Panthers Seahawks Betting Preview for Week 1
Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers Odds
In a match-up of two young and exciting quarterbacks, Russell Wilson and his Seattle Seahawks head cross-country to tangle with Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers Sunday afternoon in Charlotte (1 pm ET, Fox).
As of late this week the Seahawks, who have made the playoffs in two of three seasons under head coach Pete Carroll, were lined as three-point favorites over the home-dog Panthers.
Carolina has struggled in season openers, going 2-8 ATS over the past decade. But they are riding a current 7-2 ATS streak as an underdog.
The Panthers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at Bovada and other online sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 45.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 9 and the Seahawks at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 32-21 result in favor of the Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 7-3
Carolina Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 4-6
A few Seahawks at Panthers trends to consider:
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 8 games
Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Seattle home to San Francisco, Sunday, September 15
Carolina at Buffalo, Sunday, September 15