Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles - 1/5/20 NFL Wild Card Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Seattle Seahawks (11-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 4:40 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -1 -- Over/Under: 45
The Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday in the NFC Wild Card game at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Seattle Seahawks enter the playoffs losing three of their last four games. The Seattle Seahawks have won seven of their last eight road games. Russell Wilson is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 4,110 yards, 31 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in 21 of his last 28 games. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf have combined for 1,957 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Jacob Hollister has 41 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 137.5 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 24.9 points and 381.6 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 159 tackles, Rasheem Green has four sacks and Tre Flowers has three interceptions.
The Philadelphia Eagles enter the playoffs on a solid four-game winning streak. The Philadelphia Eagles have won four of their last six home games. Carson Wentz is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 4,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 15 of his last 26 games. Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert have combined for 1,523 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Sanders has 50 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 121.2 yards per contest, and Sanders leads the way with 818 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 22.1 points and 331.7 yards per game. Malcolm Jenkins leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 81 tackles, Brandon Graham has 8.5 sacks and Nathan Gerry has two interceptions.
The Seahawks are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 playoff games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 playoff games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in January and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as a home underdog. The over is 13-6-1 in Seahawks last 20 vs. NFC. The under is 16-5 in Eagles last 21 home games. The Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Philadelphia and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The road team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The favorite is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Seattle Seahawks should probably be the favorites because they're simply the healthier team. The Philadelphia Eagles are banged up on the offensive side of the ball and you hav to go back to their week 8 win over the Buffalo Bills the last time they beat a playoff team. With that said, the Seahawks have looked shaky the last couple of weeks, have no running game and the defense has looked slow to react at times as well. Home field matters in playoff games and we should remember what the Philadelphia Eagles did the last time they were doubted in the postseason. The Eagles have the defense to grind out a victory. I want the home team.