Parlay Fever: Get Max Betting Experience As Panthers Host Seahawks

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Doug Upstone

Thursday, November 22, 2018 2:57 PM UTC

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 2:57 PM UTC

Carolina has come back to the pack with consecutive losses and, like Seattle, is vying for a wild-card spot. The winner of this matchup would gain the tiebreaker if they tie for the fifth and sixth spots in the NFC.

Seattle (5-5 SU, 5-3-2 ATS) at Carolina (6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS)Sunday,1 p.m. ET (FOX)Free NFL Picks: Panthers ATS and 'Over'Best Lines Offered: Heritage


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After looking so good at 6-2, Carolina suffered a humbling loss at Pittsburgh, losing by 31 on a Thursday. Instead of using that extra time wisely, the Panthers looked lifeless again and fell to Detroit 20-19.

After two games in which Seattle had late chances to beat the Chargers and the Rams, the Seahawks started slowly against Green Bay but rallied late to win 27-24 to square their record at 5-5.

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After discovering what they had, Seattle's running game is the best in the NFL at 154.3 yards a game and they will challenge a quality front seven from Carolina that is eighth in stopping the run.

For the Panthers, where did the offense go? Carolina totaled 40 points in the pair of defeats, with various combinations of the run game not working along with the pass offense. The Steelers and Lions focused on stopping the run to force Cam Newton to have to throw on third-and-long and brought the pressure in that situation to force quick throws.

The NFL odds board has Carolina at -3 with a total of 47.5. Back home the 'Cats average 31.6 PPG, which makes it seem that Newton and the offense will get back on track. With this, we also discovered the Panthers are 17-5 ATS off an upset loss as a road favorite.

Concerning the total, besides how many points Ron Rivera's team totals in Charlotte, in each club's past three outings the defense has been leaky. Seattle is at 28.3 PPG and Carolina at 33.3 PPG. Let's make an "over" call here.

Final Score: Carolina 31-24

Seahawks-Panthers Teasers and First-Half Wagering

This is what a 6-point teaser on the side and total would look like for this contest:

Side Teaser: Seattle +9 or Carolina +3
Totals Teaser: Over 41.5 or Under 53.5

As you can see based on our final score, both teasers would win on side action. However, we feel more comfortable with Carolina at +3 and they are 25-2 against a teaser line off a road loss.

With us calling for a higher score, the "over" 41.5 gives us room to work with for NFL picks if by chance the final outcome is closer to the oddsmakers' number.

The best first-half option would seem to be Carolina at -1.5, because Seattle is 8-23 against the first-half line in road games after scoring 25 points or more in two straight contests and 4-13 away if more than 50 points were totaled in those encounters.

Seahawks-Panthers Side Prop Bets

Will Either Team Score in the first 6 Minutes of the Game: If we are calling for a higher-scoring game, we sure would like the see the action started early. Because we are getting down to crunch time for the playoffs with teams like this, look for both play-callers to be aggressive and we will choose YES at Even money.

Seahawks Total Points OVER/UNDER 21.5; Panthers Total Points OVER/UNDER 26.5: We are forecasting both of these props to go "over" rather easily because of the play of the defenses in their most recent contests.

Longest Touchdown - OVER/UNDER 44.5 yards: With Russell Wilson and Newton, you know both will take deep shots and most likely, one of them will connect. We are taking the "over" (-115).

Seahawks 1st Scoring Play - Field Goal +350: Carolina's defense stalls Seattle's first scoring drive inside the 25-yard line and they kick the field goal.

Panthers 1st Scoring Play - Touchdown Pass +300: Against better throwing quarterbacks the Seahawks defense has broken down and Newton tosses a touchdown from distance and we might get 2-for-1 on props if it is 45 yards or longer.

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