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Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins NFL Playoffs Odds & Prediction: January 6th 2013

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2013 NFL Playoffs Predictions
Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins
Sunday, January 6th 2013, 4:30 PM ET
NFL Playoffs Odds: Seattle -1 Over/Under 45.5
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Seattle Seahawks (11-5 SU, 11-5 ATS, 8-8 O/U)
Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has led Seattle to five consecutive victories and seven in its last eight games overall.

The Seahawks finished the regular season ranked just 17th in total offense (350.6 ypg) and a miserable 27th in passing (189.4 ypg). Thanks mostly to the contributions of elite running back Marshawn Lynch, Seattle did rank third in rushing (161.2 ypg) while putting up 25.8 points per game to finish ninth in scoring

Seattle may have fielded its best defensive unit in franchise history this season as they ranked fourth in total yards (306.2 ypg), sixth against the pass (203.1 ypg), 10th against the run (103.1 ypg) and a league-leading first in points allowed (15.3 ppg). The Seahawks went 3-5 SU and ATS on the road this season but won both of their final two regular season road games while covering the spread both times.

Washington Redskins (10-6 SU, 11-5 ATS, 9-7 O/U)
Led by outstanding rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, Washington has reeled off an impressive seven straight wins coming into this NFC wildcard battle while covering the spread each time out. Washington beat Dallas 28-21 in their huge, regular season finale to win the NFC East and reach the postseason.

The Skins finished the regular season ranked fifth in total offense (383.0 ypg), 21st in passing (213.9 ypg) but first overall in rushing (169.1 ypg) as unheralded rookie Alfred Morris rushed for a franchise-best 1,610 yards to compliment RG3 perfectly. Washington also ranked fourth in scoring (27.2 ppg).

While the Skins were a terror on offense, the same can’t be said of their defense as the unit finished a disappointing 28th in total defense (377.7 ypg), and a pitiful 30th against the pass (281.9 ypg). While Washington did manage to finish fifth against the run (95.8 ypg) that may have been because teams threw the ball so well against them, while often forgoing the run. The Redskins gave up 24.2 points per game to finish 22nd in points allowed, though they enter this NFC wildcard showdown having held five of their last seven opponents to 21 points or less.

Key Trends
Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
Seahawks are 6-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Seahawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Redskins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Redskins are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Redskins are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Home team is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Seahawks are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Washington.