This Sunday the Seattle Seahawks will host the Atlanta Falcons in a huge Week 6 showdown. Kickoff is set for 4:25 EST at Century Link Field and will be televised locally on FOX. Oddsmakers have Seattle as a 6.5-point favorite with the total at 45.5 points. Click here for more betting leans and game odds.
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Atlanta (4-1) has put together an impressive run since losing to the Bucs at home in Week 1. The Falcons have strung together 4 straight wins. The most recent a 23-16 road win over the Broncos last week. Atlanta also has road wins over the Raiders and Saints, plus 15-point home win over Carolina.
Seattle (3-1) will return from their bye week looking to build on a 27-17 road win over the Jets. The Seahawks only slip up this season was a 3-9 loss at Los Angeles in Week 2.
Free Betting Pick & Odds Predictions: Seahawks -6.5
With this line being almost a touchdown, I expected the public to come in heavy on Atlanta. They haven’t disappointed. I’m showing close to 64% of the bets on the Falcons. No surprise given what Atlanta has done the last 4 weeks.
It’s worth noting that despite the heavy public action, the line has moved in favor of Seattle. Going from the Seahawks -6 to -6.5. That means the sharp (big money players) are loading up on Seattle here. I couldn’t agree more and will take my chances with the Seahawks to win by at least a touchdown.
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A huge factor here is the scheduling advantage for Seattle. Coming off their bye, the Seahawks have had to full weeks to prepare for the Falcons. On the flip side of this, Atlanta has one of the most difficult back-to-back road trips you can have. Going from playing in the thin air of Denver to Seattle, where the Seahawks thrive in big games.
I’m also not convinced that the Falcons are the real deal. Keep in mind they started out 5-0 last year and ended up a mediocre 8-8. Yes, at Oakland, New Orleans and Denver look good. As does the victory at home against the Panthers. However, I’m also not convinced any of those teams are as good as people think.
My biggest concern with Atlanta is the defense, which comes in ranked 26th, allowing 389 ypg. You can only rely on your offense so much in this league. Especially on the road in a hostile environment. I believe this is the game it catches up to them.
Seattle has the 2nd ranked pass defense in the league, giving up just 183.8 ypg. Most importantly, they have an elite corner to lockdown Julio Jones. Plus, all that extra time to devise a game plan to slow this offense down.
Seahawks are 10-1 ATS under Pete Carroll as a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points and 12-4 ATS after 2 or more wins by 10+ points. Seattle is also 17-6 ATS in their last 23 versus bad defensive teams, allowing 375+ yards/game. Winning in this spot by an average score of 28 to 17.
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