If you quickly thought "W" when you saw the Eagles were hosting Washington at the Linc to open up the 2019 regular season, you're not the only one.
The Eagles opened up as eight-point favorites on FanDuel. That's pretty consistent with other sports books too. I've also seen them at 8 1/2.
That eight-point spread is the biggest of Week 1 in the NFL, but that shouldn't be too surprising. Maybe if Washington trades for Josh Rosen, that changes. Maybe if they draft a quarterback in the first round, that changes. But for now? That seems about right.
Washington fell apart last year, but the Eagles beat them 28-13 in Week 13 and 24-0 in Week 17. In the last two seasons, the Eagles are 4-0 against the Skins and have beaten them by an average of 15 1/2 points per game. If that continues, they'll cover easily.
Elsewhere in NFL Week 1, the Seahawks are 7 1/2-point favorites over the Bengals, the Cowboys are 7 1/2-point favorites over the Giants and the Saints are 7 1/2-point favorites over the Texans. Those three favorites are also at home.
Taking a quick look at FanDuel's futures odds, the Eagles are tied for the seventh-longest odds to win the Super Bowl at +1,600. That means if you bet $100, you'd win $1,600.
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