The Washington Redskins are preparing to host the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC Wild Card matchup between two upcoming, exciting young teams.
In order to make this contest even more intriguing, there’s a variety of ways to place a wager on the action. Let’s take a look at the point spread and total for this Sunday afternoon showdown.
Point spreads and over/under courtesy of ScoresAndOdds.com, home team in CAPS.
Spread: WASHINGTON REDSKINS (+3) over Seattle Seahawks
The location of this game is the most important factor, as the two franchises are located thousands of miles away on opposites coasts.
Which side will cover?
Since the Seahawks will be flying all the way from Seattle to Maryland for this battle, we’re giving the edge to the home team.
Russell Wilson and the rest of the ‘Hawks have developed into a much more consistent road team over the past few weeks, but we still can’t trust them as much as if this game were being hosted in CenturyLink Field
The ‘Skins are also phenomenal as an underdog, covering in 77.8 percent of the contests they were involved in.
Much of that has to do with the little respect Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris and the rest of the underrated Washington squad received early on in the season, but we believe Coach Mike Shanahan will use this to motivate his squad and pick up the win.
Over/Under: Under 46
We love the under in this one.
Both sides certainly know how to score the ball—as we’ve seen on numerous occasions over the final weeks of the regular season—but things are going to tighten up in the playoffs.
Neither the ‘Skins nor ‘Hawks have been here in a while, and both rookie quarterbacks will likely make a mistake or two down in the red zone that will leave easy points on the board.
Not to mention, the Seattle defense is one of the best units in the league, while Washington’s continues to improve and features a number of solid veterans.
It’s going to be a low-scoring, defensive affair, so take the under and cash your ticket on Sunday.