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Week 4 odds - Falcons vs. Seahawks

Atlanta couldn't run the ball against Tampa Bay and they face another stout run-stop unit as they visit Seattle in Week 4 action.

The Falcons will be favored against a Seahawks team that upset Arizona last week to break its 0-2 start. And they need a good effort to avoid falling to 1-3 after an 0-4 preseason.

The Falcons are 6-1 ATS past 7 games as road favorite but Seattle has been a good NFL bet at home, goijng 14-6 ATS there since 2008.

View Atlanta vs Seattle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Seattle opened as 3.5-point underdogs , while the NFL total was set at 41 for over under betting. The best OVER and underdog lines were both found at Bovada earlier this week, check out the current Week 4 odds.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 31-rated Seahawks and the No. 29-ranked Falcons, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 14-7 result in favor of the Falcons.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 10 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 25.7 PPG. The Seahawks aerial game is averaging 142.3 yards per game, less than the Falcons secondary allows through the air, 261 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Falcons own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 101.5 yards per game when on the road. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 14 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 16-13 loser as they battled the Buccaneers on the road. The Falcons failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 29 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Matt Ryan handled the Buccaneers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 330 yards and 1 scores, but Atlanta still lost to Tampa Bay 16-13.

In their last action, Seattle was a 13-10 winner at home against the Cardinals. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (23) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Sidney Rice did much of the damage, producing 109 receiving yards as Seattle beat the Cardinals 13-10 at CenturyLink Field.

Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 7-3

Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 2-8

A few Falcons at Seahawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Seattle
Atlanta is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 15 games
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Seattle's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to Green Bay, Sunday, October 9
Seattle at NY Giants, Sunday, October 9

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