The Philadelphia Eagles originally opened as 1-point home favorites over the Seattle Seahawks in this week’s wild card matchup. That line quickly changed to the Seahawks being favored and the Eagles being home underdogs in the playoffs once again.
The reason for that movement stemmed back to a lot of money coming in on the Seahawks. In fact, 81% of the public is on the Seahawks as 1.5 point road favorites, per BetOnline.ag. That’s easily the most lopsided percentage heading into this weekend’s games.
Buffalo Bills: +2.5 (39% of public is on Buffalo)
Houston Texans: -2.5 (61% of public is on Houston)
Over/Under: 43.5 (86% of public is on the over)
Note: The line opened at Houston -3 and a total of 38.5
Tennessee Titans: +5 (43% of public is on Tennessee)
New England Patriot: -5 (57% of public is on New England)
Over/Under: 44 (88% of public is on the over)
Note: The line opened at New England -4 and a total of 40.
Minnesota Vikings: +8 (34% of public is on Minnesota)
New Orleans Saints: -8 (66% of public is on New Orleans)
Over/Under: 49.5 (98% of public is on the over)
Note: The line opened at New Orleans -7 and a total of 44.5
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
Seattle Seahawks: -1.5 (81% of public is on Seattle)
Philadelphia Eagles: +1.5 (19% of public is on Philadelphia)
Over/Under: 45.5 (15% of public is on the over)
Note: The line opened at Philadelphia -1 and a total of 45.5
I say fade the public and bet on the underdogs. Doug Pederson’s Eagles are at their best when everyone counts them out.
What say you?