Given the current state of the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s hard to get overly excited about their Monday night contest with the Seattle Seahawks. But hey, throwing some money on the line for prop bets always keeps the game exciting, regardless of the final outcome.
Here are 5 over/unders and prop bets to keep your eye on during the Eagles-Seahawks game tonight.
D.K. Metcalf to score 2+ touchdowns: +430
DK Metcalf will haunt the Eagles for years to come, for obvious reasons. He’s been a monster since entering the NFL.
This season, Metcalf has recorded 48 receptions for 862 yards (18 YPC) and 9 touchdowns. He’s caught at least 2 touchdowns in 2 games this season, and this matchup with the Eagles feels like it could end up being his third.
The last time Metcalf faced the Eagles was in last year’s Wildcard round, where he caught 7 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.
Darius Slay may end up shadowing him, but given how explosive Metcalf is and the fact that he seems to play with a chip on his shoulder when he faces the Eagles, I’m not sure if Jim Schwartz’s pass defense will be able to hold up.
Carson Wentz UNDER 237.5 passing yards
Carson Wentz hasn’t thrown for over 237 yards in his last three games, and he’s only done it 4 times all season. Regardless of the fact that Seattle has the worst pass defense in football, allowing 343.7 passing yards per game, Wentz just can’t get out of his own way.
Even when he’s faced terrible defenses this season he’s struggled. Against a Dallas Cowboys team that has allowed an average QB rating of 105.1 this year, Wentz threw for just 123 yards, turned it over 4 times, and posted a QB rating of 61.2.
The Seahawks had 11 days to prepare for this Eagles offensive attack. They’re going to hold Wentz under 237.5 passing yards.
Russell Wilson OVER 30.5 rushing yards
The Eagles have struggled with running quarterbacks this season. They allowed Lamar Jackson to go over 100 on the ground in Week 6, and they let Daniel Jones go over 60 rushing yards both times they faced him.
Russell Wilson prefers to beat you with his arm, but he’s more than willing to take off and run if the defense allows it. He’s gone over 30.5 rushing yards in 5 of 11 games this season, and he’s coming off back-to-back weeks in which he ran for over 40 yards.
Given how bad Schwartz’s defense has been against read option plays this season, I’m sure Brian Schottenheimer will dial up some designed runs for Wilson in this one.
Richard Rodgers OVER 16.5 receiving yards
This one feels like a gimme.
Richard Rodgers has gone over 16.5 receiving yards in every game he’s played in this season except for one, and it was the first game he played in. Wentz has shown that he has a level of comfort with Rodgers, and Doug Pederson has always relied on his tight ends in the passing game.
With Zach Ertz slated to miss his fourth straight game, Rodgers will likely be heavily involved in the Eagles passing attack.
Miles Sanders OVER 15.5 rushing attempts
Given the state of the Eagles quarterback situation, and the fact that Miles Sanders is clearly the Eagles best offensive weapon, I can’t imagine he gets under 15 carries in this game. Not to mention that it’ll be wet and rainy for most of the night.
Sanders has had over 15.5 carries in 3 games this season, including last week’s game against Cleveland.
If Wentz was playing better, Pederson would likely pass it all over the yard against this horrendous Seahawks pass defense, but we all know that’s not the reality here. If Sanders doesn’t get at least 16 carries I’d be shocked, but Pederson loves to surprise us (not in a good way) with his play calling, so who knows.