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Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting

Time: 8:15 PM EST Saturday January 10, 2015, FOX

Can the surprising Panthers winners of 5 straight give the Seahawks a run for the money in Saturday night’s Divisional Playoff game? We’ll soon find out.

These two teams did meet this season back on October 26th with Seattle getting the 13-9 win as a 6-point favorite. That game went down to the wire with the Seahawks needing a late 80 yard TD drive to get the win with just 47 seconds left on the clock. That game was in Carolina and we know how good Seattle is at home with like 1 loss in forever at CenturyLink Field.

In the regular season Carolina was 7-8-1 straight up with an ATS mark of 8-8. Seattle was 12-4 with a 10-6 record versus the point spread line. Both teams were 8-8 against the over/under line.

In their last games the Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 and the Seahawks beat the St. Louis Rams 20-6.

This season the Seahawks are 7-1 at home and the Panthers are 3-4-1 on the road.

Betting Odds
Point Spread: Seahawks -11
Over/Under Total Line: 39.5
Moneyline: Panthers +425 / Seahawks -550

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Carolina Panthers: 8-8-1 SU 9-8 ATS
Seattle Seahawks: 12-4 SU 9-6-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• CAR is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff road games.
• CAR is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• CAR has an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
• SEA is 36-16-2 ATS in their last 54 home games.
• SEA is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
• SEA has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Carolina Panthers: 19.46
Seattle Seahawks: 29.37

Key Player Injuries

PANTHERS
[OG] 09/04/2014 – Edmund Kugbila IR ( Back )
[TE] 10/08/2014 – Richie Brockel IR ( Ankle )
[T] 09/27/2014 – Garry Williams IR ( Back )
[LB] 10/30/2014 – Chase Blackburn IR ( Knee )
[S] 01/04/2015 – Thomas DeCoud “?” Saturday vs. Seattle ( Hamstring )
[LB] 01/04/2015 – A.J. Klein “?” Saturday vs. Seattle ( Ankle )
[WR] 01/04/2015 – Philly Brown injured last game, “?” Saturday vs. Seattle ( Shoulder )
[DE] 09/17/2014 – Greg Hardy out for season ( Legal problems )

SEAHAWKS
[LB] 09/23/2014 – Heath Farwell IR ( Groin )
[TE] 09/23/2014 – Anthony McCoy IR ( Achilles )
[DT] 09/23/2014 – Jesse Williams IR ( Knee )
[DT] 09/23/2014 – D’Anthony Smith IR ( Undisclosed )
[TE] 11/12/2014 – Zach Miller IR ( Ankle )
[DT] 11/11/2014 – Brandon Mebane IR ( Hamstring )
[DE] 11/06/2014 – Greg Scruggs IR ( Knee )
[LB] 12/05/2014 – Kevin Pierre-Louis IR ( Shoulder )
[WR] 01/04/2015 – Jermaine Kearse “?” Saturday vs. Carolina ( Hamstring )
[CB] 01/04/2015 – Tharold Simon “?” Saturday vs. Carolina ( Shoulder )
[TE] 01/04/2015 – Cooper Helfet “?” Saturday vs. Carolina ( Ribs )
[DE] 01/04/2015 – Demarcus Dobbs “?” Saturday vs. Carolina ( Ankle )
[C] 01/04/2015 – Max Unger “?” Saturday vs. Carolina ( Knee )

Next Game
Winner of this game advances to the NFC title game.

Carolina at Seattle Free Pick

The Seahawks have been destroying opponents and they may do that here, but we think that the Panthers fit the perfect profile to make this close. Seattle lost four of the five games that they allowed over 100 yards rushing and with Carolina’s rushing attack in full swing we believe that will be the case this week. We’re not going to call for the stright up win, but we will be wagering on a point spread cover.

Take the Carolina Panthers + 11

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