Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks Spread & ATS Pick

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Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks Spread & ATS Pick

The Seattle Seahawks have lost their last two against the Carolina Panthers. Can the Seahawks exact a measure of revenge or will the Panthers take it that streak to three? The NFL Week 13 betting spread favors the Seahawks by a TD. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 4th at 8:30 PM ET on NBC from CenturyLink Field, in Seattle, Washington.

Carolina Panthers Versus Seattle Seahawks Spread & ATS Pick

What: Carolina Panthers (4-7) at Seattle Seahawks (7-3-1)
When: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET  
Where: Seattle, WA
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Spread: Seahawks -7
Moneyline: Carolina +235 vs Seattle -245
Game Total: 45
Watch: NBC
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Carolina vs Seattle

Why Bet The Carolina Panthers To Beat The Seahawks

The Carolina Panthers are 4-7 SU and 3-6-2 ATS. They average 25.1 points per game (10th) and allow 25.5 points per game (24th). The Panthers remained on the West Coast following Sunday’s 35-32 loss at Oakland. They’ve held practices at San Jose State before heading to Seattle.

Carolina averages 243.4 passing yards per game (19th). QB Cam Newton (2432 yards, 13 TDs & 8 INTs) completed 14 of 29 passes for 246 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception against the Raiders. TE Greg Olsen (58 rec, 790 yards, 3 TDs) and WR Kelvin Benjamin (48 car, 736 yards, 5 TDs) are great targets in the passing game.

"A little different scenario," Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen said about facing the Seahawks after beating in the playoffs last season. "We’d be lying if we said we weren’t reminded of it driving past the stadium or [saying] being back here doesn’t make you go, ‘Whew! We blew that shot’ "It’s life. You’ve got to keep rolling. It’s a new season."

The Panthers average 109.5 rushing yards per game (13th). RB Jonathan Stewart (127 car, 461 yards, 7 TDs) had 96 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries against Oakland.

The Panthers have the 17th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 275.0 passing yards per game (29th) and 79.5 rushing yards per game (2nd). Luke Kuechly leads the team with 102 tackles, and Mario Addison has 6.5 sacks.

Why Bet The Seattle Seahawks To Beat The Panthers

The Seattle Seahawks are 7-3-1 SU and 5-5-1 ATS after coming off a puzzling 14-5 loss at Tampa Bay. Despite the setback, there’s no sign of panic in Seattle. They average 20.2 points per game (23rd) and give up 17.0 points per game (1st).

“I’m not worried about it a bit,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. “Not one bit. Let’s go back to work and get right. … I don’t think this is a trend. We’ll get this thing fixed.”

Seattle averages 253.0 passing yards per game (14th). QB Russell Wilson (2865 yards, 11 TDs & 4 INTs) had a bad game last week. He completed 17 of 33 passes for 151 yards and two interceptions. It was the first time over the last four weeks he threw an interception. WR Doug Baldwin (61 rec, 767 yards, 5 TDs) and TE Jimmy Graham (51 car, 706 yards, 4 TDs) combined for 101 receiving yards against Tampa Bay. The Seahawks average 88.9 rushing yards per game (27th).

Since RB Thomas Rawls (45 car, 120 yards, 0 TDs) came back to action, he has averaged 47.5 rushing per game in the last two weeks. Carroll has committed an increase in workload for Rawls this week.

The Seahawks have the 7th-ranked total defense in the NFL. Seattle allows 235.0 passing yards per game (10th) and 100.2 rushing yards per game (14th). Bobby Wagner has 53 tackles, and Cliff Avril has 10.0 sacks.

Betting Trends for this matchup:

  • Carolina is 2-5-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Carolina is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Seattle is 14-5-1 SU in its last 20 games
  • Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Seattle is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
  • Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Carolina

Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Seahawks are 5-0 at home, though three of Seattle’s home victories have come by six points or less. While the Seahawks have been far from dominant at CenturyLink Field, it will be another hostile environment for the Panthers.

My final score prediction is Carolina 21, Seattle 30.