The Washington Football Team can win the NFC East and make the playoffs for the first time since the 2015 season when it takes on the rival Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. Washington (6-9) leads the division by virtue of having swept the season series against the Cowboys (6-9) and would host a first-round playoff game with a win over the Eagles (4-10-1). However, a loss would eliminate Washington from the NFL playoff bracket and give the NFC East title to the winner of Sunday’s game between the Cowboys and Giants.
Kickoff between Washington and Philadelphia is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Washington is a four-point favorite in the latest Washington vs. Eagles odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under is 44. Before making any Eagles vs. Washington Football Team picks, you need to see what SportsLine’s resident Washington expert, Mike Tierney, has to say.
A national sportswriter whose work appears in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. He prefers to evaluate each game from the underdog’s point of view and has used that philosophy to dominate the NFL, going 66-44 against the spread in 2019 and 63-46 in 2018.
Tierney entered the 2020 season with a 282-222 record at SportsLine (2016-19) on all NFL picks, returning $3,704 to $100 players. He also has a sharp eye for the tendencies of Washington, posting a stunning 18-8 record in his last 26 against-the-spread picks involving Washington. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, he has locked in on Washington Football Team vs. Eagles and released another confident against-the-spread pick. Go here to see it. Here are the NFL odds and trends for Eagles vs. Washington Football Team:
- Washington vs. Eagles spread: Washington -4
- Washington vs. Eagles over-under: 44
- Washington vs. Eagles money line: Washington -210, Philadelphia +180
- WAS: Defense ranks third in yards allowed per play (4.96)
- PHI: Eagles are tied for fourth in sacks (46)
Why the Washington Football Team can cover
The Washington Football Team has one of the best defenses in the NFL. Washington ranks third in the league in yards allowed per play (4.96), fifth points allowed per game (21.0), sixth in sacks (44) and seventh in interceptions (14). Over the last six games, the defense has allowed just 16.2 points per game, which ranks second, behind only Seattle.
In addition, running back Antonio Gibson has proven to be a viable threat. The rookie from Memphis leads the team with 720 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. After missing two games while nursing a turf toe injury, he returned last week to run for 61 yards on 10 carries against Carolina. He’ll likely suit up on Sunday Night Football in a must-win game.
Why the Eagles can cover
The Eagles’ offense has been much more productive with Jalen Hurts under center. Since the rookie quarterback took over three games ago, Philadelphia is averaging 437.3 yards per game. The Eagles averaged 318.8 yards with Carson Wentz as the starter.
In addition, Philadelphia is 4-3 against the spread at home this season and has covered all three times as a home underdog. The over has hit in three straight Eagles games as the team has scored at least 24 points two of the last three weeks.
How to make Eagles vs. Washington Football Team picks
Tierney is leaning over on the total, and he’s also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s sharing it only at SportsLine.
Who wins Eagles vs. Washington Football Team on Sunday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Washington Football Team vs. Eagles spread you should jump on, all from the NFL expert who’s 18-8 on picks involving Washington, and find out.