Seahawks vs. Washington: Week 15 NFL Betting Preview – December 20, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 15, 2020

The Washington Football Team (6-7) is a  underdog in a matchup with the Seattle Seahawks (9-4) on Sunday, December 20, at FedExField. The game’s over/under is set at .

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Seahawks vs Washington Betting Odds

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • Nine of Seattle’s games have gone over 44 points this season (69.2% of matchups).
  • Six of Washington’s games have gone over 44 points this year (46.2% of matchups).
  • The teams combine to score 52.3 points per game, 8.3 more points than this matchup’s point total.
  • Combined, these teams surrender 46.1 points per game, 2.1 more points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Seattle has an average point total of 55.2 in its contests this year, 11.2 more points than this game’s over/under.
  • Washington has a 43.2-point average over/under in its matchups this season, 0.8 fewer points than this game’s total.
  • Seattle scores the third-most points in the league this season, while Washington’s offense racks up the 24th-most.
  • Washington has surrendered the sixth-fewest points in NFL play this season, while Seattle has given up the 18th-fewest.
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Seahawks Betting Insights

  • Seattle has compiled a 6-6 record against the spread this season.
  • Seattle has a losing ATS record of 1-3 when playing as at least five-point favorites.
  • Seattle has played in six games this year that went over the point total (50% of its opportunities).

Washington Betting Insights

  • Washington has compiled a 7-5-1 record against the spread this season.
  • Most of Washington’s games this year — seven out of 13 — have failed to go over the point total (53.8%).

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When the Seahawks Have the Ball

  • Seattle racks up nine more points per game (30.2) than Washington gives up (21.2).
  • Seattle is 5-2 against the spread and 6-2 overall in games when it records at least 30.2 points.
  • When Washington allows opponents to score no more than 22.1 points, it has a 5-1 record against the spread and a 5-1 record overall.
  • Seattle collects 74 more yards per game (387.5), than Washington allows per outing (313.5). Seattle picks up 6 yards per play, and Washington gives up 5 per play.
  • Seattle is 3-2 against the spread and 4-2 overall when the team picks up 387.5 or more yards.
  • In games Washington limits its opponents to 313.5 or fewer yards, it has a 5-1 record ATS and a 4-2 record overall.
  • This season, Seattle piles up 121.1 rushing yards per game, 13.9 more per game than Washington allows per outing (107.2).
  • Seattle has a 2-2 ATS record and a 4-1 overall record when the team runs for at least 121.1 yards.
  • Washington is 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 overall when holding opponents to 107.2 rushing yards or less.
  • Seattle turns the ball over 1.3 times per game, just per game than the 1.3 Washington forces on average.
  • Seattle is 6-2 against the spread and 9-0 overall when it turns the ball over 1.3 or less times.
  • When it forces 1.3 or more turnovers, Washington has a 4-0-1 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall.

When Washington Has the Ball

  • Washington scores 22.1 points per game, comparable to the 24.9 per outing Seattle surrenders.
  • Washington is 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 overall a season ago when the team records at least 22.1 points.
  • Seattle has a 5-2 record against the spread and a 6-2 record overall in games when it surrenders 30.2 points or less.
  • Washington averages 314.5 yards per game, 75.8 fewer yards than the 390.3 Seattle gives up per matchup. Washington averages 4.9 yards per play while Seattle gives up 5.7 per play.
  • Seattle has a 2-3 record ATS and a 4-2 record overall when holding its opponents to 390.3 yards or less.
  • This season, Washington runs for just 5.7 more yards yards per game (101.2) than Seattle allows per contest (95.5).
  • Washington has a 3-2 ATS record and a 3-2 overall record when the team runs for at least 101.2 yards.
  • When Seattle limits its opponents to 95.5 yards on the ground or less, it is 5-2 against the spread and 7-1 overall.
  • Washington turns the ball over 1.5 times per game, just 0.1 more turnovers per game than the 1.4 Seattle forces on average.
  • Washington is 6-2-1 against the spread and 6-3 overall when it turns the ball over 1.5 or fewer times.
  • This season, Seattle has a 4-2 record against the spread and a 5-1 record overall when it forces at least 1.4 turnovers.

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Seahawks Players to Watch

  • Russell Wilson leads the team with 3,685 passing yards (283.5 yards per game) and has a 70.4% completion percentage this year (326-of-463) while throwing 36 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 13 games. He also has 423 rushing yards on 69 carries with one touchdown, averaging 32.5 yards per game.
  • Chris Carson has ran for a team-leading 505 yards on 99 attempts (56.1 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns in nine games. He also averages 25.8 receiving yards per game, grabbing 30 passes for 232 yards and four touchdowns.
  • This season, D.K. Metcalf has 69 catches (on 106 targets) to lead the team with 1,180 yards (90.8 per game) with 10 touchdowns in 13 games.
  • Tyler Lockett’s statline this year shows 81 grabs for 886 yards and eight touchdowns over 13 games. He averages 68.2 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 106 times.
  • This year, David Moore has caught 31 passes on 41 targets for 357 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 27.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Jamal Adams has notched a team-leading 8.5 sacks, while adding nine TFL and 64 tackles over nine games.
  • Bobby Wagner has collected 111 tackles, seven TFL, and three sacks so far this year.
  • Quandre Diggs has intercepted four passes to lead the team while adding 48 tackles and eight passes defended.

Washington Players to Watch

  • This year, Alex Smith has put up 1,420 passing yards (202.9 yards per game) while going 146-for-220 (66.4% completion percentage) and throwing four touchdowns and six interceptions in seven games.
  • Antonio Gibson has picked up a team-high 659 rushing yards (54.9 yards per game) and scored 11 touchdowns in 12 games. He has added 32 catches for 233 yards (19.4 receiving yards per game).
  • J.D. McKissic has run for 299 yards on 66 carries (23.0 ypg), with one rushing touchdown. McKissic also figures in the passing game, catching 58 passes to lead the team with 426 (32.8 ypg).
  • This season, Terry McLaurin has 73 catches (on 114 targets) to lead the team with 1,001 yards (77.0 per game) while scoring three touchdowns in 13 games.
  • Logan Thomas’ statline this year shows 49 catches for 469 yards and five touchdowns over the course of 13 games. He puts up 36.1 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 77 times.
  • Montez Sweat has seven sacks to lead the team, and has also racked up 10 TFL, 37 tackles, and one interception over 13 games.
  • Jon Bostic has totaled 97 tackles, four TFL, two sacks, and one interception.
  • Kendall Fuller has a team-high four interceptions and has tacked on 35 tackles and eight passes defended.

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