Despite a seven-game winning streak and home field advantage, the Washington Redskins are listed as three-point underdogs against the Seattle Seahawks according to most sportsbooks. The spread opened with the Seahawks favored by one, but quickly rose to three at nearly every online sportsbook.
Seattle has won five straight and seven of their last eight, including three blowouts in the last four weeks. They have the top ranked defense in the NFL in terms of points allowed at 15.3 points per game and feature an offense very similar to the Redskins. Both teams prefer to run the ball. Washington has the league's best rushing attack behind Alfred Morris and Robert Griffin III, but Seattle is not far behind with the third-ranked rushing offense featuring Marshawn Lynch.
The Seahawks failed to cover an 11-point line in a 20-13 Week 17 victory over the Rams, but have covered the spread in their four previous games. Washington has covered the spread in every game of their seven-game winning streak. Both teams finished 11-5 against the spread for the season.
The total for the game opened at 45.5 points, but has settled at 46. Both sides average over 25 points-per-game, but the Redskins also allow 24.3 points per game compared the the 15.3 allowed by Seattle.