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Are the Eagles due for a Setback in Seattle?

Raise your hand if you had the Eagles starting the season 10-1. If you’re raising your hand right now, you’re a liar. Sure, the Eagles having a good season was 100 percent conceivable, but the best record in the league entering Week 13? Yeah, no one predicted that. Either way, a few more wins should clinch the top overall seed in the NFC, but getting one of those W’s on Sunday night in Seattle is undoubtedly their stiffest test of the season so far.

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  • The last time the Seahawks lost three straight home games in the same season was in 2008.
  • The favored team is 7-2 SU and ATS in the last nine games in this matchup.
  • The Eagles are 8-0 ATS in their last eight games.

Lots of trends favor the underdog Seahawks

The Eagles are favored in the game, which shouldn’t come as a shock, but it’ll be the first time since October 14, 2012 that the Seahawks will be a home underdog. That game was against the Patriots — the Seahawks won 24-23. There’s an avalanche worth of trends supporting Seattle in this one, at least as far as covering the spread is concerned.

First off, they’re 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a home underdog. They also won eight of those games outright. As an underdog overall, they’re on a brilliant run that’s seen them go 23-9-2 ATS in their last 34. Next up is their history of domination in December, as they’re 21-5 ATS in their last 26 games in December. And, finally, is their record in prime time, as they’ve gone 22-5-3 ATS in their last 30 games at night. These are some wild and extraordinarily profitable numbers.

More recent trends show that Seattle is 0-2 SU and ATS in its last two home games and a quick glance at the stats and standings shows the Eagles are the superior team. Philly only has one loss, but their competition has been anything but elite, and their opponents’ combined record of 42-68 SU proves that. The Panthers are the only team they have a win against this season that has a winning record. This doesn’t take anything away from the Eagles, but is perhaps a warning sign to temper your expectations ahead of a game in an extremely challenging environment. Seattle seems to be barely hanging on to their contender status, but they’re awfully appealing (to me, at least) as a 5-point home underdog.

Eagles could make (betting) history in Seattle

Sports betting historians should be extremely interested to know that the Eagles are on the cusp of becoming just the fourth team in the last 10 seasons to cover the spread in nine straight games. This is a dominant run that’s seen them win by an average of 17.1 points during their nine-game SU winning streak. Wild stuff!

Does Philly's red-hot offense equal an automatic over?

The total for the game is hovering in the 47-point range and both teams have gone UNDER in three of their last four games. Philly’s offense has been virtually unstoppable as they’ve already scored 30 or more points in seven games. Seattle’s defense is no longer great, but they remain one of 10 teams to be allowing fewer than 20 points per game.