Expert Final Thoughts - How To Bet Panthers vs. Seahawks

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 7:30 PM GMT

The Seahawks have played exceptional football in December over the last decade and they catch a down defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers squad at home for SNF. Who will stand stronger? Join expert capper for his NFL pick.

Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks

This matchup looked great on the schedule in September, but now it looks like the Carolina Panthers (4-7 SU, 3-7-1 ATS, 224 PS-187 PA) must run the table to have any shot of making the Playoffs while the Seahawks (7-3-1 SU, 6-5 ATS, 239 PS-189 PA) are chasing the Cowboys (11-1) for NFC Home-field advantage. In this Week 13 battle Sunday night from CenturyLink Field Field (FieldTurf) in Seattle (Rainy, 8-13 mph Winds, Wind Chill 38°), sportsbooks have Seattle 7 to 7½-point chalks—up from it's opening 6½— with the total from 44 to 44½.

On the money line, the Seahawks are -330 chalks with the Panthers +289. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened up Seattle as 6½-point favorites in its NFL Week 13 Advanced Line while in the 2016 NFL Games of the Year, the Seahawks opened 4-point favorites.

 

Sunday Night Football, Series, Sides and Totals Trends

The SNF Trends see the Panthers 1-5 ATS Road and 2-5 ATS Underdog on Sunday nights with the Seahawks—who’ve had 2 Losses and a Tie where they only scored 3, 5 and 6—going 15-8 ATS Home and 11-7 ATS Favorite. Carolina is 9-2-1 ATS L12 after allowing 250+ Passing Yards Previous Game, 0-5 ATS L5 FieldTurf, 1-5-1 L7 vs. NFC and 2-6-1 ATS L9 overall while Seattle (#1 Scoring Defense, 17.0 ppg) is 10-1 ATS L13 Week 13, 20-8 ATS L28 after SU Loss, 18-7-1 ATS L26 December but 1-5-1 L7 after Scoring Less Than 15 Points Previous Game. The Over is 12-3 L15 Carolina vs. Team With Winning Record, 4-1 L5 Road games and 5-1 L6 Panthers Week 13 games.

 

Final Thoughts

The Situation and Site weigh big here with the Panthers weakness on the Road (1-7-1 ATS L9) and the Seahawks—who should see Earl Thomas (Hamstring), Michael Bennett (Knee) and Justin Britt play—strength at Home and having one of the best Head Coaches in Pete Carroll (68-48-3 ATS) and coming off a Loss means big edge hosts. The Seahawks (+5 TO, #5 NFL) are 1-3 ATS L4 vs. Carolina (-5 TO, #23 NFL) but 3-1 ATS L4 at Home against Cam Newton (22-21-1 ATS Road) and the Cats.

The Sharps pounded this game and the Public's now getting involved, so with this the heavily-bet primetime game Sunday night, expect this to run on the Key Number of 7 at most sportsbooks at some point. And in this spot, it seems like smart money.

 

Predicted Final Score: Seahawks 34 Panthers 19Free NFL Pick: Seahawks -7 Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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