Redskins vs. Eagles 2013, Week 11: Betting odds, trends & pick

Patrick Smith

The Eagles are 4-point favorites at home over the Redskins. Too bad they're 0-6 straight-up in their last six games as home favorites.

The Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in what will be -- get this -- a pivotal late season game in the NFC East. The Redskins are 3-6 and looking to crawl their way back into the playoff picture. The Eagles are 5-5 and hoping to take sole possession of first place in the division with a win.

The Eagles are favored from four to 5.5 points at home depending on the sports book, according to Odds Shark. Oddly, the setting bodes well for the Redskins. Not only are the Eagles 0-6 against the spread in their last six games as home favorites, but they're 0-6 straight-up as well. The Redskins aren't in much of a position to challenge at 1-4 against the spread on the road this season, but don't expect the home crowd to play much of a factor, either.

Keepers Week 11

Matt Ufford offers you fantasy advice on Riley Cooper, Colin Kaepernick, Bills running backs and more.

On the year, the Eagles and Redskins are 5-5 and 3-6 against the spread, respectively, so there isn't much of a prevailing trend to latch on to for bettors.

Both teams have fared much better against the total, however. This season, the Eagles and Redskins have combined to go OVER in 12 of 19 games played. That's somewhat unsurprising given both teams' offense-heavy, defense-light tendencies this season. Washington and Philadelphia rank ninth and 11th in the league in points per game, respectively, and 31st and 20th in points allowed per game.

The total for Sunday's game is currently sits at 53 points. If both teams hit their weekly average, the game will go under by roughly two points. If the game is anything like the first meeting between the teams this season, then the over is a safe bet. In Week 1, the Eagles beat the Redskins 33-27 at FedEx Field. LeSean McCoy ran wild during the game, picking up 184 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries.

Both offenses are arguably clicking better than they did during the first matchup. The Eagles have finally settled on a starting quarterback with Nick Foles, who has thrown 10 touchdown passes over his last two games. Meanwhile, Robert Griffin III finally appears comfortable behind center for the Redskins. He is coming off arguably his best performance of the season. Against the Minnesota Vikings, Griffin threw for 281 yards and had three touchdown passes to zero interceptions. He also pitched in 44 yards rushing.

The Eagles' matchup against Griffin may be the most important of the game. The Eagles' defense has looked much improved in recent weeks, holding opponents to 20 points or less in each of their last five games after giving up at least 21 in the first five. If Griffin stays hot, however, a shootout could ensue.

Pick: Eagles | Computer Prediction: 25-19 Eagles (follow Odds Shark on Twitter for line updates and injury news)

More from SB Nation NFL

Breaking Madden: Pat McAfee, Destroyer of Worlds | More

Ra'Shede's Road: From foster child to NFL prospect

Fumblr: Let's give Clay Matthews hammers for hands

Welcome to the saddest club, Colin Kaepernick

NFL power rankings: Stage set for Broncos vs. Chiefs

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.