The Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in a possible playoff elimination game with both teams looking worse for wear.
Let's start with the Football Team, who have placed more than 19 players on the COVID-19 list, including several starting defenders.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are hoping to get Jalen Hurts back from a high ankle sprain that kept him out in Week 13 against the Jets and is still lingering through the team's bye week.
With all those injuries in mind, let's take a look at the updated odds from WynnBET Sportsbook, which has been on the move all week.
Washington vs. Eagles Odds, Spread and Total
- Washington: +9.5 (-110)
- Eagles: -9.5 (-110)
- Washington: +320
- Eagles: -400
Total: 44 (Over -110/Under -110)
Eagles vs. Washington Betting Trends
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
- The UNDER is 7-1 in Washington's last eight games.
- Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against Washington.
- Washington is 1-4 ATS in last five games vs. NFC East opponents.
- Eagles are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games.
Washington vs. Eagles Prediction and Pick
This line has taken off since the opening line of Eagles -5, which our Iain MacMillan backed on Monday, citing that the Football Team's underlying metrics don't show a team in the same class as the Eagles despite the two teams having the same record.
"Despite their hot streak from Week 11-14, Washington still ranks 20th in yards per play and 25th in opponent yards per play. The Football Team has also been brutal on third down, ranking 18th in third down offense and 31st in third down defense.
The Eagles, who are also at 6-7, have much more impressive stats. They're 14th in yards per play and their defense has been among the best in the NFL this season, rankings seventh in opponent yards per play.
I'll back the Eagles to get the win off their BYE week."
However, with the injuries, this gap should only widen. The Football Team is set to be down six starting defensive players and their starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke is also battling an elbow ailment.
Yes, the Hurts ankle injury may force Eagles bettors to pause, but Minshew looked capable against the Jets two weeks ago, leading the team to a 33-18 win on the road. With the shape of WFT right now, you can still back the Eagles to take care of business.
PICK: Eagles -9.5