Injuries are a major part of professional sports and it is impossible for any team to make it through to the end of the regular season without dealing with some sort of injury issues. The hope is that by the time the playoffs roll around that a team is beginning to get back to health, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Over the years, we have seen very good teams go out of the playoffs early simply because they have seen their starting line-up devastated by injuries.
For some, missing out on the top two seeds means not getting the extra week required to help some guys get back to health, so it is always a bit of a crap shoot when forced into playing in the Wild Card weekend. The Seattle Seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles are both heading into the postseason with injury concerns, which has helped level the playing field a little ahead of this one. It is the Seahawks who will go on the road as a 2 ½ point favorite in the NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday. The point total for this one is set at 45 ½.
Seahawks vs Eagles 2020 NFL Wild Card Odds, Game Info & Pick
- When: Sunday, January 5 at 4:40 PM EST
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
- TV: NBC
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Wild Card Odds: Seattle Seahawks -2.5 (Total 45.5)
Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks?You have to feel a little bit of sympathy for the Seahawks in that they looked like a very good bet for an opening round bye before the injuries began to start piling up. They closed out the season with 3 losses in their last 4 games, falling to 11-5 on the season and the #5 seed in the NFC. It means that they have a very tough road to go to get to the Super Bowl, but they have proven this season that they are more than capable of hanging with the best teams in the conference.
While this is a tough opening round meeting, the Seahawks have gone a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS in their last 5 games against the Eagles. They are also 7-1 SU in their last 8 games played on the road.
- Points per Game: 25.31
- Passing Yards: 237.00
- Rushing Yards: 137.63
- Yards per Play: 5.73
- Points per Game: 24.88
- Passing Yards: 264.06
- Rushing Yards: 117.69
- Yards per Play: 6.02
Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles?The Eagles have basically been playing playoff football for the last month of the season, as they found themselves in a position where they needed to win out to steal the division from the Cowboys. They did that by winning each of the last 4 games, but before we get too carried away, let’s not forget that those 4 wins came against teams with losing records. Still, the Eagles went 6-3 SU in their last 9 games and won 5 of their last 6 games versus teams from the NFC.
Philadelphia saw 6 of their 8 home games go UNDER this season, while the UNDER has also hit in 5 of their last 6 meetings with the Seattle Seahawks. They are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played in the month of January.
- Points per Game: 24.06
- Passing Yards: 239.56
- Rushing Yards: 121.19
- Yards per Play: 5.23
- Points per Game: 22.13
- Passing Yards: 242.19
- Rushing Yards: 90.13
- Yards per Play: 5.49
Seahawks vs Eagles 2019 NFL Wild Card Betting Trends
- Eagles are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season
- Eagles are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played in January
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games at home
- Seahawks are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season
- Seahawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the NFC East division
- The total has gone OVER in 13 of Seattle’s last 20 games against an opponent in the NFC conference
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Seahawks vs EaglesYou can look at the way in which the Eagles finished the season and see them as a good bet here, but you need to take the quality of the opposition into account. I like the Seahawks to go on the road and win a close one.
Score: Seattle Seahawks 20 – Philadelphia Eagles 17