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Seahawks Among Most Popular Bets in NFL Playoff History for Wild-Card Matchup vs. Eagles


Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images. Pictured: Defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson #99 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates

  • The Seahawks are among the most popular playoff bets in NFL history today against the Eagles (4:40 p.m. ET, NBC).
  • We analyze Seahawks vs. Eagles betting trends and put the one-sided action in historical perspective.

The Philadelphia Eagles needed to win their final four regular-season games to claim the NFC East with a 9-7 record.

With the divisional crown comes a home game in the Wild Card Round, despite Philly’s opponent, the Seattle Seahawks, winning 11 games this season.

Odds as of Sunday at 9:45 a.m. ET and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.

Oddsmakers showed little respect for the Eagles, opening them as 1-point home dogs against the Seahawks.

In fact, according to our Bet Labs software which includes archived NFL betting data since the start of the 2003 season, Seattle is in contention for the most popular playoff bet we’ve ever tracked.

Seahawks vs. Eagles Betting Trends: Most Popular Playoff Bet

Seventy-eight percent of all bets hitting the Seahawks vs. Eagles spread are taking Seattle, putting Sunday’s wild-card matchup on pace to be one of the most lopsided NFL playoff games we’ve ever tracked.

The current record holder came way back on Jan. 3, 2009, when the Indianapolis Colts closed with 79% of the bets against the Chargers.

Interestingly, despite the lion’s share of bets backing Seattle, sharp bettors have had other ideas regarding today’s Seahawks vs. Eagles matchup, helping explain why this line has flipped to Philadelphia -1.

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