The Philadelphia Eagles will try to end the Seattle Seahawks' dominance between the teams when the two sides meet on Monday Night Football. The Eagles (3-6-1) have lost six consecutive games against Seattle (7-3) and eight of the last nine. The average margin in Philadelphia's six-game losing streak has been 11.3 points per game. The last time these teams met, in last year's wild card matchup in Philadelphia, the Seahawks won 17-9. Monday's matchup will be the third game between the teams in the last 53 weeks.
Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Seattle is a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Seahawks vs. Eagles odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 49. Before locking in any Eagles vs. Seahawks picks or NFL predictions, make sure you see what SportsLine's all-time No. 1 NFL expert, Mike Tierney, has to say.
A national sportswriter whose work appears in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. He prefers to evaluate each game from the underdog's point of view and has used that philosophy to dominate the NFL, going 66-44 against the spread in 2019 and 63-46 in 2018. Tierney entered the 2020 season with a 282-222 record at SportsLine (2016-19) on all NFL picks, returning $3,704 to $100 players.
He also has had a sharp eye for the tendencies of the Seahawks, posting a stunning 16-7 record in his last 23 against-the-spread picks involving Seattle. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Tierney has locked in on Seahawks vs. Eagles from every angle and released a confident against-the-spread pick. You can visit SportsLine now to see it. Here are several NFL betting lines from William Hill and trends for Eagles vs. Seahawks:
- Seahawks vs. Eagles spread: Seattle -6.5
- Seahawks vs. Eagles Over-Under: 49
- Seahawks vs. Eagles moneyline: Seattle -280, Philadelphia +240
- SEA: QB Russell Wilson leads the NFL in touchdown passes (30)
- PHI: Defense ranks second in the league in sacks (34)
Why the Seahawks can cover
Seattle's defense is improving at the right time. Last week, the Seahawks had three sacks and seven quarterback hits against the Cardinals. That gave Seattle 16 sacks in the last four games after having just nine in the first six contests. One of the reasons for the improvement is the arrival of pass-rusher Carlos Dunlap, who has three sacks since joining the Seahawks via trade three games ago.
In addition, Seattle will face the turnover-prone Carson Wentz. The Eagles' quarterback leads the league in turnovers, with 18 (14 interceptions, four fumbles). That's five more than anyone else in the NFL. Wentz has six games this season having thrown two interceptions.
Why the Eagles can cover
Defensive linemen Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox should challenge Seattle's offensive line. Both Graham, 32, and Cox, 29, are having strong seasons, as Graham has seven sacks while Cox has 4.5. They'll face a Seahawks offensive line that will be without starting right tackle Brandon Shell (ankle) and be forced to start Cedric Ogbuehi, who has 25 snaps this year.
In addition, Philadelphia faces a Seattle defense that has been historically vulnerable this season. Despite recent improvement, the Seahawks remain on pace to have the worst pass defense in NFL history (343.7 yards allowed per game) and the third worst total defense in NFL history (434.9).
How to make Seahawks vs. Eagles picks
Tierney is leaning Under on the total, and he's also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing it here.
Who wins Eagles vs. Seahawks on Monday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Eagles vs. Seahawks spread you should jump on, all from the NFL expert who's 16-7 in his last 23 picks involving Seattle, and find out.