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Redskins at Eagles Over/Under Picks – NFL Wk 14

Washington Redskins(8–5) @ Philadelphia Eagles(5–7)

  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • When: December 11, 2016 1:00 pm EST
  • Spread: Redskins -1 (-115) vs. Eagles +1 (-105)
  • Moneyline: Redskins (-109) vs. Eagles (-109)
  • Over / Under: Over 47 (-105) vs. Under 47 (-115)

The entire NFC East keeps things inside the division in Week 14, with the Giants playing the Cowboys at home on Sunday Night Football and the Redskins facing off against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

The Redskins’ hopes to make the playoffs haven’t been entirely stamped out, but their loss against a bad Arizona Cardinals team last week certainly didn’t help their cause at all. If they are going to have any chance of stealing the wild card spot away from the New York Giants, they are going to have to go on a run, and that starts this week against their floundering division rival.

The Eagles, on the other hand, are not looking quite so far ahead. After a hot start, the Eagles have had one of the deepest dives of any team this season, losing 7 of their last 9 games. Now seated in fourth place in the best division in the NFC, their sights are set no farther ahead than the next game.

Let’s take a look at both of these teams individually and see what we can learn about whether this game will go over or under 47 total points.

Washington Redskins building an identity off of exciting young players

Bet on WAS at PHIThe Washington Redskins have been a habitually bad team with a rotating carousel of quarterbacks over the last few years.

However, recently Washington has started to build a good young team, with the emergence of Kirk Cousins as a competent starting quarterback in the National Football League, the surprising performance of Robert “Fat Rob” Kelly, and strong contributions from young center Spencer Long and rookie hybrid safety Su’a Cravens.

Quarterback Cousins has been receiving a lot of attention recently for still not having a long-term contract secured with the ‘skins, and as demonstrated by his colorful postgame activities, he’s well aware that he’s betting on himself and the strength of his play.

After back-to-back losses, the Redskins are looking to right the ship and will be fired up to keep their playoff hopes alive in this matchup against the Eagles, and they have the offensive weapons to run up the score.

Philadelphia Eagles rebuilding, and realizing it will take time

After Chip Kelly blew through the Eagles organization like a hurricane, leaving a wake of bad money caused by strange trades and acquisitions, the Eagles have had to look towards rebuilding.

By all accounts, they have struck gold with the acquisition of rookie quarterback Carson Wentz, who despite having thrown too many interceptions in recent weeks seems to be a very promising young player with a lot of potential for growth.

Of course it was unrealistic to assume that their three-game win streak at the start of the season could be sustained, and Eagles fans must realize that it takes time to rebuild a franchise from the bottom up.

The biggest thing that the Eagles have had to contend with over the last few weeks is the simple fact that they don’t have a strong receiving core. Particularly now, with Dorial Green-Beckham on the injury report and Jordan Matthews questionable to play against the Redskins, Matthews who leads the team in targets, receptions, yards and touchdowns. It’s not likely the Eagles will be able to score many points in this game against a tenacious Redskins’ defense.

Redskins vs. Eagles O/U predictions for week 14

For December football in outdoor stadiums above the Mason-Dixon line, the first thing you check is the weather. The forecast calls for 40s and no precipitation, so both of these teams have got to be happy they are playing when the sun is highest in the sky.

With the weather not being a factor, we’re left to believe that both teams will be able to play their game. Despite the fact that this game opened as a pick’em both moneyline and against the spread, I think it’s pretty clear that the Redskins have the edge in this game. The Eagles have no downfield passing attack whatsoever, and throwing to Josh Norman certainly won’t help that.

To me, picking the under is a pretty simple calculation: I can’t imagine any scenario where the Eagles score more than 14 points in this game, and I can’t imagine any scenario where the Redskins score more than 30. The absolute maximum this game could go, in my mind, is 44 total points, which is lower than the total score posted on the Bovada sportsbook at 47.

I predict this game will end up with a final score of 24–13 in favor of the Redskins. With that being said, I’m staking 1 unit on under 47. Use this link to bet at Bovada and get a $250 cash bonus.

David HeinenThis article was written by David Heinen

David Heinen is a freelance psychology writer by day, inveterate NFL junkie by night. Born and raised on the Green Bay Packers, David is a die-hard Cheesehead, not to mention a cheese enthusiast in his spare time.

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