The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a narrow loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last week, but more notably the team failed to cover for their seventh time in their past eight games with a 1-5-2 ATS record in that span. The ‘Hawks will play host to the Carolina Panthers Sunday with backers hoping they can finally get it right.
The Seahawks should have won their Week 5 contest with the Bengals, but the defense was unable to maintain a 17-point, fourth quarter lead and Seattle lost by three. The Seahawks offense completely stalled in the fourth quarter and overtime scoring no points and punting the ball six times.
The Panthers have opened the season 4-0, but those four opponents have a combined 5-15 record so far with only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recording two wins on the season through five weeks.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 26-17 result in favor of the Seahawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Seattle battles the Carolina Panthers, currently with a 4-0 mark (3-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 2-3 for the Seahawks and 2-2 for the Panthers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Carolina injuries news.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 6-rated Carolina Panthers taking on the No. 2-rated Seattle Seahawks in this betting contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the Seattle Seahawks No. 18-ranked offense (22.2 PPG) against a Carolina Panthers defense that ranks No. 4 at 17.75 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 213.6 yards per game, less than the Panthers give up through the air (247 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Carolina Panthers own the league's No. 18-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118.5 yards per game when on the road. Seattle, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Cam Newton passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the Panthers past Tampa Bay 37-23 on Sunday.
Thomas Rawls tore up the turf for 169 rushing yards in the latest Seahawks game, a 27-24 loss to the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
Next Betting Matchups
Carolina home to Philadelphia, Sunday, October 25th
Seattle at San Francisco, Thursday, October 22nd
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Odds Shark Staff Fri, Sep 30, 7:48am