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Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles Betting Preview

Monday Night Football features an NFC East battle of worst versus first as the Washington Commanders (4-5) take on the Philadelphia Eagles (8-0). The Eagles will host this one at Lincoln Financial Field, with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 pm ET.

Last week, the Commanders lost at home 20-17 to the Minnesota Vikings. In the loss, Taylor Heinicke threw for 149 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Curtis Samuel led the way with 65 receiving yards and one of the two touchdown receptions.

The Eagles come into this one with a “mini bye” as they played in last week’s Thursday night game. They won that game 29-17 over Houston thanks to 243 yards passing and two touchdowns from Jalen Hurts. Miles Sanders led the ground game with 93 yards and another score.

The Eagles are the heavy favorites in this one. They are -520 to win, while the Commanders’ moneyline sits at +400. The spread features Washington +10.5 (-110), and the over/under for total points is 43.5.

Commanders Look For Road Upset

At 4-5, the Commanders have the best record of any last-place divisional team in the NFC, so they won’t exactly be a pushover for the Eagles. They will be looking to pick up the upset on the road Monday, where they are 2-2 this season.

Leading the team under center is Taylor Heinicke. Having taken over for Carson Wentz, this will be the fourth game Heinicke has played in this season. In the first three, he has thrown for 629 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions.

The best receiver on the team has been Terry McLaurin. In nine games, he has 38 receptions for 609 yards and two touchdowns. Curtis Samuel has also had a strong season with 45 catches for 455 yards and three scores.

Defensively, Washington sits in the middle of the pack. In terms of scoring defense, they rank 16th, allowing opponents an average of 21.3 points per game.

Eagles Look To Stay Perfect At Home

There is no denying that the Eagles have figured things out this season. They are a perfect 8-0 and have been solid both on the road and at home with identical 4-0 records. To this point, they have outscored their opponents 225 to 135.

Looking to pick up another home win will be quarterback Jalen Hurts. He has really figured things out this year and has thrown for 2,042 yards, 12 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. He is also the second-leading rusher with 326 yards and six touchdowns on 88 attempts.

Leading the way in the backfield is Miles Sanders. He has rushed 131 times for 656 yards and six scores.

Through the air, A.J. Brown has been the Eagles’ best receiver. He has 43 receptions for 718 yards and six touchdowns.

Philadelphia can beat you with their defense, too. They rank fourth in the NFL, allowing an average of just 16.9 points per game (14.5 at home).

Take The Eagles To Win, But Can They Cover?

In the NFL, it is hard to spot a team with double-digit points when thinking of the spread. Still, this might be the spot to do it.

Washington is just 2-9 in their last 11 games against the Eagles, and Philadelphia is 4-0 against the spread when playing at home. In fact, they have won by an average of eight points in each of their four home games.

Throw in the fact that the Eagles had a little extra time to prepare for this game, and this one could spell a long night for the Commanders.

Take Philadelphia to both win and to cover the 10.5-point spread (-110).

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