Philadelphia at Washington in Early Season Battle
An early season NFL Week 6 showdown in the NFC East is on this Sunday. The matchup pits the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles on the road against the 3-2 Washington Redskins. The game is 1 p.m. (ET) start and will be played at FedEx Field. FOX will carry the game nationally. BetAnySports opened the Eagles as slight two-point road favorites with the total line set at 44.5. The line has now moved in this NFL Week 6 matchup to the Eeagles as 3-point favorites and the total at 45.
Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak, both straight-up and against the spread, to start the season came to an end with a 24-23 loss to Detroit this past Sunday. The Eagles were a 3.5-point road favorite. It was a game that the Eagles should have won, but a pair of late-game turnovers proved to be costly. Rookie Carson Wentz threw his first career interception with less than two minutes to play. While running back Ryan Matthews’ earlier fumble set up the Lions’ winning field goal.
The total went OVER BetAnySports’ closing 46-point line against Detroit. The total stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in earlier wins against Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh. The Eagles’ offense is still ranked third in the NFL in scoring with an average of 28.8 points a game. Sunday was the first time that their defense allowed more than 14 points this year. Philadelphia will stay on the road this week with a 4-2 record (SU and ATS) in its last six road games.
Redskins Back on Track
The Redskins stumbled out of the gate with losses to Pittsburgh and Dallas both SU and ATS. Last Sunday’s 16-10 grinder over Baltimore as 3.5-point road underdogs they seem to have gotten back on track. This gives three victories in a row both SU and ATS. The total stayed well UNDER BetAnySports’ 44-point line. The Skins’ total had gone OVER in their first four games.
Washington is averaging 23 points a game this season. Their defense is ranked 19th in the NFL in points allowed (24.4). This unit is ranked 27th in total yards allowed (392.0), but it really stepped up its game in its last outing by holding the Ravens to just 306 yards of total offense. Another big plus in the Redskins last three games has been the improved play of quarterback Kirk Cousins. After throwing just one touchdown and three interceptions in his first two games, he has turned things around with six scoring strikes against two picks in his last three starts.
BetAnySports’ NFL Week 6 Prediction
The Eagles have a SU 11-5 edge in their last 16 road games against their bitter division rivals and while I am not convinced they can add another win to that list this Sunday, I do see both teams scoring enough points to take this game OVER BetAnySports’ 45-point total line.