Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Picks, Odds, NFC Wild Card Predictions 1/5/2020
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, January 5th, 2020
NFC Wild Card
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -3
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks go to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC Wild Card game. The odds on this game have Philadelphia as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46. The Seahawks are 11-5-0 ATS and 8-7-1 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 8-8-0 when wagering on the over/under and 9-7-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Seattle Seahawks played the San Francisco 49ers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 26-21. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 25/40 with 233 yards passing and threw 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Travis Homer led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 62 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 6.2 yards per tote. DK Metcalf was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 81 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 13.5 yards per catch for the game. The Seattle Seahawks ended up rushing 30 times and earned 125 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. For the contest, the Seahawks racked up 27 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 29 yards. In all, they ran 71 plays which added up to 348 yards. When discussing the defense, Seattle conceded 18 catches on 22 throws for a total of 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 82.0%. On the ground, the Seahawks conceded 128 yards on 24 tries which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 398 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the contest between the Bills and Texans.
Seahawks Fall to 11-5 After Loss
The Seahawks head into this game 11-5 for 2019. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the NFC West and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yards, they rank 6th in the conference and 8th in the NFL with 5,991 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Seahawks have compiled a total of 31 passing TDs and 15 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 25 points per game, putting them 9th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 138 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the conference.
The Seahawks have one of the average defenses in the NFL, allowing 24.9 points per contest which has them at 9th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Seahawks have allowed 4,223 yards. Teams are completing 64.0% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. They have allowed 19 passing TDs and 22 rushing TDs. When talking about yards rushing, Seattle is giving up 117.7 yards per contest ranking them 3rd among NFC West teams and 22nd in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per carry putting them 15th among NFC teams and 29th among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have allowed 2,200 rushing yards through 16 games.
In their last contest, the Philadelphia Eagles played the New York Giants and won 34-17. Boston Scott led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards and he ran for 3 touchdowns during the game. He ran for a total of 54 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he averaged 2.8 yards per run. Boston Scott led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 84 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 21.0 yards per reception during the game. Running the show from under center for the Eagles was Carson Wentz who went 23/40 with 289 yards passing and added 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. The Philadelphia Eagles ended up running the ball 31 times and earned a total of 121 yards which earned them an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 72 plays which gave them a total of 400 yards. Overall, the Eagles earned 25 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 55 yards. When discussing the defense, Philadelphia allowed 28 completions on 47 tries totaling 275 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 397 yards and forced 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Eagles allowed 122 yards on 21 carries which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per attempt allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Titans vs Patriots game.
Eagles Go to 9-7 After Win
The Eagles head into this matchup 9-7. In discussing the offensive production, the Eagles have an offense that could be called mediocre in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Eagles sit in 2nd among NFC East teams and 12th out of all the teams in the league averaging 24.1 points per game. Philadelphia needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 121 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 11th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,939 yards rushing through 16 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Eagles average 361 yards per contest overall which has them at 14th among NFL teams and 8th in the NFC.
The Eagles are giving up 22.1 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the division and 15th in the league. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 354 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 90 yards per game which puts them at 3rd in the NFL and 1st among NFC East teams. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,442 rushing yards and 13 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the NFL. They are allowing 242 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eagles currently sit at 9th in the conference. They have conceded 27 passing TDs this year.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Eagles -3 and over 46 total points
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