$3,500.00 Pick documented: Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 2:07 PM
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Looking for a rock-solid trend heading into the divisional round this weekend? Well, how about this one. In their entire history, the Seattle Seahawks have never won a road playoff game as an underdog. The Atlanta Falcons have their postseason demons as well but none quite as significant as the ones Pete Carroll and the limited Legion of Boom will have to come to terms with this Saturday.
The Seahawks are 0-8 in their last 8 road playoff games as underdogs.
Passing has taken over the NFL and the 2016-17 Atlanta Falcons are an amalgamation of that, the Matt Ryan-Julio Jones combo and a Kyle Shanahan offense that has been fooling every defense it’s gone up against. Atlanta was near the top of the list in almost every offensive category this year and scored an average of 38.5 points in its final four games. Most of the arguments I’ve heard for the Seahawks this week have included something about their pass defense but what I’m telling you is that without Earl Thomas, Seattle is a different team and is actually a below average team at defending against the aerial attack.
The positive for the Seahawks is that they’re 14-5-1 in their last 20 games as an underdog of 4.5 points or less and are coming off a pretty significant drubbing of the Detroit Lions in the Wild Card round. Russell Wilson has stopped looking for his running game and it’s paid dividends for his team’s offense. Since the ‘Hawks game against the Buccaneers in late November, Wilson has thrown 12 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions and has an average passer rating of 103.13.
So, can the Seahawks keep pace with the high-octane offense of the Falcons and avoid losing their ninth consecutive road playoff game as an underdog? That’s the big question, because, for the last four weeks, no one has been able to. The Seahawks real advantage Saturday is going to be on the ground. Atlanta has the second worst rush defense in the league and the Seahawks rushed for 177 yards on the Lions last week. The problem with that is that when Matty Ice starts piling up the points, Seattle will most likely have to give up the run and start chucking the ball into a group of receivers.
If Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin are not great in this game, the Seahawks do not have a chance.
PREDICTION: Atlanta Falcons 30-17
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|Seattle Seahawks||+6.5||-102.0||+242.0||51.0 over||100.0|
|Atlanta Falcons||-6.5||102.0||-242.0||51.0 under||100.0|
|A $100 Moneyline bet on Seattle Seahawks +242.0 cashes for||$342.00|
|A $100 Moneyline bet on Atlanta Falcons -242.0 cashes for||$141.32|
|A $100 Points Spread bet on Seattle Seahawks +6.5 cashes for||$198.04|
|A $100 Points Spread bet on Atlanta Falcons -6.5 cashes for||$202.00|
|A $100 Over bet on the total points 51.0 cashes for||$200.00|
|A $100 Under bet on the total points 51.0 cashes for||$200.00|
|Seattle Seahawks +242.0 Moneyline Moves|
Seattle Seahawks MONEYLINE payout currently is $342.00 for a $100 bet. Seattle Seahawks MONEYLINE payout has increased $72.00 versus when the line first opened. The best payout so far on a $100 MONEYLINE bet has been $357.00.
These MONEYLINE odds imply Seattle Seahawks a 29% chance of winning. If you think Seattle Seahawks chances of winning are better than 29% then betting Seattle Seahawks on the MONEYLINE would be a smart bet for you.
|Atlanta Falcons -242.0 Moneyline Moves|
Atlanta Falcons MONEYLINE payout currently is $141.32 for a $100 bet. The best payout so far on a $100 MONEYLINE bet has been $155.56.
These MONEYLINE odds imply Atlanta Falcons a 71% chance of winning. If you think Atlanta Falcons chances of winning are better than 71% then betting Atlanta Falcons on the MONEYLINE would be a smart bet for you.
|Seattle Seahawks +6.5 Points Spread Line Moves|
With Seattle Seahawks you're getting 3.0 more points now versus when the line first opened.
If you like Seattle Seahawks with the POINTS SPREAD, there has never been a better time so far to bet it. Will the spread for Seattle Seahawks get even better as the game gets closer is the question?
|Atlanta Falcons -6.5 Points Spread Line Moves|
The best time to have taken the POINTS SPREAD so far with Atlanta Falcons was when the line was -3.5.
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|Atlanta Falcons Total Points +51.0 Line Moves|
The TOTAL POINTS has moved up 2.0 points. The best time to take the UNDER was when the total was at 52.0. The best time to take the OVER was when the total was at 49.0.