The set-up: Seattle has won three in a row, including two straight in OT. The Hawks got the job done vs. the 49ers before their bye week and now they come out refreshed with a new challenge. And that's to put the final nail in the coffin of the Eagles' playoff hopes. The Eagles looked poor in their 17-10 loss to the Patriots last weekend. Yes the Eagles are "desperate," but I don't think that's going to matter this weekend. Seattle is rested and it now needs to keep pace with the 49ers after their come from behind win over the Cardinals last Sunday.
The pick: Note as well that the Hawks are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 as a road dog, while the Eagles are a poor 2-6 ATS in their last eight after a non-conference contest. Philly' QB Carson Wentz looks brutal this season and while it's not entirely his fault, I have a hard time seeing this Eagles' offense suddenly "flipping a switch" and resolving all of their issues in a week. Seattle on the other hand has had an entire week off to game-plan and while I do think the outright win is obviously not out of the question, why not grab the points just in case?!
1* FREE PLAY on the Seattle Seahawks.