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NFL playoffs: Washington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks spread and line

The point spread, betting line and preview of the NFL wild card playoff game Washington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks.

NFL playoffs: Washington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks spread and line The start of the NFL playoffs is just a few days away and we will start the preview of the betting line and point spread with the NFC wild card playoff game between the Washington Redskins (9-7) and the Seattle Seahawks (10-6). This NFC wild card playoff game will be played at Qwest Field in Seattle at 4:30pm EST on Saturday and will be the opener of the NFL playoffs. The Seahawks got to the playoffs by securing the NFC West title and the Redskins came from the tough NFC East, a division which produced 3 playoff teams this season. Many call the Washington Redskins the hottest football team in the playoffs, but this had no effect on the odds makers and Seattle will enter the field on Saturday as the favorite to continue in the NFL playoffs. At the online betting website Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Washington Redskins vs. Seattle Seahawks wild card playoff game is currently sitting at -3.5 points chalk the Seahawks with the total set at 40 points. At the online sportsbook Bookmaker, the point spread on this NFC playoff game is favoring the Seahawks -3 points, the total at 40.5 points. The line on the Redskins to win the Saturday matchup are listed as underdog +160 and the betting line on the Seattle Seahawks to win the NFL playoff game are posted at -190.

 Comparing the stats on each team, the Seahawks are the clear leader in offense, posting 348.9 yards for 24.6 points on average per game, ranking Seattle 9th in the league, compared with 333.4 yards and only 20.9 points per game for the Redskins. Washington's offensive troubles could double - quarterback Jason Campbell missed Wednesday practice due to his knee injury and his participation in the NFL playoff game on Saturday remains uncertain, but the rest of the Redskins are in good shape. Seattle is also reporting only one player who missed practice on Wednesday - wide receiver Deion Branch with calf issues. The defense seems to be the best chance for the Redskins to beat the odds, allowing only 305.3 yards for 19.4 points pre game, compared to the Seahawks with 321.8 but for only 18.2 points allowed on average.

 Looking at the betting trends, the Washington Redskins are on their 4-game winning streak and are 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games. Seattle is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games and the Seahawks have won 6 of their last 8 games, losing the meaningless Week 17 game against the Falcons 41-44. Another thing to keep in mind when betting, the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle.

 Published on 01/02/2008

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