The Washington Football Team can continue its push for a wild card in the NFL playoff picture when it takes on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. After winning back-to-back games, Washington (4-6) sits in third place in the NFC East and is in the hunt for the final wild card spot in the conference. Meanwhile, the Seahawks (3-7) have lost five of their last six games and need a quick turnaround in order to reach the postseason.
Kickoff is 8:15 p.m. ET. The game is a pick’em in the latest Washington vs. Seahawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook while the Over-Under for total points scored is 47. Before locking in any Seahawks vs. Washington Football Team picks or NFL predictions, make sure you see what SportsLine’s NFL expert Mike Tierney has to say.
A national sportswriter whose work appears in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. He’s used his experience to crush the NFL, going 187-147 against the spread the past three full seasons. In addition, Tierney is an outstanding 24-11-1 in his last 36 picks involving Washington. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Tierney has locked in on Washington vs. Seahawks from every angle and released a confident against-the-spread pick. You can visit SportsLine now to see it. Here are several NFL betting lines and trends for Seahawks vs. Washington:
- Washington vs. Seahawks spread: Pick’em
- Washington vs. Seahawks Over-Under: 47
- Washington vs. Seahawks moneyline: Washington -110, Seattle -110
- WAS: Defense ranks sixth in rushing yards allowed per game (98.5)
- SEA: Limebacker Bobby Wagner leads the league in tackles (115)
Why Washington can cover
Washington is coming off one of its best rushing games of the season. In the 27-21 victory over Carolina, Washington ran for 190 yards and averaged 4.75 yards per carry. Antonio Gibson rushed for a season-best 95 yards. Only once this season has the offense run for more yards and averaged more yards per carry.
In addition, the defense has been greatly improved on third downs. Over the last two games, Washington held the Buccaneers and Panthers to a combined 31.6 percent success rate on third down, seventh-best in the NFL over that time. Over the first 10 weeks of the season, Washington allowed opponents to convert 56.5 percent of their third downs, which was the worst in the league.
Why the Seahawks can cover
Linebacker Bobby Wagner continues to produce at an incredible rate. The six-time All-Pro player leads the league with 115 total tackles this season. Last week, he made 14 stops against Arizona, which was his third 14-tackle effort in his last five games.
Led by Wagner, the defense has done an excellent job keeping teams out of the end zone. Seattle is giving up just 20.9 points per game, which ranks seventh in the league. One of the keys to the defense’s success has been its play on third downs. The Seahawks are allowing opponents to convert just 37.3 percent of their third downs, which ranks ninth.
How to make Washington vs. Seahawks picks
Tierney is leaning Under on the total, and he’s also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s sharing it only at SportsLine.
Who wins Seahawks vs. Washington on Monday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Seahawks vs. WFT spread you should jump on, all from the NFL expert who’s 24-11 on picks involving Washington, and find out.