Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers Week 15 Betting Pick

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-12-10

The Seattle Seahawks (-6) are set to take on the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. This early afternoon matchup is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch it live by tuning in to FOX.

Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers Betting Odds 12/15/2019

Seattle is giving up 6 points in this NFC game. The Seahawks are currently being given -230 moneyline odds while the Panthers are +190. There might be some good in-game betting opportunities during this showdown, and the over/under (O/U) has been set at 48.5 points.

The early action has shifted to the Seahawks, as the line opened at 4.5. The game’s total has not moved after it was set initially at 48.5.

The Seahawks are 10-3 straight up (SU) while the Panthers are 5-8 SU. The surprising Seahawks have gained 7.0 units so far and are 7-5-1 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 7-6.

The Panthers have been a disappointment to moneyline bettors this season, losing 8.5 units. The team is 6-7 ATS and nine of its games have gone over the total.

The Seahawks will attempt to bounce back after a 28-12 defeat to the Rams in Week 14. Russell Wilson completed 22-of-36 passes for 245 yards and one interception. Chris Carson (76 rushing yards on 15 attempts) led the ground attack in the loss. DK Metcalf (six receptions, 78 yards) and Tyler Lockett (four catches, 43 yards) handled the receiving duties.

In Week 14, Atlanta took care of this Carolina crew by a score of 40-20. The Panthers defensive unit allowed the Falcons to pass for 313 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 159 yards and two scores. Devonta Freeman had a solid showing for Atlanta, accounting for 84 rushing yards and a score on 17 attempts. For Carolina, Kyle Allen completed 28-of-41 passes for 293 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Christian McCaffrey (53 yards on 11 rush attempts) spearheaded the ground attack in the defeat while McCaffrey (11 receptions, 82 yards) and Ian Thomas (five catches, 57 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps.

Seattle’s run the ball on 48.7 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Carolina has a rush percentage of 39 percent. The Seahawks have produced 141 rush yards/game and have 12 touchdowns via handoffs this year. The Panthers are totaling 119 rush yards per contest and have 17 total rushing TDs.

The Seahawks have tallied 263 yards per contest in the air overall and have 26 passing TDs so far. The Panthers have produced 256 pass yards per outing and have 16 total pass scores.

Defensively, Seattle has allowed 104 rush yards and 283 pass yards per game. Carolina has allowed 139.2 rushing yards per game and 255.8 to opposing teams in the air. The Panthers are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.51 to opposing QBs, while the Seahawks have given up a 6.19 ANY/A.

Wilson probably has the edge over Allen in this one, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 7.59for the season and 5.11 over the last two outings. Allen’s ANY/A is 4.87 for the year and 3.87 over his past two outings.

When these two teams met last year, Seattle knocked off Carolina by a field goal 30-27.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers Free NFL Pick

SU Winner – Seahawks, ATS Winner – Panthers, O/U – Over

Notes

Betting Notes

The Over/Under for Seattle’s last game going into it was 48. The under cashed in the team’s 28-12 loss to the Rams.

As a team, Seattle has averaged 5.5 yards per rush attempt across its last three games and 5.1 over its last two.

Carolina has averaged 4.0 yards per carry over its last three contests and 3.9 over its past two.

Both teams have lost 13 fumbles this season.

In its last three contests, Seattle is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.

The Over/Under for Carolina’s last game was set at 48. The over cashed in the 40-20 loss to Atlanta.

In its last three matches, Carolina is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in each of those three.

Carolina has lost seven of its last eight games SU, with a 10-point victory over Tennessee on November 3rd representing its only win over that stretch.

The Seahawks offense has registered eight pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Panthers have accounted for six such plays.

The Seattle defense has allowed five pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Carolina has given up three such plays.

The Seattle offense has created 11 rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Carolina has created seven such runs.

The Seahawks defense has allowed 10 rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Panthers have given up 19 such runs.

The Carolina defense has registered more than twice as many sacks as Seattle this year (47 to 23).

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