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NFL Betting Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Commanders

October 29, 2023



A pair of NFC East rivals will square off on Sunday afternoon when the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Landover, Maryland to face the Washington Commanders at FedEx Field with the game airing at 1:00 PM ET on Fox.

The Philadelphia Eagles enter this game with a record of 6-1 following a 31-17 win at home against the Miami Dolphins while covering the 3-point spread as a home favorite in week 7 of the NFL season. Philadelphia scored 31 points while compiling a total of 355 yards offensively which included 279 passing yards and 99 rushing yards while allowing 17 points and 244 total yards defensively which included 216 passing yards and 45 rushing yards. Jalen Hurts led the team in passing, completing 23 of 31 attempts for 279 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while adding 21 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts. D’Andre Swift led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 62 yards while adding three receptions for 13 yards. A.J. Brown led the team in receiving, catching 10 of 15 targets for 137 yards and a touchdown.

Washington enters this game with a record of 3-4 following a 7-14 loss on the road against the New York Giants while failing to cover the 3-point spread as a road favorite in week 7 of the NFL season. The Commanders scored 7 points while compiling a total of 273 yards offensively which included 249 passing yards and 76 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 356 total yards defensively which included 279 passing yards and 106 rushing yards. Sam Howell led the team in passing, completing 22 of 42 attempts for 249 yards and an interception while adding 15 rushing yards on two attempts. Chris Rodriguez Jr. led the team in rushing with seven carries for 31 yards. Terry McLaurin led the team in receiving, catching six of nine targets for 90 yards.

BookMaker has the Philadelphia Eagles listed as 7-point favorites on the road against the Washington Commanders on Sunday afternoon in week 8 of the NFL season. Philadelphia has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings while the Commanders are 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Philadelphia Eagles are 4-2-1 ATS overall, 3-1 ATS on the road, 4-2-1 ATS as a favorite, and 0-1 ATS in division games this season while the Washington Commanders are 3-4 ATS overall, 0-3 ATS at home, 3-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-1 ATS in division games on the year.

This will be the 2nd time these teams have faced each other this season with the Eagles having won the previous meeting, however, the Commanders nearly got the win but did get the cover and have been the better team at covering the spread in the series going 5-4-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings. I look for the Eagles to get the win, however, this has been a tightly contested series which is why I am taking the Washington Commanders with the points when they host the Philadelphia Eagles.

Spooky Express Pick: Washington Commanders +7