The Washington Redskins are hosting the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football tonight. If you’re going to a watch party or the local pub to watch the game, Pro Computer Gambler unearthed a trend that could help you make a friendly wager with your friends.
From Pro Computer Gambler:
Since 2011, the Philadelphia Eagles are just 8-16-0 (33.3%) SU (straight up) and 8-16-0 (-4.92, 33.3%) ATS (against the spread) [avg. line -1.1] against conference opponents.
On Monday, they’ll square off against the Washington Redskins as +3.5 road underdogs with a Vegas line set at 51.5. A lot of compelling story lines here such as Chip Kelly and Michael Vick’s new offense and also RG3 returning from a devastating knee injury. None of those tidbits will ever trump what the raw numbers have to say about a game though and we’ve raked in $$$ with Raw Numbers on the blind for many years.
The Eagles are being given 3.5 points in this match up meaning that the Redskins will need to win by at least 4 to cover the spread. The Eagles have covered the spread a third of the time since 2011 and look like they’d have a tall order against the reigning division champs. They do benefit from being relatively unknown with a new offense, but a healthy Redskins team looks hard to beat.
[UPDATE]: When you couple it with this Mike Shanahan trend, the Redskins look like an even surer pick.