Despite having two more wins than the Philadelphia Eagles, the Seattle Seahawks will travel to Lincoln Financial Field for a Wild Card matchup on Sunday. The Seahawks (11-5) came up less than a yard short of winning the NFC West title and now must go on the road in the 2020 NFL Playoffs, while the Eagles (9-7) secured their second NFC East crown in three years with a win over the New York Giants last week. Kickoff is set for 4:40 p.m. ET. The Seahawks beat the Eagles, 17-9, on Nov. 24.
Seattle is a 1.5-point favorite in the latest Seahawks vs. Eagles odds, while the over-under is 45. Before making any Eagles vs. Seahawks picks of your own, scope out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,000 for $100 players on its top-rated NFL picks since its inception four-plus years ago. It has nailed its recent top-rated NFL picks, entering Wild Card Weekend of the 2019-20 NFL playoffs on a strong 34-22 run that dates back to last season. It’s also on an incredible 96-65 roll on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch the past three years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 96 percent of CBS Sports office pool players last season. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has set its sights on Seahawks vs. Eagles. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated an against the spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can go to SportsLine to see it. Now, here are the NFL lines and trends for Seahawks vs. Eagles:
- Seahawks vs. Eagles spread: Seahawks -1.5
- Seahawks vs. Eagles over-under: 45 points
- Seahawks vs. Eagles money line: Eagles +108, Seahawks -129
- SEA: Seahawks are 7-1 on the road
- PHI: Eagles won the NFC East by one game over the Cowboys
Why the Seahawks can cover
The model knows the Seahawks are no strangers to postseason success, having won three conference championships and one Super Bowl since 2005. Seattle is also making its 18th playoff appearance and second straight. It is also Seattle’s 13th since 2003. The Seahawks have had eight straight winning seasons.
Despite injuries to their top two backs, Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny, the Seahawks go into the NFL Wild Card round with two fresh runners in Travis Homer and newly-signed Marshawn Lynch. Homer has 114 yards on 18 carries this season, including 10 carries for 62 yards against San Francisco last week. Lynch carried 12 times for 34 yards, but made his presence known by storming in for a touchdown.
Why the Eagles can cover
But just because Seattle beat Philadelphia earlier in the year does not guarantee it will cover the Eagles vs. Seahawks spread on Sunday. That’s because Philadelphia is on a roll at just the right time. The Eagles have won four straight and six of nine to overtake Dallas in the NFC East. Philadelphia is making its third straight playoff appearance and would like nothing better than to repeat its success from 2017, when it defeated New England to win Super Bowl LII.
Quarterback Carson Wentz continues to lead the offense, finishing the regular season by completing 388-of-607 attempts for 4,039 yards and 27 touchdowns. Wentz has thrown 10 TDs over the past five games.
So who wins Eagles vs. Seahawks? And which side of the spread can you bank on in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Seahawks vs. Eagles spread to jump on Sunday, all from the advanced model that is up more than $7,000 on its top-rated NFL picks, and find out.