Wild Card weekend wraps up Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Seattle Seahawks as home underdogs. Seattle defeated Philadelphia, 17-9, on the road in Week 12.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
- Seattle Seahawks: -112
- Philadelphia Eagles: -102
- Seattle Seahawks -1.5: +100
- Philadelphia Eagles +1.5: -120
- Over 45.5: -105
- Under 45.5: -115
Key Points to Consider
Seattle’s Current State: Seattle has a better record than Philly, but are on the road after losing their last two regular-season games. Leading the way on offense will be QB Russell Wilson and WR Tyler Lockett. We’re most intrigued with how Lockett will perform after putting up 51 or fewer receiving yards in six of his last seven games. He finished the regular season with 1,057 receiving yards as a whole, but did struggle to end the season.
Defense Must Improve: Seattle finished the regular season No. 27 in the league against the pass and No. 22 against the run. They give up close to 25 points per game. Most important, however, is that Seattle did go 7-1 on the road this season.
Just Win: Carson Wentz is on quite the run for Philly heading into the postseason. He finished the regular season throwing zero INTs in his last four games, finishing the season with a 27-to-7 TD-to-INT ratio. Philly went 4-4 at home this season.
For the Seahawks, Russell Wilson is projected to finish with 302 passing yards on 24 completions, along with 26 rushing yards on 5 carries. He averages 2.4 TDs and 0.8 INTs per sim.
For the Eagles, Carson Wentz is projected to finish with 247 passing yards on 22 completions. He averages 1.1 TDs and 0.5 INTs per sim.
Seahawks to cover.
Four-star (out of four) hot trend pick. Average margin of victory per sim is Seattle +3.1 points. Average/final score n sims is 25-22, in favor of the Seahawks.
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