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Eagles visit Seahawks Thursday

The Eagles and Seahawks have met six times since 1998 and the home team has never won.

Not that these two struggling teams are concerned with that stat, given they both come off humbling losses and play on a short week here in Thursday night. Michael Vick won't play and a handful of injured Eagles may return for this game, which would sway the Eagles Seahawks point spread.

Of note, the OVER is 9-2 past 11 home games for the Seahawks, while the Eagles are 9-1 SU, 8-2 ATS in their past 10 December road games.

No line had been posted early in the week, but iit opened at -3 for the Eagles over at Bovada. The total settled in at 43 and dozens of player props have gone up today at Bovada.

View Philadelphia vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 26-ranked offense (16.8 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 19 at 22.8 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 196.4 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (234.4 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Eagles own the league's No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 101.2 yards per game when on the road. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 28 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 38-20 result against the Patriots on November 27. The Eagles failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Philadelphia's aerial attack generated 400 yards but it was the Patriots coming away with a 38-20 victory over Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field.

Seattle lost its last outing, a 23-17 result against the Redskins on November 27. The Seahawks failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 40 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Seattle got a 111-yard performance from Marshawn Lynch, but Washington prevailed 23-17.

Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in December are 8-2
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 2-8

Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 3-7

A few Eagles at Seahawks trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Seattle's last 22 games
Seattle is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Miami, Sunday, December 11
Seattle home to St. Louis, Monday, December 12