By: Jason Green
Philadelphia Eagles (10-1 SU 9-2 ATS) vs. Seattle Seahawks (7-4 SU 4-6-1 ATS)
The Eagles have the best record in the NFL and they have not only won eight Games in a row, but have Four blowout wins in a row. While Carson Wentz is getting MVP bull after leading Philly and the highest scoring team in the NFL the defense ranks 3rd in points against and they have given up single digits in the last two Games. They are running away with the NFC East and now they have their sights set on the top seed in the playoffs.
At 5 dimes sportsbook the Eagles are the 7-point favorite with a total of 47.5.
The Seahawks are in pretty good position for the playoffs, but they are at home and seven point underdogs? Richard Sherman is out for the season and the Legion of Boom is not the dominating unit it oNCe was, but Seattle has won two of their last three Games. Russell Wilson is quietly putting together a great season and he leads the team in not only passing yards, but rushing yards as well.
These teams met last season in Seattle where the Seahawks beat the Eagles 26-15.
In their last Game the Eagles had yet another blowout crushing the Chicago Bears 31-3. To say Philly dominated the Game may be an understatement, as they had a 24-0 halftime lead and out-GAined the Bears 420 yards to only 140 yards. Wentz passed for 227 yards with 3 TD and 0 INT and Zach Ertz was his main target with 103 receiving yards and a TD. In his last three Games Wentz has nine TD and no picks and he is getting it done with not big passing attempts failing to pass for over 300 yards in six straight Games. LeGArrette Blount rushed for 97 yards in the win over the Bears where the Eagles rushed for 176 yards.
The Seahawks rank 10th in pass D and 9th in run D, but they are not the dominating defense that we are used to seeing in the past few seasons.
The Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 24-13 in their last Game where Wilson carried the load passing for 2 TD and rushing for one as well. Seattle got off to a slow start in the Game and only out-GAined San Fran by 38 yards (318-280), but in the 2nd half they had 17 points and got two easy first downs off penalties. Wilson passed for 228 yards with two TD and one pick and also rushed for 25 yards. Eddie LAcy led the team with 46 rushing yards, but his disappointing season continues and in the Game he only averaged 2.7 yards per carry.
Wilson may want to go to the air in this Game, as the Eagles have the league’s top-ranked run defense, but only rank 16th in pass defense. For him to do that he will need a good Game from his offensive line that has been a big issue in the Great Northwest on the season.
The Eagles are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 Games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road Games, and in their last 17 road Games the Over record is 14-3.
The Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home Games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Games after an ATS win, and in their last 7 Games the Under record is 5-2.
Jason’s Pick: The Seahawks are shorthanded and Wilson has had to do it all, but at home they will show they are still a team to deal with in the NFC. They may not win, but they will cover giving seven points in what will be a close Game.