Week 12 of the NFL season concludes with a Monday Night Football game between two teams desperate for a win: the Washington Football Team and Seattle Seahawks. With a win on Monday, Washington (4-6) would move into a tie with the Eagles for second place in the NFC East standings. Meanwhile, the Seahawks (3-7) are off to their worst start since 2009, when they finished 5-11 under Jim Mora.

Kickoff is 8:15 p.m. ET. The game is a pick'em in the latest Washington vs. Seahawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook while the Over-Under for total points scored is 47. Before locking in any Seahawks vs. Washington Football Team picks or NFL predictions, make sure you see what SportsLine's 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's used his experience to crush the NFL, going 187-147 against the spread the past three full seasons. In addition, Tierney is an outstanding 24-11-1 in his last 36 picks involving Washington. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Tierney has locked in on Washington vs. Seahawks 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 and trends for Seahawks vs. Washington:

  • Washington vs. Seahawks spread: Pick'em
  • Washington vs. Seahawks Over-Under: 47
  • Washington vs. Seahawks moneyline: Washington -110, Seattle -110
  • WAS: Defense ranks sixth in rushing yards allowed per game (98.5)
  • SEA: Limebacker Bobby Wagner leads the league in tackles (115)

Why Washington can cover

Receiver Terry McLaurin is having a productive season. The third-year vet from Ohio State ranks 14th in the league in receiving yards (735) despite playing one fewer game than five receivers ahead of him entering the week. In last week's win over Carolina, McLaurin had five catches for 103 yards and one touchdown.

In addition, Washington coach Ron Rivera said that both receiver Curtis Samuel and tight end Logan Thomas are expected to be in the lineup after missing significant time with injuries. Samuel, who has 189 catches and 14 touchdowns in his five-year career, has played just two games this season because of a groin injury. Thomas, who set career-highs in receptions (72), receiving yards (670) and receiving touchdowns (six) last season, has been limited to just four games because of a hamstring ailment.

Why the Seahawks can cover

Seattle is strong in primetime games. Since Pete Carroll took over as coach in 2010, the Seahawks are 32-11-1 under the lights, outscoring opponents 1,128 to 792, or 7.6 points per game. They also are 11-3 on Monday Night Football over that time.

In addition, Seattle faces a Washington defense that has struggled keeping teams out of the end zone this season. Washington is giving up 26.7 points per game. Just four teams allow more: the Texans (2-9), Lions (0-10-1), Falcons (5-6) and Jets (3-8).

How to make Washington vs. Seahawks 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 sharing it only at SportsLine.

Who wins Seahawks vs. Washington 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 Seahawks vs. WFT spread you should jump on, all from the NFL expert who's 24-11 on picks involving Washington, and find out.