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Eagles open 2019 NFL season as biggest Week 1 favorites

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That’s some respect.

Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The NFL schedule is here and so are some early betting lines for Week 1 games.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Philadelphia Eagles are favored in their home opener against the Washington Redskins. To be more precise, the Eagles are 8-point favorites, according to BetOnline.AG.

Eight is obviously much more than the standard 3-point spread. It’s actually the most any Week 1 team is favored by. The Dallas Cowboys (-7.5) hosting the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints (-7.5) hosting the Houston Texans are tied for being the second biggets favorites.

The Eagles are 4-0 straight up and against the spread in their last four games against Washington. They’ve won those games by a combined score of 116 to 57, which is an average of 29 to 14.25.

There’s reason to believe the Eagles’ success will continue. Washington has a decently talented roster and their head coach isn’t awful but Case Keenum can be pretty bad. The Eagles know this firsthand from when they blew out Keenum’s Vikings in the 2018 NFC Championship Game.

I envision Carson Wentz coming out strong and making a statement in Week 1. I think the Eagles beat Washington and cover. If I was a betting man, I’d be taking the home team to cover.

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Which bet do you like more?

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  • 84%
    Eagles -8
    (761 votes)
  • 15%
    Washington +8
    (136 votes)
897 votes total Vote Now