Exciting Prop Bets For Philadelphia-Washington Week 1 Matchup

Posted on September 11, 2020

The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team will clash in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.

Both teams enter with severely different expectations as the Philadelphia Eagles are aiming for a playoff berth and possibly a deep playoff run. Meanwhile, for Washington, anything close to .500 would be a success.

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While you can bet the basic spread, moneyline, and total for this contest, we’ve combed through all of the different NJ online sports betting apps to find some of the best Eagles prop bets available on the board for this game.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the best Eagles prop bets on the board:

Eagles Win By 1-13 Points

Odds: +140 at FanDuel Sportsbook

The Eagles are a 5.5-point favorite for this contest but you can yourself a little bit better of a payout by stipulating a specific margin of victory. In this case, I like the Eagles to win by anywhere from 1-13 points at +140.

Both of these teams are a bit of a wild card but the Football Team should be even more so. With the Eagles, we have to see what their patched-up offensive line looks like and what the receivers are capable of.

As for Washington, they have a new head coach, a new starting running back, a new-look offensive line, and a second-year quarterback under center.

There are a lot of question marks. At the same time, Washington was worse last year and fought tough in the two meetings with Philadelphia, losing by five and by 10.

The Washington defense should be stout and help keep them in this game but with this prop, you get a big window of opportunity for an Eagles to win and get a slightly better payout at +140 (instead of -110).

Pick: Eagles Win By 1-13 Points at FanDuel

Miles Sanders Touchdown

Odds: -110 at BetMGM Sportsbook

The Eagles know that if they’re to have success on offense in 2020, they’re going to have to be balanced on offense. Crafting a game plan where Carson Wentz just stands behind a remade offensive line and tries to connect with his rebuilt receiving corps probably spells trouble.

They need to get Sanders involved early and often. The Eagles were 3-1 in games where Sanders had 15+ carries last season. They were 6-6 otherwise.

Sanders figures to get plenty of carries in this game and while the Washington front seven might be stout, he should get a number of targets out of the backfield. He’s got a good chance of getting in the end zone.

Pick: Sanders To Score A Touchdown -110 at BetMGM

First Team To Reach 10 Points

Odds: Eagles -200, Washington +132, Draw +4500 at DraftKings Sportsbook

This might look odd when it comes to Eagles prop bets – and the selection might surprise you even more – but there is some value here betting Washington to be the first team to 10 points.

One of the simple reasons for that is when you look back to the two meetings last season, you’ll see Washington actually got to 10 first in one game and nearly in the second too.

The Eagles won the first meeting 32-27 but things were very dicey early on. The Eagles actually trailed 17-0 in the second quarter and didn’t score their first point until there was 4:19 left in the half.

In the second meeting, the Eagles got to 10 points first but Washington was right there as they actually had a 7-3 lead.

Washington should be a little more polished offensively – not a lot but a little more – in their second season under Dwayne Haskins and with a better head coaching staff.

As for their defense, their front seven should be able to dominate an Eagles offensive line that lost Brandon Brooks and Austin Dillard – two quality starters – to season-long injuries.

They’re also at home. It feels like there’s some value here as they might be able to pull this off.

Pick: Washington +132 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Total Combined Touchdowns

Odds: Over 3.5 -315, Under 3.5 +215 at DraftKings Sportsbook

If you’ve been following along through this article, you can get a feel for how I see the game playing out. We’re looking at two teams that have some questions on the offensive side of the ball and two decent defenses.

Washington’s defensive front seven, which added No. 2 overall pick Chase Young in the offseason, should be able to pressure Wentz and control the line of scrimmage.

As for the Eagles, they’re going up against an offense that doesn’t look that daunting.

That being the case, expect more of a defensive struggle in this game. We have a total for touchdowns and at 3.5 and I’m looking at an under as the two teams with two teams mired in a low-scoring affair.

Pick: Under 3.5 +215 at DraftKings Sportsbook

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