Seahawks vs. Eagles Point Spread: NFL Wild-Card Playoff Predictions, Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 30, 2019

Boston Scott, Eagles, 2019

Former practice squad player Boston Scott ran for three second-half touchdowns last weekend. The Eagles hope he continues to have the magic touch.

Seattle
11-5
AT
January 05, 2020, 4:40 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field
Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -119
Over / Under o +44

78%

Betting Action

22%

Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline -101
Over / Under u +44

78%

Betting Action

22%

The final Wild-Card Game this weekend in the NFL playoffs also features the only home underdog as the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Philadelphia Eagles won a Super Bowl following the 2017 regular season and also won a road playoff game last year before falling in the Divisional Round at New Orleans. Current starting quarterback Carson Wentz has been on the team since 2016 but he was injured in both post-seasons. Sunday against Seattle will be the former No. 2 overall pick’s first playoff start.

On the flip side, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is a playoff veteran and owns one Super Bowl ring – it should be two. The Seahawks are the NFC’s top Wild-Card team but were about six inches from being the NFC West champions and the third seed with a home playoff game this weekend. Alas, tight end Jacob Hollister was tackled about six inches shy of a last-second winning touchdown in a spectacular game Sunday night against the 49ers. The Niners won 26-21 to relegate Seattle to a Wild-Card team. On the bright side, the Seahawks won a franchise-record seven road games this season.

It’s the first-ever post-season meeting between the Eagles and Seahawks. Seattle leads the all-time series 10-7 and has won the past five. They met Week 12 in Philadelphia and the Seahawks won 17-9. Rashaad Penny rushed for 129 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown. However, he has since been lost for the season. Wilson threw for 200 yards and a score. Wentz had a TD pass but two interceptions. Zach Ertz caught 12 passes for 91 yards and a score.

The favourite is 7-3 against the spread in the past 10 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the previous four. Seattle is +2200 to win the Super Bowl and Philadelphia +2500.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle is so decimated by injury at running back that it had to sign both Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin off the street last week. In the loss to San Francisco, Lynch had 12 carries for 34 yards and a score, while rookie sixth-rounder Travis Homer led with 62 yards on the ground. Wilson threw for 233 yards (he needed one more) and two scores.

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks left in the third quarter with a right knee injury. It turned out to be a torn ACL so his season is over. Receiver Jaron Brown sprained his knee and won’t play Sunday. Safety Quandre Diggs missed Week 17 with an ankle injury but is likely to play. Left tackle Duane Brown also sat (knee) and isn’t expected vs. Philadelphia. The Seahawks are 2-5 ATS in their past seven playoff games.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia’s chances at a playoff spot looked all but dead when the team was upset in Miami in Week 13 to fall to 5-7, but the Eagles haven’t lost since. They claimed the NFC East title with a 34-17 victory in Week 17 at the New York Giants. Former practice squad player Boston Scott ran for three second-half touchdowns. Wentz threw for 289 yards and a score and set team records for completions (388) and passing yards (4,039) in a season and became the first Eagle to throw a touchdown pass in every regular-season game.

The Eagles were without seven injured starters on offence and a few others on defence. They included Pro Bowlers in Ertz and right tackle Lane Johnson. Then, good-looking rookie running back Miles Sanders and three-time Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks left in the first half. Brooks will miss the rest of the season. Ertz is very iffy for this game. Johnson and Sanders both could play. The Eagles are 5-12 ATS in their past 17 as home dogs.

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