Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Commanders Prediction, 10/29/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 8
Game: Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Commanders
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Location: FedExField in Landover, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Commanders (+5.5)
The Philadelphia Eagles (6-1) are on their way to FedExField on Sunday where they will compete against the Washington Commanders (3-4). Washington is 5.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 47.
The Philadelphia Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 6-1 this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Eagles stepped onto the field against the Dolphins and took home the win by a score of 31-17. Jalen Hurts went 23/31 with 279 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 109.5 and finished the contest with 1 pick. D'Andre Swift was the leader on the ground for the Eagles with 15 carries for 62 yds (4.1 yds per carry). A.J. Brown averaged 13.7 yards per catch by notching 137 yds on 10 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ended up running the ball 34 different times and totaled 99 yds, which is an average of 2.9 yards per carry. In all, they ran 68 plays which gave them 355 yards. Philadelphia gave up 23 pass completions on 32 attempts for 199 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.9%. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 45 yds on 12 tries, which is an average of 3.8 yards per rush allowed.
The Eagles currently have 2,725 total yards over the course of this season. Philadelphia has recorded 79 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 34 infractions for 276 yds. When it comes to scoring, Philadelphia has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 11 times (8 picks and 3 fumbles). As a team they have an average of 142.7 yards in the run game which ranks them 4th in the NFL. In terms of putting points on the board, the Philadelphia Eagles hold an average of 26.6 points per game.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have surrendered 1,592 yards which has them ranked 23rd in the league. They have given up 227.4 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.0%. During the season, they have allowed 290.3 yards per outing putting them 6th in the league. The opposition is running for an average of 3.6 yards per run and 62.9 rushing yards per contest this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 440 rushing yards through 7 outings. The Eagles sit in 15th in the league in relation to their opponents scoring, giving up 20.1 points per contest.
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The Commanders come into this matchup with a record of 3-4 this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Commanders took a loss by a final score of 14-7 when they faced the Giants. Sam Howell walked away from the game with 249 yards on 22/42 passing while his QB rating was 60.5. He had 1 interception and his avg yards per attempt was 5.9 yds. Terry McLaurin was a featured target for the Commanders, catching 6 footballs for 90 yds (15.0 yds per catch). Chris Rodriguez carried the football 7 times for 31 yards, ending the contest with 4.4 yds per carry for Washington. The Commanders finished the game with 273 yards on 67 plays (4.1 yards per play). Washington ran the ball for 4.0 yds per carry, finishing the game with 76 yards on 19 attempts. Washington surrendered 32 attempts on the ground for 106 yards (3.3 yards per rush). The Commanders secondary allowed a completion percentage of 62.1%, surrendering 250 yards on 18 out of 29 through the air.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Commanders currently rank 20th in the league holding an average of 20.0 points per outing. For the year so far, the Commanders have thrown for a total of 1,482 yards through the air along with holding an average of 211.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 19th out of all NFL teams. They have an average of 86.1 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 603 yards for the year. The Washington Commanders are averaging 297.9 yards per contest which has them sitting 22nd out of all teams in the league. The Washington offense has racked up 317 yds of penalties on 42 infractions, which is 16th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 7 interceptions while letting opponents recover 4 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 80 first downs.
The Commanders are surrendering 27.1 points per game, which has them sitting 29th in the NFL. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 248.4 yards per contest, which has them ranked 28th in the league. Washington has yielded a total of 880 rushing yards (125.7 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns rushing for the season. The Commanders defense has taken part in 460 plays, which ranks 28th in football. Their defense has tallied 10 takeaways (5 fumbles recovered and 5 picks) on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 190 total points.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Commanders NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Commanders +5.5
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