Panthers vs. Seahawks Pick
Will the Sunday Night Football matchup between the Panthers and Seahawks this week sail over the betting total?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Seahawks are 7-point home favorites versus the Panthers after opening as a 6.5-point favorite. The total, meanwhile, sits at 44.5 after hitting the board at 45.
PANTHERS KEY TRENDS: The Panthers are just 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine road games, are 1-5-1 against the number in their last seven games versus the NFC and are 0-5-1 against the number in their last six games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game. That said, they're 9-2-1 at the betting window in their last 12 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
SEAHAWKS KEY TRENDS: The Seahawks are a near-perfect 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games in Week 13 and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games versus a team with a losing road record. They're also 20-8 at the betting window in their last 28 games following a straight up loss and are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Seattle and despite the Seahawks' offensive issues last Sunday in Tampa Bay, they should move the ball against a banged-up Carolina defense that will likely be without linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) again on Sunday. The over is 4-1 in the Panthers' last five road games, is 17-7 in their last 24 games versus NFC opponents and is 12-3 in their last 15 games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the over is 7-2 in the Seahawks last nine games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game. With the bad blood between these two teams, this one might get wild in Seattle.
NFL WEEK 13 PREDICTION: PANTHERS/SEAHAWKS OVER 44.5