Last Updated Sep 25, 2022, 1:02 PM
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Week 3 of the NFL season will resume on Sunday afternoon with a highly anticipated NFC East clash between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Commanders. Coverage begins from FedEx Field at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES vs. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS BETTING PREDICTION
The Eagles nearly coughed up a 17-point fourth-quarter lead in their season-opener against Detroit, which in turn, left some doubt in the eyes of the oddsmakers heading into Week 2, as Philly entered its Monday night matchup against Minnesota as slim 2.5-point home favorites. However, the Vikings never stood a chance against this Eagles squad, as Jalen Hurts and co. went to halftime with a commanding 24-7 lead, and then proceeded to milk the clock with relative ease the rest of the way.
Washington, on the other hand, has been on quite the rollercoaster in Carson Wentz’ first two contests under center, as the Commanders posted a thrilling 28-22 home victory over Jacksonville in Week 1, and dropped a back-and-forth road battle 36-27 in Detroit in Week 2. However, Wentz certainly isn’t to blame for the Commanders’ shortcomings thus far, considering the former Eagle has completed 66% of his passes for 325 YPG and a 7-3 TD-INT ratio through the first two weeks of the season, currently averaging 27.5 PPG as an offensive unit.
I’ll take the over here, as the Commanders scored 27+ points on 390+ total yards in back-to-back matchups to open the season, while defensively, surrendering 29 PPG on 404 YPG in those same matchups, setting the stage for a high-scoring battle against an Eagles squad that’s racked up 31 PPG on 471 YPG through the first two weeks of the year.
Score Prediction: Eagles 30, Commanders 23
Best Bet: Over 47.5 (-110)
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES vs. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS BETTING ODDS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES vs. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS BETTING RESOURCES
Date: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
Matchup: NFC East
Venue: FedEx Field
Location: Landover, Maryland
Time-TV: FOX, 1:00 p.m. ET
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES BETTING ANALYSIS
The Eagles’ defense was relatively pedestrian in DC Jonathan Gannon’s first campaign with the team, as Philly’s defense ranked 19th in scoring 10th in total yardage last season (23.1 PPG, 330 YPG), which was enough to keep their 12th ranked scoring offense afloat in most contests (25.5 PPG), but not enough compete with top tier NFC squads like Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.
Philadelphia’s offense has been phenomenal since the midway point of last year, as the Eagles scored 26+ PTS in eight of their last ten regular-season contests (28.5 PPG), and the addition of Pro-Bowl WR A.J. Brown has only amplified the development of the Birds’ young offense. However, there’s still several question marks surrounding their defense, which should ultimately determine what level Philly can contend at throughout the year, but for now, just sit back and enjoy the show.
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS BETTING ANALYSIS
Wentz was far from perfect in his Commanders’ debut, as the former Eagle threw a pair of ugly interceptions against Jacksonville in Week 1, marking just the third time he’s been picked off multiple times in a contest since his departure from Philly. However, his debut was still very encouraging, as Wentz completed 66% of his passes for 313 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 28-22 victory over the Jaguars.
Washington then lost to Detroit in Week 2, which is quite worrisome at face-value, however, it was another solid performance for the Wentz Wagon, as the Commanders tallied 27 points on 396 total yards and turned the ball over just once in a 36-27 loss to the Lions, but their defense simply couldn’t stand tall against Jared Goff and co.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES vs. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS BETTING TRENDS
- The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
- The total has gone OVER in four of Washington's last six games.
- Philadelphia are 6-2 SU in their last eight games.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the last six games between Washington and Philadelphia.
- The Eagles are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against Washington.
- The Eagles are 5-2 SU in their last seven road games.
- The total has gone UNDER in five of Washington's last six home games.