Week 17 Sunday Night Football Picks: Washington Football Team vs. Philadelphia Eagles Prop Bets
Jalen Hurts Over 196.5 Passing Yards @ +100
I know this Washington defense is really good. I expect them to give the Eagles OL a tough time and get after Hurts. But, Jalen Hurts has put up big numbers since becoming the starter and I think this total being under 200 is just too low.
Last week, even in a lopsided loss, Hurts put up 342 yards passing. The week before, in another loss, he threw for 338 yards. Hurts has had his ups and downs as a passer, but he’s thrown for big yardage either way. Washington gives up an average of 198 yards per game through the air, and Hurts is playing better than your average NFL QB right now. With no Miles Sanders, expect to see the Eagles throw the ball around a lot.
Boston Scott over 14.5 Receiving Yards @ -110
I love basically every Boston Scott prop tonight, because I expect him to be a major part of the offense without Miles Sanders. The Eagles like to work the ball to their running backs in the pass game and Scott could easily eclipse 14 yards on just one catch.
The Eagles use Scott in a lot of the same ways that they used Darren Sproles in the past. I expect designed plays in the pass game for the shifty back, especially when the Eagles need to counter some of the pressure the Washington defense has become known for.
Terry McLaurin Longest Reception Over 20.5 Yards @ -112
The Eagles’ secondary is bad and Terry McLaurin is very good. I don’t really see how the Birds are expected to stop him from taking the top off the defense, and I’m willing to bet he hits this prop in the first half.
I get that Alex Smith doesn’t work the ball downfield with any great regularity, but I have good news for Washington. Not only are the Eagles bad at defending against the pass, they can’t tackle either. McLaurin should have a field day on Sunday night, with Washington's season on the line, and a 21-yard reception is easily achievable.
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