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Seahawks vs Redskins NFC Betting Pick

Two of the hottest teams in football will clash this Sunday night when the Seattle Seahawks go on the road to take on the Washington Redskins at FedExField.

Washington finished the season on a 7-0 SU and ATS tear while Seattle finished 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS. The NFC Wild Card odds favor the visiting Seahawks early in the week.

The total has gone OVER in four of Washington's last six games and in five of Seattle's last six games. Washington is 6-2 SU and 5-2-1 ATS in its last eight games against the Seahawks, a team that is just 2-5 ATS in its past seven playoff games.

Of note, the Redskins have been very tough as an underdog at 7-2 ATS past 9 games, while the Seahawks have been excellent as chalk (6-1 SU, 5-2 ATS past 7 as favorite).

View Seattle vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Wild Card betting line: Redskins vs Seahawks: Seattle was a 3-point road favorite at mid-week over at TopBet. The total was hovering around 46 at most shops, including Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Redskins, currently No. 7 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Seahawks, who rate No. 3 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 34-26 victory for the Seahawks.

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Seahawks vs Redskins props courtesy of Bovada
(SEA @ WAS) - Who will throw more TD Passes in the game?      

Russell Wilson (SEA) QB                  -175

Robert Griffin III (WAS) QB                        +145

(SEA @ WAS) - Who will have more Passing Yards in the game?  

Russell Wilson (SEA) QB      -10½ (-115)    

Robert Griffin III (WAS) QB            +10½ (-115)          

(SEA @ WAS) - Who will have more Rushing Yards in the game?

Russell Wilson (SEA) QB      +5½ (-115)     

Robert Griffin III (WAS) QB            -5½ (-115)          

(SEA @ WAS) - Who will have more Rushing Yards in the game?

Marshawn Lynch (SEA) RB  Pick (-115)     

Alfred Morris (WAS) RB       Pick (-115)

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 27.2 PPG, against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 15.3 PPG. The Redskins aerial game is averaging 213.9 yards per game, more than the Seahawks secondary allows through the air, 203.1 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Seahawks own the league's No. 13-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112.2 yards per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 1 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Seattle was a 20-13 winner in its last match at home against the Rams. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 33 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Marshawn Lynch tore up the turf for 100 rushing yards in the latest Seahawks game, a 20-13 win over the Rams at CenturyLink Field.

In their last action, Washington was a 28-18 winner at home against the Cowboys. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (46) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Washington is coming off a 28-18 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, where Alfred Morris scored 3 TDs on Sunday.

Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the division are 8-2

Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in January are 4-6
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Seahawks at Redskins trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle