Free NFL Picks - Seattle Seahawks vs Atlanta Falcons

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Nikki Adams

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:13 PM GMT

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 5:13 PM GMT

Seahawks and Falcons kick off the divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday. Find out how we line up SU, ATS, and Total NFL picks.

  Seattle Seahawks vs Atlanta Falcons

 

Point Spread Value

The Seahawks descend on the Falcons at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, officially kicking off the second round of the NFL playoffs. It marks the second meeting between this pair this season. In week 6, the Seahawks edged the Falcons in a narrow 26-24 win at CenturyLink but they failed to cover as the considerable -7 home chalk. As it is, the tables are turned for the reprisal of this meeting in the playoffs. It’s the host Atlanta that is laying the points on the NFL odds board.

Admittedly, home advantage is a huge factor in this market. MVP frontrunner Matt Ryan and the Falcons though deserve some credit for this advantage over the Seahawks. The Falcons finished the season with an 11-5-0 SU and 10-6-0 ATS mark that includes and 8.4 winning margin and a +6.5 point differential versus the spread. There are those that believe the Falcons were extremely unlucky to lose in Seattle and with a second crack at the Seahawks they won’t let it slip. It so happens, we concur with our divisional round NFL picks.



Free NFL Pick: Falcons -4.5 (-105)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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 The Survivor

The Seattle Seahawks are formidable playoff contenders as evinced by their record in recent seasons. Since 2013, the Seahawks are 7-2-0 SU in the playoffs with an 8.8 winning margin and +4.0 differential versus the spread. That’s nothing to sniff at obviously. However, all season long the Seahawks have struggled to find their rhythm. In the wildcard round the bested an injured Matthew Stafford and a Lions side that simply ran out of ideas. The Falcons present a much tougher ask.

 

Free NFL Pick: Falcons -215Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Game Total

If Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense live up to their billing this should be a right cracker to spot on NFL picks. Indeed, odds makers set the bar high with one of the highest totals for the divisional round. It’s true the Seahawks can perk up too on the offensive side of the ball, which makes it more likely that this game will crack the total. As such, we’re shading the OVER.

 

Free NFL Pick: Over 51 (-110)Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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