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Falcons vs Seahawks betting preview

The Seattle Seahawks are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS over their last six games and will look to knock off the NFC's top seed Sunday when they visit the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

Seattle is 3-0 SU and ATS in its last three games on the road and has been dynamite the past few years as an underdog, going 15-3-1 ATS in their past 19 games in this role.

Atlanta is 11-1 SU and 6-4-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home, but just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 playoff games. The total has gone UNDER in each of Atlanta's last six home games.

View Seattle vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Seahawks listed as 3-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line for the matchup was at 45 over at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 3-rated Seahawks taking on the No. 12-rated Falcons in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 32-29 win for the Seahawks on Sunday.

Seahawks Falcons prop odds courtesy of Bovada:
Total Passing Yards - Russell Wilson (SEA)             

Over/Under                       215½

Total Rushing Yards - Russell Wilson (SEA)            

Over/Under                       40½

Total TD Passes - Russell Wilson (SEA)    

Over                                      2 (+120)

Under                                   2 (-150)

Total Rushing Yards - Marshawn Lynch (SEA)      

Over/Under                       100½

Total Passing Yards - Matt Ryan (ATL)     

Over/Under                       275½

Total TD Passes - Matt Ryan (ATL)            

Over                                      1½ (-150)

Under                                   1½ (+120)

Total Interceptions - Matt Ryan (ATL)    

Over                                      ½ (-165)

Under                                   ½ (+135)

Total Completions - Matt Ryan (ATL)      

Over/Under/Under        23½

Longest Completion - Matt Ryan (ATL)  

Over/Under                       39½

Total Passing Attempts in the game - Matt Ryan (ATL)   

Over/Under                       35½

Total Rushing Yards - Michael Turner (ATL)          

Over/Under                       45½

Total Receiving Yards - Roddy White (ATL)           

Over/Under                       75½

Total Receptions - Roddy White (ATL)    

Over/Under                       5½

Total Receiving Yards - Julio Jones (ATL)                

Over/Under                       70½

Total Receptions - Julio Jones (ATL)        

Over/Under                       4½

Total Receiving Yards - Tony Gonzalez (ATL)        

Over/Under                       57½

Total Receptions - Tony Gonzalez (ATL)                

Over/Under                       5½

Who will have more Sacks in the game?               

Seattle Seahawks                            -120

Atlanta Falcons                 -120

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 26.2 PPG, against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 15.3 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 281.8 yards per game, more than the Seahawks secondary allows through the air, 203.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Seahawks feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 112.2 yards per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Seattle, they were a 24-14 winner as they battled the Redskins on the road. The Seahawks covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 38 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Marshawn Lynch went over the 100-yard mark (132) in his team's latest effort as Seattle defeated Washington by a score of 24-14 on Sunday.

Atlanta was a 22-17 loser in its last match at home against the Buccaneers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 39 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Falcons suffered a Week 17 loss against Tampa Bay in their last game, falling 22-17 at Georgia Dome.

Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the division are 8-2

Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in January are 4-6
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 10-0

A few Seahawks at Falcons trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Seattle