Wentz and Co are in the Emerald City to face the shorthanded Seahawks in bid for 10th straight win!
With the Seattle Seahawks currently sitting behind the Rams in the NFC West and desperate for wins, Russell Wilson and Co are pretty desperate to pick up some momentum and give their playoff hopes a big boost right about now. But can the short-handed Seahawks beat the red-hot Eagles on Sunday Night Football?
The Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the NFL betting line in favor of the visiting Eagles by 5.5-points over the Seahawks. The over/under is 47.5.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Seattle Seahawks Line & Expert Pick
Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) at Seattle Seahawks (7-4)
When: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Stream: NBC Sports Live
NFL Odds: Philadelphia -5.5
Bet The Eagles Because…
The Eagles are on fire and looking better than ever under clearly gifted second-year signal-caller Carson Wentz! The Birds have the City of Brotherly Love all abuzz, not only because of their stupendous nine-game winning streak but because of how they’ve looked during their impressive run.
Philly has basically been steamrolling their opponents as was the case in their 31-3 smackdown of Chicago last weekend with Wentz tossing three TD passes and the Birds picking off Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky twice in the win. For the season, Philly’s young quarterback is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 2,657 yards with a stellar 28 touchdowns and just five interceptions. The Eagles are putting up a league-leading 31.9 points per game while limiting the opposition to just 17.4 points per contest to rank third in points allowed.
Bet The Seahawks Because…
The banged-up Seahawks are still quite formidable at home and at night, going 21-4-1 in Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games since 2010. They’re 13-2 at home in prime time under coach Pete Carroll.
QB Russell Wilson continues to play at a high level as he has completed 256 of 411 passes (62 percent) for 3,029 yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Wilson has started 91 consecutive games, the fifth-longest active streak.
Seattle won the last three games against the Eagles, with its last loss coming in 2008.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Seattle Seahawks Expert Pick
There was nothing as sure of a bet as the Seahawks winning at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. But this week the Seahawks will be without key players such as cornerback Richard Sherman (season-ending Achilles injury), strong safety Kam Chancellor (neck) and defensive end Cliff Avril. That makes the mighty Seahawks a one-dimensional team. Can Russell Wilson single-handedly beat the Eagles?
On the season Philly is 10-1 and beating the Seahawks will take their win streak to ten games. The Eagles are also an unblemished 6-0 ATS in their last six games against their NFC counterparts, a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and a blistering 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
The Seahawks are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Pick: Philadelphia -5.5