After months of waiting, football season is finally here, and your favorite boys in green return to the gridiron against NFC East rival, Washington Redskins.
As the whopping 10-point favorite, the Philadelphia Eagles are foaming at the mouth in preparation for this week 1 matchup.
Questions for the Eagles
It’s obvious that the Redskins are a much worse team than the Eagles, but just how strong will the Eagles look after not playing their starters this preseason? Will they come out rusty? Will Wentz be in MVP form right out of the gate?
As much as the rest helped keep most of the starters healthy, they still need to develop timing on both sides of the ball, and there’s nothing like the speed of a live game. Wentz hasn’t played in a real NFL game in a long time, so it may take a quarter to shake off all that ring rust.
This could be a much sloppier game than most Philly fans want to see, and that could benefit the lesser team.
Betting odds for Eagles vs. Redskins
That being said, with one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, the Birds are still the better team and they should get the win on Sunday.
Here is a look at some of what you can bet on:
- The Eagles are generally -10 favorite on the point spread at most sportsbooks, like DraftKings and FanDuel.
- The total points consensus is 44.5
- Tight end Zack Ertz to score a touchdown is a favorite at most sportsbooks, including -125 at Fox Bet.
- A moneyline bet on the Eagles to win nears -500 at most books.