NFL football betting handicappers will have the intangible of former Philly quarterback Donovan McNabb coming home for his first pro football betting matchup as Washington QB.
Sports-Gambling opened with the Philadelphia Eagles as a 6 point home favorite over the Washington Redskins and with an over/under of 43. Kickoff is at 4:20 PM Eastern with a FOX telecast.
The Washington Redskins have a NFL sports betting record of 1-2 both straight up and against the spread and have lost 2 consecutive games. Washington laid a stink bomb at St. Louis last week in a 30-16 loss as 4.5-point favorites. McNabb has a respectable quarterback rating of 89.2 but just 2 touchdown passes.
He will be going up against the coach, (Andy Reid), who felt it was time for him to go as Reid wanted to remake the Eagles roster with a younger mix. Washington ranks dead last in the NFL for total defense which is ominous as they prepare to face an Eagles attack that has found a new stride.
Michael Vick, who was the third string quarterback behind McNabb and Kevin Kolb last year, has emerged as the permanent starter due to his outstanding play when Kolb went down to a concussion on opening day. Vick has a 110.2 QB rating and is second on the team in rushing.
The Eagles have a NFL football gambling record of 2-1 straight up and 1-2 against the spread. Philadelphia ranks 9th in total offense and 11th in defense.
Washington has gotten the money in just 4 out of their last 16 games when coming off a failure against the spread. The Redskins have gone over the total in 8 out of their last 10 games when coming off a failure to pay out.
Philadelphia has covered just 1 out of their last 5 home games and has gone over the total in 7 out of their last 10 games following a payout. Washington has gotten the cash in 4 out of their last 5 NFL Football betting matchups at Philadelphia and the chalk has covered just 1 out of the last 7 meetings in this series.