While there are still a lot of playoff spots open right now, we are going to probably see a handful of teams officially eliminated this weekend. What that means is that there will still be a few whose playoff hopes remain alive with a win. What’s interesting here is that the teams who have already been eliminated from contention can still have a say who gets in, playing the role of spoiler. That is what we are looking at here, as the Washington Football Team can hurt the playoff hopes of the Eagles with a win in Week 17. Given how WFT have been playing, though, getting a win seems like a longshot. Philly is in as a 3-point favorite, with the point total set at 45. Let’s take a closer look at both teams and how they arrive to this Eagles vs Washington match so you can place your bets against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Philadelphia Eagles at Washington
How to Bet On Eagles vs Washington NFL Odds & TV Info
- When: Sunday, January 2 at 1PM EST
- Where: FedEx Field, Landover
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles
Given the chance, every team would choose to win their division and pick up an automatic playoff berth that would guarantee a home game in the playoffs. Once the season starts, though, it’s all about getting in by any means necessary. For the Philadelphia Eagles, it has been getting hot in the second half of the season that has fueled their push for the postseason. They come into this one on a 3-game winning streak and a run that has seen them win 5 of their last 6 games. That has them at 8-7 on the year, which is good enough for the #7 seed in the NFC. They have not clinched a spot yet and need this one. One of their recent wins was a 27-17 win over Washington, so you would certainly like them here. They are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 road games and the OVER has hit in 4 of their last 5.
Why bet on the Washington Football Team
After heading to the playoffs and giving Tampa Bay all they could handle last season, this year has proven to be a backwards step for Washington. They were out of the running for a postseason spot early and are seeing things crumble in a big way, including having teammates throwing punches at one another on the sidelines. After going on a run that saw them win 4 in a row, WFT hit the skids hard and are now losers of 3 straight, with all those defeats coming against divisional foes. It was that run that essentially killed their season. One of those losses came at the hands of the Eagles and they look to be in trouble here given that they are just 2-9 SU in their last 11 games played in the month of January. They are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games versus teams from the NFC East.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
When you have one team with everything to play for and the other out of playoff contention, the smart move would appear to be taking the team with a shot at the playoffs. That is what I am doing here, as I like the Eagles to win and cover the spread.
NFL Week 17 Betting Pick: Philadelphia Eagles 27 Washington Football Team 13