The Seattle Seahawks find themselves in the same situation they were in last year in Week 18. In order to make the playoffs, they need to win and hope the Green Bay Packers lose their matchup.
It worked for them last year, but can it work out for them again today?
Last season, they had to beat the Rams in Week 18 to make it possible. This year, they have to beat the Cardinals. In this article, I'm going to break down three player prop bets you should wager on for today's matchup.
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Seahawks vs. Cardinals prop bets
- DK Metcalf OVER 67.5 receiving yards
- Jaxon Smith-Njigba OVER 4.5 receptions
- Jason Myers UNDER 1.5 field goals
DK Metcalf OVER 67.5 receiving yards
I expect the Seahawks receiving core to thrive against this Cardinals secondary today. Arizona ranks 29th in opponent yards per pass attempt (7.2), 32nd in opponent dropback EPA and 32nd in opponent dropback success rate.
DK Metcalf didn't play in their Week 7 game against the Cardinals which means he's poised for a big performance against them today. He's averaging 73.6 receiving yards per game this season so as long as he hits his season average, this bet will be a winner.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba OVER 4.5 receptions
Jaxon Smith-Njigba has seen his role in the Seahawks' offense increase in the second half of the season and he's gone over 4.5 receptions in two of his last five starts, falling just one catch short in two of the three games he didn't reach this number.
At plus-money, I think he's worth betting on to go over 4.5 receptions against this abysmal Cardinals secondary.
Jason Myers UNDER 1.5 field goals made
This bet isn't reflective of my belief in the Seahawks kicker. Instead, it reflects my lack of belief in the Cardinals to be able to stop the Seahawks in field goal range. The Cardinals are dead last in third down defense and 25th in red zone defense, meaning Seattle should be able to find the end zone more often than not when it gets in field goal range.
If we see more touchdowns than field goals for the Seahawks today, this bet has a solid chance of hitting.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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