise to be a nice matchup for the former Alabama QB, as many of Washington’s ferocious front seven won’t be in the lineup, including Chase Young.

Without that pressure up front, it should allow Hurts to flourish. Both with his arm and legs, expect Hurts to be able to move the chains in multiple ways come Tuesday evening. Washington is no better in the secondary either, where poor coverage has ruined many games for this team. Devonta Smith has had a solid rookie season, and his speed should torch the Football Team downfield.

On the other side of the ball, Washington might likely struggle with Garrett Gilbert getting the late nod to start. And though Terry McLaurin is reportedly healthy and will start for the Football Team at receiver, it remains to be seen how effective Washington will be in getting him the ball. The Eagles’ defense has steadily improved all season long and don’t count on them respecting Gilbert’s arm all that much. Instead, it’s believed they’ll stack the box and work hard to stuff Antonio Gibson out of the backfield. Aside from Gibson, Washington may not have too many options to keep the chains moving.

With the sheer amount of cluster injuries at key positions, it’s wild to consider Washington a viable NFL team right now. Expect a lot of confusion and uncertainty as many replacement players will need to step up and fill the void in what’s very likely going to be akin to a playoff scenario.

Eagles vs. Washington Trends To Know:

  • Football Team are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss.
  • Football Team are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week.
  • Football Team are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC East.
  • Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
  • Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
  • Football Team are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings vs. the Eagles.

 

This is a huge mismatch in terms of personnel, given all of Washington’s injuries and illnesses.  Garrett Gilbert will struggle against an improving Philadelphia secondary, while Jalen Hurts has all the tools to put up a big number against Washington.  The Eagles are the home team and desperately need a win, and should be able to throttle an undermanned Washington team on Tuesday night.

My Pick
Eagles -7
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Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.

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