Teams from the West Coast are supposed to have a tough time when they go to the East Coast, but football betting fans can see that this is apparently not the case for the Seahawks, considering the fact that they’re 5-0 both SU and ATS in their past five meetings that took place in the Eastern time zone, which include a win and a cover last year against the Panthers, to not mention their win in the Super Bowl. The Seahawks will pay a visit to the Panthers on Sunday for a third consecutive season due to a problem with the scheduling.
Seattle’s betting line opened up with the Seahawks being the favorites by three points. Earlier in the week, 44.5 was the total.
Last week, the Seahawks lost to the Rams 28-26 as the favorites by six points. Everything was done properly by St. Louis. The Rams were able to score on a very smart punt return, and in the last minutes of the game, a fake punt ended up being converted for a first down, and they pulled off a win. Still, Seattle almost won the game from a deficit of 21-3.
The Seahawks were able to outgain the Rams 463-272 in the game, as 313 yards were thrown by QB Russell Wilson even without Percy Harvin around. Seattle lost two consecutive meetings, but the team is able to take comfort in knowing that they took out the Panthers in September 12-7, and were able to outgain them 370-253 when that game took place.
Football betting fans can see that right now, Carolina are having a very difficult time, after their 38-17 loss last week to the Packers, but at 3-3-1 (4-3 ATS), they’re still leading the NFC South. Last week, the Panthers also had problems, as in the first quarter they lost 28-0 to the Packers.
Carolina ended up tying the score two weeks ago right at the buzzer when they took on the Bengals, and then they were able to again tie the score in overtime before making a tie of 37-37. The Panthers went on from a deficit three weeks ago of two TD’s to clinch a win against the Bears. Carolina are not playing like those who last year won the NFC South, partly because of problems with their running game besides Cam Newton, but maybe seeing RB Jonathan Stewart return will be able to help the team’s cause.