Seahawks vs Washington Free Pick
Seahawks at Washington (SEA -6, 44.5)
The Seahawks bounced back in a big way against the Jets and won by 37 last week but now they have to face a team that is maybe one of the hottest in the league. Washington is on a four game win streak and just a game out of being 500. The defense is legit, ranking third in passing and sixth in rushing. Russell Wilson has turned the ball over a ton this year and this really isn’t a friendly matchup for him, especially with Seattle playing 2-4 ATS on the road this year. Alex Smith is facing the worst pass defense in the league so take that for what it’s worth.
I nailed the Seattle cover this week but I did mention that Seattle has gotten caught playing down to opponents this year. They are the superior team here but Washington has enough on defense to keep this game close and cover that number. Wilson has thrown more interceptions with 12 than anyone else in the league. Wilson is a worse passer when pressured and takes a ton of sacks and this Washington team is fourth in the league in getting to the QB. Add that with Washington outscoring opponents by 39 points and having a fully healthy Alex Smith this week and I smell an upset brewing. Washington is 3-3 at home and Seattle doesn’t cover on the road, I don’t think they win here either.
Seattle 24 Washington 27