The Washington Football Team can close the gap on the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys when it hosts the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. After winning back-to-back games, Washington (4-6) entered the week three games behind Dallas in the division, but the Cowboys (7-4) lost to the Raiders in overtime on Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, the Seahawks (3-7) have lost consecutive games and need to get hot if they hope to make the NFL playoff picture. They occupy the cellar in the NFC West.
Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. The game is a pick'em in the latest Seahawks vs. Washington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 47. Before locking in your Seahawks vs. Washington picks, make sure you check out the NFL predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has simulated Seahawks vs. Washington 10,000 times and just revealed its coveted NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's Monday Night Football picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Seahawks vs. Washington:
- Seahawks vs. Washington spread: Pick'em
- Seahawks vs. Washington over-under: 47 points
- Seahawks vs. Washington money line: Seahawks -110, Washington -110
- SEA: Total has gone under in seven of the Seahawks' last eight games
- WFT: Total has gone under in four of Washington's previous five games
Why the Seahawks can cover
Quarterback Russell Wilson shines in primetime games. A 10-year vet who has started 151 career games, Wilson is 29-9-1 in primetime games during the regular season. He is completing 65.8 percent of his passes and has thrown 76 touchdown passes against just 23 interceptions in primetime. His 75.6 winning percentage is the second best in primetime games since 1970 (minimum 10 starts). Only Steve Young (.793) has a higher win percentage.
In addition, Wilson faces a Washington defense that has struggled against the pass. Washington is allowing 270.0 passing yards per game, and just four teams give up more. Washington also has allowed opponents to complete 68 percent of their passes, seventh-worst in the league.
Why Washington can cover
Tampa Bay and Carolina boast top-12 scoring defenses, but Washington scored at least 27 points on both teams. The Football Team's offense has flourished, and Taylor Heinicke's efficient passing has had a lot to do with that. The Seahawks' secondary hasn't performed well in 2021 and could be poised to give up a hefty chunk of yardage through the air.
Seattle's bottom-five pass defense has given up the fourth-most passing yards (2,917) in the NFL. Only three teams have given up more receptions than the Seahawks, so Heinicke, Terry McLaurin, and a returning Logan Thomas could be in for a big day. Heinicke has completed 77 percent of his passes while tallying 462 passing yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions over his last two games. Washington can cover with ease if he keeps it up against a Seahawks team that combined for 13 points in Weeks 10 and 11.
How to make Seahawks vs. Washington picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under the total, projecting the teams to combine for 45 points. The model also says one side of the spread cashes in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's Seahawks vs. Washington picks at SportsLine.
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