Checked in with the apps for a half-dozen sports books in New Jersey on Monday morning. Everybody was at Eagles -6, but other props and odds varied, as usual. SugarHouse had the best Eagles money line at -245, while MGM offered the best Redskins money line at +230.
Money lines are simply which team will win the game regardless of point spread. Bettors on the Eagles at SugarHouse, for example, must wager $245 to win $100 (or $24.50 to win $10). Bettors on the Redskins at MGM would receive $230 for every $100 wagered (or $23 for every $10).
Here’s a quick look with a sample of some random props available.
*Will Colt McCoy throw an interception? Yes -160; No +130. Notable: McCoy threw three picks against Dallas on Thanksgiving, his first start after Alex Smith went down. The Eagles have only five interceptions, however, 29th in the league entering Week 13.
*Will Golden Tate score a touchdown? Yes +240; No: -300. Notable: Tate has just 11 catches in three games with the Eagles and hasn’t scored since Week 4.
*Jordan Reed is 11-1 to score the first touchdown. Notable: Reed also is 11-1 to score the game’s last TD. He has reached the end zone only twice this year, but was targeted eight times and had a season-high 75 yards in McCoy’s first start at quarterback.
*Washington is +220 to lead after the first quarter. Notable: The Eagles have been notoriously slow starters this season. This wager loses if the teams are tied at the end of the first quarter.
*The over/under for the Eagles point total is 25. Notable: The Eagles have reached 25 twice this season, both times against the Giants. Washington has allowed 25 three times this season (New Orleans, Atlanta and Dallas),
*Have a parlay of Nelson Agholor with 50+ receiving yards AND the Eagles win. Notable: This pays out +205, but both have to hit.
*Reed is 8-1 to score the first touchdown here. Notable: Zach Ertz is 4-1, Alshon Jeffery 6-1 and Josh Adams 8-1.
*MGM’s Eagles' money line (-270) was the most expensive of the sportsbooks we sampled.
*Its point spread odds are -107, cheaper than most, which are -110. Notable: A winning $25 bet at -107 pays $23.36. A winning bet at -110 pays $22.73. That seemingly menial 63-cent difference is important for large bettors.
*The over/under for Carson Wentz’s passing yards is 255.5. Over is -125; under is -106. Notable: Wentz had 268 against the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field last season and 307 in D.C. in the 2017 season opener. He had 278 at the Giants and 360 versus Dallas in his two prime-time starts this season.
*The Eagles are minus 0.5 points for the first quarter at odds of -110,
*Wentz’s passing yardage is 276.5 with odds of -110. Notable: There’s a 21-yard difference at the SugarHouse. Those playing under should consider here.
Vegas Vic’s pick
Philly.com handicapper Vegas Vic makes his selection:
Got a bunch of nasty looks last week when we said it wasn’t gonna be easy against the Giants. Went with the Eagles in a squeeze, 27-24. Nailed the three-point margin, but was a little bit off on the final score (25-22). Kinda feeling the same way this week.
Another "W" for the Green Machine, but again, it ain’t gonna be easy. Philly has covered only two of the last 10, and if you look back at last season, the last five games specifically, the Eagles covered just one of those. Both teams are suffering through massive injury problems. The Eagles in the secondary and at LB, while Washington has lost its starting QB, Alex Smith, and half the offensive line.
The Birds have not won a game at home this season by more than six points, so let’s make the final read, green guys 29-24, but $55 to win $50 on the dog.