Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks, Props, Odds, Lines & Predictions
Last week, the Seattle Seahawks (7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS) managed to beat Arizona and bounce back from two consecutive losses and will look to build on that good performance as they travel to Philadelphia to face the struggling Eagles (3-6-1SU, 3-7 ATS) in Week 12 edition of Monday Night Football.
Seattle has dominated this matchup for a while now with the last loss coming way back in 1989. They have also covered the spread in the last six games in Philadelphia and swept the Eagles last season. The Eagles, despite having only three wins so far this season, have plenty to play for and still hope to make the playoffs just by virtue of playing in the abominable NFC East.
Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Line Movement
The Seahawks were favorites by less than a field goal when the opening lines were published, but they attracted a lot of action bumping the spread to -6.5. The total was initially set at 52 but saw a significant drop-off during the week and now stands at 48.5 or 49 depending on a bookie. The last five games between these two teams went UNDER.
Notes On The Seattle Seahawks
Most of the success Seattle had this season came on the home turf, and on Monday they look to pick up the first road ween in almost two months since they beat the Dolphins in Week 4. The main reason for their faltering away from home has been, of course, their leaky defense that now ranks at the bottom of the NFL with 435 total yards and almost 29 points allowed per game. There is only so much that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense can do when the defense wastes no time in tearing down everything good their attack builds. They did improve a bit in the last two games allowing less than 23 points against the Rams and Cardinals, and the rushing defense, especially, is starting to gain some respectability.
Russell Wilson’s amazing form from the start of the season has faded a bit, but he looked sharp last week with 23-for-28 passing for 197 yards and two TDs with no interceptions. The return of Chris Carson should make his job easier as Philly’s defense will have to respect Seattle’s run more. We can expect a reasonably high score against the poor Eagles secondary and the same goes for receivers, particularly Tyler Lockett who should face an easier matchup than D.K. Metcalf.
Notes On The Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles enter the game in a must-win mode with both Washington Football Team and the Giants winning their games this week. They lost last week in Cleveland after another poor display from Carson Wentz and there are already some speculations that he may lose his starting spot. Against the Browns, Wentz threw two interceptions (one of them pick-six) and now has as many interceptions as he has touchdowns. But, he is far from the only reason for Philly’s bad offense. He lacks any sort of protection this season and has already been sacked 40 times, the most in the league. Interestingly, the second on the list is Monday’s opponent, Russell Wilson with 33.
The Eagles will mainly look to throw the ball on Monday night, but with Wentz performing this poorly, there’s hardly any fantasy value in their passing offense. Perhaps the better option is RB Miles Sanders. Despite the rushing defense being the Seahawks’ stronger suit, Sanders has proven that he is capable of big plays against any opponent.
Monday Night Football Betting Pick:Seattle Seahawks -6.5
The long week should have helped the Seahawks res and prepare for this game, and they will be eager to get on the new winning streak. Their road form causes some concern, but Philadelphia this season is hardly a problem when playing at home.