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Eagles vs. Seahawks: ‘Monday Night Football’ game pick and open thread

JSpenceTheKing’s prediction ahead of tonight’s MNF matchup — chat live with us during the game!

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Tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup should be an exciting game for football fans everywhere, with the Philadelphia Eagles in Washington set to face the Seattle Seahawks. At DraftKings Sportsbook, the Eagles are 4-point favorites with a -205 Moneyline odds, while the Seahawks are the +170 underdog. The over/under is set at 47.5. These odds can be a bit confusing for those who are new to sports betting, so I’ll break it down for you.

The four-point spread means that the Eagles are expected to win by at least four points. The -205 Moneyline odds mean that you would need to bet $205 on the Eagles to win $100. On the other hand, the +170 Moneyline odds for the Seahawks mean that if you bet $100 on them and they win, you would win $170. The over/under of 47.5 is a bet on whether the total points scored by both teams will be over or under 47.5 points.

Now that we’ve cleared up the odds, let’s take a look at how both teams come into this game. The Eagles are fresh off a disappointing loss to the Dallas Cowboys, where they were blown out by 20 points. This loss came on the heels of another blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13. Despite their 10-3 record, they haven’t looked like a dominant football team in recent weeks. Turnovers have been a key issue for Philly, with fumbles from quarterback Jalen Hurts and also wide receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith costing them crucial possessions in losses.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks are also coming off a loss to the San Francisco 49ers, where quarterback Geno Smith was out with a groin injury. His backup, Drew Lock, struggled to make an impact and their defense had trouble making stops, allowing the 49ers to score in every quarter.

In this matchup, the key for the Eagles will be to get back to basics and protect the football. They have talent at every level on offense and defense, and Philadelphia should be able to beat any team on paper. As for the Seahawks, they’re hopeful that Geno Smith will be able to play, but head coach Pete Carroll has expressed confidence in Drew Lock if Smith is unable to go.

As for the outcome of tonight’s matchup? I see the Eagles getting back on track and securing a comfortable victory on the road. The Eagles are the more talented team and have the potential to bounce back from their recent losses. With the playoffs approaching, they need to figure out how to get on the same page on all three phases of the game if they want to make it to Las Vegas. There’s no better time than now.

Eagles over Seahawks, 31-13

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