The 5-6 Eagles visit the 2-9 Dolphins this week in a game that might only interest sports gamblers. If Ryan Fitzpatrick were not giving 110% on every single play, the line for this game would likely be in the 14-17 point range in favor of Philly. At the moment, FanDuel has the Eagles listed as 9.5 point favorites. This spread has the potential to shift in either direction depending on the health status of the Eagles offensive skill players.
Spread Eagles -9.5
The Eagles looked terrible in their last two outings. The birds put up less than 10 points in each of these games, albeit against two of the league’s best squads in the Seahawks and Patriots. The Dolphins allowed 12 points to the Colts three weeks ago only to surrender 37 points to the Bills and a whopping 41 against the Browns. However, this is a home game against a deflated Eagles team rife with injuries.
Pick: Dolphins +9.5
Though Philly has its fair share of injuries, it is highly unlikely the birds lose this game to the Dolphins. It is worth noting quarterback Carson Wentz looked bruised and battered last week. Wentz is less than 100% yet he should still be able to do enough to beat the lowly Dolphins.
Pick: Eagles moneyline -430
Eagles running back Jordan Howard has not yet been cleared for contact so Miles Sanders might start this game. Though Nelson Agholor has returned to practice, his tendency to drop critically important passes has the potential to haunt Philly once again. Brandon Brooks cannot be depended on due to his up-and-down mental health. Look for Philly’s offense to sputter yet again.
Pick: Under 44.5
Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely to keep this game within a score or two. The Eagles should win, albeit by a small margin as their offensive weapons are on the mend. FanDuel’s Eagles magin of victory of 1-13 looks awfully tempting.
Pick: Eagles win by 1-13 points +145