Seahawks vs. Eagles Weather: Winds Will Affect Sunday’s Wild Card Game
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- Sunday's Seahawks vs. Eagles (4:40 p.m. ET, NBC) forecast is calling for gusty winds.
- We detail how the weather is crucial for NFL bettors.
The weather forecast for today’s Seahawks vs. Eagles wild card matchup at Lincoln Financial Field has been an interesting one to track.
For most of the week, there didn’t appear to much for bettors to worry about, but that has changed as Sunday’s kickoff has gotten closer.
Winds will be present in Philadelphia, but it’s the timing of those breezes that makes the Seahawks vs. Eagles weather forecast tricky to pin down from a betting standpoint.
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Let’s take a detailed look at the expected weather conditions for today’s Seahawks vs. Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field, specifically how it should affect NFL betting decisions.
Seahawks vs. Eagles Weather Forecast
According to the National Weather Service, 14-18 mph breezes are expected today in Philadelphia, with gusts up to 29 mph.
But as Sports Insights’ weather data explains, the key information to know is when these winds will be prevalent, and, more importantly, when they’re expected to clear out.
Between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET, winds will steadily blow at around 12 mph. However, those breezes become less severe as the game progresses, eventually lessening to around 6 mph by 7 p.m. ET.
This suggests that bettors looking for an edge should considering playing the under, but only in the first half or even potentially a first-quarter under, as opposed to a full-game bet.
At the time of writing, the over/under for today’s game sits at 45, down from an opener of 46.
The timing of these winds clearing out is so specific that it’ll be important to monitor the weather forecast throughout the day.
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