Week 11 NFL Winning Predictions: Philadelphia At Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks will host the Philadelphia Eagles in a battle of NFC playoff contenders that looks like it could turn out to be the most exciting game on the entire Week 11 schedule. With both teams looking to improve on their postseason hopes, let’s find out which team is offering the most value as an SU and ATS pick.
A Closer Look At The Week 11 NFL Winning Predictions: Philadelphia Eagles At Seattle Seahawks
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, November 20, 2016
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NFL Odds: Seattle -6.5 / Over/Under: 45.5
The Eagles snapped their two-game losing streak by upsetting Atlanta 24-15 last week but are looking to find some consistency after going 2-3 over their last five games. Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz passed for 231 yards while Ryan Mathews rushed 19 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns.
For the season, Wentz has passed for 2,121 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions while Mathews has rushed for 396 yards and seven touchdowns. The Philadelphia Eagles are ranked 10th in scoring by averaging 25.5 points per game while also ranking a stellar third in points allowed (17.8 ppg).
The Seahawks have scored an identical 31 points in each of the least two weeks in wins over Buffalo in Week 9 and New England this past weekend. Quarterback Russell Wilson had a fine game by passing for 348 yards and three touchdowns while running back C.J. Prosise rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries while adding seven catches for 87 yards.
This season, Wilson has passed for 2,442 yards with 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions while recently released running back Christine Michael has rushed for team-high 469 yards and six touchdowns. Seattle is ranked a pedestrian 21st in scoring by putting up 21.4 points per game, but also ranks a stellar second in points allowed by limiting the opposition to just 17.5 points per game defensively.
Expert Prediction and Pick
While I like Seattle to get the straight-up win at home, I like Philadelphia to find a way to keep the final score closer to a field goal finish than a touchdown loss. Philadelphia has a gifted young quarterback in Carson Wentz that won’t get rattled against Seattle’s aggressive defense and a pair of veteran running backs in Darren Sproles and Ryan Matthews that should be able to some pressure off of their prized rookie.
While Seattle has picked up two consecutive wins, Philadelphia has a solid defense and just enough offensive firepower to make this a closer finish that stays just inside the spread.
Philadelphia’s 0-4 ATS mark in their last four road games doesn’t look very encouraging, but Seattle is an uninspiring 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against their NFC conference rivals and an identical 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win. Seattle wins outright, but the narrow ATS cover goes to Philadelphia!
Pick: Philadelphia +6.5 Points