3* Thursday Night Football SMASH
Philadelphia vs. Seattle,
12/01/2011 20:20 EDT,
Score: 14 - 31
Point Spread: +3/-105 Seattle
3* Thursday Night Football SMASH (NFL Network) on Seahawks +3
Had the Eagles been able to defeat the Patriots Sunday, I believe we would have seen some life from them tonight. They lost that game badly, however, and will have a very difficult time getting up for this road contest on short rest.
The Eagles are sick of answering the same questions each week, and at this point, they just want the season to be over.
Seattle is playing well and is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games as a result. I expect it to be very motivated here after blowing a 17-7 4th-quarter lead and losing to a struggling Washington team Sunday.
The 12th man isn't what it was when the Seahawks were the class of the NFC West under Holmgren, but it is still an advantage. The Ravens found that out first hand when they showed up as a 6.5-point favorite and got beat a few weeks back.
The Seahawks are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog.
In addition, plays against road favorites 8 or more games into the season that average 370 yards or more per game, provided they are matched up against a team that allows 335 to 370 ypg, are 55-24 ATS since 1983. This system is 13-1 ATS the last 3 seasons and 2-0 ATS this season. Take the points.