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Monday Night Football Betting Preview: Seahawks Aim for 12th Straight MNF Win

The Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks take center stage in the Week 11 edition of Monday Night Football in what could end up being one of the best prime-time matchups we’ve seen so far in the 2017 campaign.

MyBookie opened the Falcons as 3-point road underdogs with a total of 45.

Shark Bites
  • The Falcons are 5-2 SU in their last seven games against the Seahawks.
  • The Falcons are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games on the road against the Seahawks.
  • The Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last five games when hosting an East Coast team.

After enduring a five-game ATS losing streak, the Falcons got back on track in Week 10 by hammering the Dallas Cowboys 27-7. Matt Ryan threw for 215 yards and two scores, while Tevin Coleman rushed 20 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in the wake of an injury to starting running back Devonta Freeman. Defensive end Adrian Clayborn recorded a team-record six sacks in the big win, but the absence of Ezekiel Elliott was noticeable for the Cowboys.

Seattle triumphed over Arizona in the Week 10 showcase of Thursday Night Football but it was a costly win. The Seahawks lost star cornerback Richard Sherman for the remainder of the year with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Seattle is very deep on defense, but it’s a massive loss for the club.

Russell Wilson is simply flat-out dominant in Monday Night Football. In six career Monday games, Wilson is 6-0 SU with 12 touchdowns and no interceptions while going 3-2-1 ATS in that span. As a team, the Seahawks are a perfect 11-0 SU in their last 11 Monday tilts.

OVER bettors will be paying close attention to this one, and for good reason. In the last seven meetings between the Seahawks and Falcons, the OVER is 6-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Seattle Seahawks were listed as 3-point favorites at Bovada and other online sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 45.

OddsShark prediction models picked the Seahawks to win this game on Monday 29-16. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Atlanta Falcons vs Seattle Seahawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Falcons will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Monday, as they are 3-6 versus the spread this season, while the Seattle Seahawks are 3-5-1 ATS. Atlanta is 3-6 against the OVER/UNDER total, while Seattle is 3-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Seahawks sit at No. 8 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Falcons are at No. 10 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Seattle Seahawks' No. 11-ranked offense (23.44 PPG) against a Atlanta Falcons defense that ranks No. 11 at 19.89 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 267.78 yards per game, more than the Falcons give up through the air (198.22 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 120.4 yards per game. The Seahawks, meanwhile, rank No. 11 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta cruised to victory in its last outing, running up a 27-7 score against Dallas at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Seahawks' last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Russell Wilson as they handed Arizona a 22-16 loss at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Atlanta's last 23 games
  • Seattle is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
  • Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, November 26
Seattle at San Francisco, Sunday, November 26