The Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at CenturyLink Field.
Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks
When: 8:30 PM ET, Sunday, December 4, 2016
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
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TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC.
LINE: Seahawks -7. O/U: 44.5
PREDICTION: Seahawks 24, Panthers 20
Oddsmakers currently have the Seahawks listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Panthers, while the game’s total is sitting at 44.
Seattle amassed 88 points during a three-game winning streak prior to last week’s dud against the Buccaneers, in which quarterback Russell Wilson threw for a season-low 151 yards and was intercepted twice — matching his season total from the first 10 games. Running back Thomas Rawls was limited to 38 yards on 12 carries in his second game back from a broken leg, although Wilson rushed for a season-high 80 yards. Star safety Earl Thomas was a full participant in practice Thursday after missing the first game of his career last week while defensive end Michael Bennett could return to the lineup for the first time since Week 7. The Seahawks are allowing a league-low 17 points per game.
Seattle was a 14-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Buccaneers. They failed to cover the -5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 19 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 7-3-1 SU,5-5-1 ATS
Seattle is 14-5-1 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 6 games
Seattle is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Carolina’s last four games — and six of the past seven — have been decided by three points and it is 2-4 in those games, along with a one-point defeat at Denver in the season opener. Quarterback Cam Newton had a passer rating above 100 in half of his 16 games en route to winning league MVP honors last season, but he has reached triple digits once this year and has completed less than 60 percent of his passes in six of 10 games. Running back Jonathan Stewart finally broke out with 96 yards rushing and two touchdowns in last week’s loss after averaging 2.7 yards per carry in his previous three games. Carolina ranks second against the run (79.5 yards) but 29th versus the pass (275.2).
Last time out for Carolina, they were a 35-32 loser as they battled the Raiders on the road. The Panthers covered in the match as a +3.5-point underdog, while 67 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 4-7 SU,3-6-2 ATS
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