Philadelphia Eagles (6-1) vs. Washington Commanders (3-4)
The highly anticipated Week 8 clash between the soaring Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Commanders is set to take place at FedEx Field. The Eagles, with an impressive 6-1 record, have set the bar high this season, while the Commanders at 3-4 are seeking redemption and an opportunity to steer their season back on track. This is one of those matches that the entire NFL community has been eagerly awaiting. And if you’re looking to make some bets, stay tuned for our expert NFL picks.
Philadelphia’s offensive firepower this season has been nothing short of explosive. D’Andre Swift, in the running back position, has been a standout, with a total of 514 rushing yards over 7 games, averaging an impressive 5.1 yards per rush. Swift’s dynamic runs coupled with his 2 touchdowns showcase his capability to break through defensive lines. In the air, A.J. Brown has emerged as the primary target for the Eagles, collecting 809 receiving yards over 52 receptions. His ability to achieve an average of 15.6 yards per reception and amass 14 plays over 20 yards highlights the depth of threat he poses to defensive backs.
On the flip side, Washington’s offensive strategy is spearheaded by the young Brian Robinson Jr. who has accumulated 325 rushing yards from 85 attempts, translating to an average of 3.8 yards per rush. Although not as explosive as the Eagles’ Swift, Robinson’s resilience and 4 touchdowns indicate his potential in red-zone situations. In the passing game, Terry McLaurin is the standout receiver for the Commanders. With 432 receiving yards and an average of 11.7 yards per reception, McLaurin remains a reliable target for the Commanders, particularly in critical third-down scenarios.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders Game Info
|Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
|NFL Game Pass
Jalen Hurts QB vs. Sam Howell QB
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, having played all seven games, boasts a commendable passer rating of 87.8. With a 67.2% completion rate from 244 attempts, he has accumulated 1821 passing yards. Although his 8 interceptions might raise some eyebrows, Hurts’ 9 touchdown passes and 260.1 average passing yards per game underline his importance in the Eagles’ offense.
For the Washington Commanders, rookie Sam Howell has shown glimpses of brilliance interspersed with areas of improvement. With 1749 passing yards from a 65.2% completion rate, Howell has managed 9 touchdowns but has also been sacked a whopping 40 times, resulting in 267 yards lost. His passer rating of 85.2 signifies his potential but also highlights the need for better protection from his offensive line.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Eagles -290, Total Odds: 43
The current betting odds favor the Philadelphia Eagles significantly, underscoring their dominant performance this season. With a spread of -6.5 for the Eagles, bettors might be tempted to lean towards Philadelphia given their recent form. However, considering the unpredictability of divisional matchups, it’s always wise to approach with caution.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Eagles’ recent form has been stellar. With their only loss being an outlier, they’ve gone 6-1 straight up in their last 7 games. Their dominance against Washington is evident as they’ve clinched 4 out of their last 5 encounters. Philadelphia’s knack for coming out on top in away games against the Commanders, with a 5-1 record in their last six road games, makes them a strong contender. The totals have generally been on the lower side in the Eagles’ games, with 4 of their last 5 games going UNDER.
Washington Commanders Betting Trends
The Commanders have had a mixed bag of results lately, going 1-4 in their last 5 games. Historically, they’ve struggled against the Eagles, especially at home with a 1-5 record. Their 4-8 against-the-spread record in the previous 12 games might deter some bettors. However, totals have been inconsistent, with 6 of their last 9 games going UNDER, but interestingly, 6 of their last 9 games against Philadelphia have gone OVER.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders 10/29/23 Betting Picks
Given the Eagles’ impressive form and their historical dominance over the Commanders, it’s hard not to favor them in this matchup. Their well-rounded offense, coupled with the Commanders’ recent struggles, makes Philadelphia the likely victors. However, for those frequenting the best sportsbooks, considering the OVER might be worthwhile given the Commanders’ past record against Philadelphia.
Free Pick and Prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 28, Washington Commanders 20