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Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team Picks & MNF Predictions

Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team Picks & MNF Predictions
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NFC teams in must-win situations face off on Monday Night Football for Week 12, as Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football Team host Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Washington (4-6) is 2-0 since its bye week, with impressive wins over Tom Brady’s Buccaneers and Cam Newton’s Panthers. Seattle (3-7), meanwhile, is 0-2 since its bye week and return of Wilson to the lineup, managing just 13 points in that span.

The loser here can begin planning for 2022. Betting sites and betting apps have Seattle as a big one-point road favorite, with an Over/Under of 46 points in the latest Seahawks vs. Washington odds.

This is one of the NFL spreads that has moved a solid 2.5 points from an opening line of Seahawks -3.5, and a total that’s dropped from 48.

Take a look at Seahawks vs Washington odds, injury report, betting lines and more.


Seahawks vs. Washington Key Matchups

Russell Wilson vs. His Finger: Wilson is averaging 184 ypg passing with zero TDs and two INTs since returning from finger surgery. In the five games prior, he had 10 TDs to one INT and averaging 261 ypg in games he finished.

J.D. McKissic vs. Seattle Pass D: McKissic ranks No. 2 for Washington in targets, receptions and receiving yards. Seattle has allowed 72.6 ypg receiving to RBs this season – by far the most in the NFL.

Seahawks Protective Offense vs. WFT Bending Defense: Seattle is tied for the fewest turnovers in the NFL. But in an odd twist, Washington is 3-1 when its defense forces zero turnovers, and 1-5 when it does.


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5 Key Seahawks vs. Washington Stats

1.0: TD passes per game for Russell Wilson since Week 2. Last season Wilson tossed 40 TDs.

2.4: Passing TDs allowed by the Washington defense, the highest in the NFL.

46.9: The percentage of Washington red zone trips that ends in TDs. Only the Giants have a lower percentage. Seattle is at 66.7%.

61: The rushing yards benchmark for WFT back Antonio Gibson. Washington is 4-0 when the second-year RB rushes for 61-plus yards, and 1-5 when he doesn’t. Seattle has allowed 82-plus yards in every game and 94-plus in all but one.

695: Rushing yards allowed by the Washington defense through 10 games, the third-lowest mark in the NFL. Six of its 10 opponents have finished under 100 yards.

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Seahawks vs. Washington Weather Forecast

Monday night in the nation’s capital offers mostly clear skies and temperatures expected in the 40s for kickoff. The high for Monday is 48, the low 31, so there could be a chill in the air for the second half, but nothing the players for either side can’t get used to. It’s the final night of a cooler stretch in Washington D.C.


Seahawks vs. Washington Moneyline

This game is nearly even-money, not counting the juice taken from the books of course. The Seahawks are -115 on the moneyline, meaning it would take a $115 wager to win $100 in profit. Conversely, underdog Washington is -105 (a $105 bet means $100 in profit). Most moneyline picks at sportsbooks have sided with Washington so far.

Wilson and the pass game was the lone bright spot for Seattle, which ranks 30th in total offense and 31st on defense. He’s a shell of his former self as he tries to come back from finger surgery. Washington, and many teams, get judged by its QB first, and Heinicke doesn’t fear oddsmakers. But Washington is playing inspired ball lately, and it’s getting healthy. Washington at close to even money, at home, is the play here.

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Seahawks vs. Washington Point Spread

The Seahawks are at -1, down from -3.5. It’s due to Wilson, who prior to his injury was the NFL leader in QB rating. The offense has scored 13 points in two games upon his return, and the run game has regressed. The defense remarkably ranks seventh in points allowed despite being ranked 31st in yards allowed. That’s a trend we can’t rely on keeping up.

Washington, meanwhile, is trending upward. It’s always possible Wilson finds his rhythm again, but WFT has the edge here. The offense is scoring enough points, and the defense has allowed a steady 17-24 points the last four games. We like Washington on the moneyline, but those looking for a little Monday night NFL betting action, taking points is OK too.

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Seahawks vs. Washington Totals

The Over/Under for Monday Night Football sits at 46. All signs point to Under here. It’s not only hit in the last four meetings between these teams, but in four of the last five WFT games and all but one Seahawks game all season. Seattle’s bend-don’t-break defense has been a huge reason for that. Washington’s scattered offense has, as well.

In terms of this actual total, only two Seattle games have eclipsed 43 total points. The last two Washington games have totaled exactly 48, but the previous three averaged 35 ppg. We like Washington more than either total wager, but adding the Under as one of your NFL picks for Week 12 isn’t bad either.

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About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com.