Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick
The Seattle Seahawks will look to remain undefeated straight-up on home turf this season when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night at CenturyLink Field.
The 7-3-1 Seahawks are coming off a 14-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as five-point road chalk. That ended a three-game SU winning streak that solidified Seattle’s position atop the NFC West.
The Panthers came up short in a 35-32 loss to the Oakland Raiders as 3.5-point road underdogs last time out. Carolina is just 1-4 SU on the road, 1-3-1 against the spread and has failed to cover in consecutive games this season.
Point spread: The Seahawks opened as 6.5-point favorites, and the total was 45 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark(line updates and matchup report).
NFL pick, via Odds Shark computer: 24.7-23, Seahawks(NFL picks on every game)
Why the Panthers can cover the spread
The 4-7 Panthers have shown signs of a turnaround since opening on a 1-5 SU and ATS run. Carolina has held opponents to 20 or fewer points in four of its past five games and recorded just one ATS loss during that stretch.
Carolina has enjoyed recent success when pegged as an underdog ofseven or more points, going 5-1-1 ATS in its past seven such outings. The Panthers have also dominated in recent dates with opponents from the NFC West, winning six straight SU overall and going 3-1 SUand 2-0-2 ATS in their last four on the road.
Seattle’s offense has stumbled at times this season, scoring 12 or fewer points four times and finishing three contests with six or fewer points.
Why the Seahawks can cover the spread
The Seahawks, now third on theSuper Bowl 51 odds, have had no trouble piling up points in recent home games, averaging 30 points per game over their last four and holding opponents to just 20.5 points per game.
Seattle has been simply dominant in contests at CenturyLink Field in recent seasons, going 25-5 SU. The Seahawks have also held visitors to 18 or fewer points in five of their past nine home contests.
The Seahawks defense has been effective when the team is favored by seven points or more at home, surrendering just 13 points per game over their past 13 games. Seattle is also an impressive 11-1 SU in its past 12 games at home against teams with losing records.
Seattle has lost two straight SU to the Panthers, ending a 7-1 SU run. The Seahawks have also failed to cover in four games against Carolina. However, Carolina has failed to top 17 points in eight of its last 10 games against the Seahawks.
Look entertainment news hosts for the Seahawks to pick up the SU win and score late to cover on the NFL lines against a Panthers team that has fallen out of contention.
The Panthers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games against the Seahawks.
The total has gone over in the Panthers’ last three games against the Seahawks.
The total has gone over in nine of the Panthers’ last 10 games as road underdogs.
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