In what it could be the closes game to call in this Divisional Round in the NFL Playoffs, the top sports betting sites have the 15-1 Carolina Panthers as the -1.5 favorites versus the Seattle Seahawks in a game that everybody is waiting to see. The Panthers have been a joy to watch all season long, and for the longest time they have been underrated y many media pundits and other sports insiders as they are not the typical big market team in the NFL. Their quest for the Super Bowl will have now a very tough challenge versus the experienced and dangerous Seattle team that will be looking to get redemption after last year’s Super Bowl. Who will come out on top and move on to the NFC championship game.
The two time NFC champs, have found in Russell Wilson a leader that has been phenomenal. He would be a guaranteed MVP if it weren’t for another QB who has had a even bigger impact (more on that player later on). In just the last eight games, Wilson has thrown for 25 TDs and just 2 INTs. Offensively the Seahawks have the weaponry to really test the Panthers defense. The possible X factor for this game will be if Marshawn Lynch will play on Sunday. Defensively, the Seahawks have the experience and the capability to truly make Cam Newton sweat and make the extra effort. They represent a big obstacle in the Panthers’ way, that’s why odd makers in sports betting sites are marking the line to be as close as it is currently.
If Wilson doesn’t win the MVP this season is because Cam Newton has had a fantastic year. It’s that simple. He is the heart and soul of this Carolina team. The Panthers appear to be a team that can push it to the limit and appear to be on their way for a Super Bowl appearance, and this game will be a real test to see if Carolina has what it takes to be the top dogs in the race for the Championship ring. Currently in most top sports betting sites, they appear to be the favorites to be the next world champions, even slightly above the New England Patriots.
One thing is for sure, this game will be a classic. Seattle will push Carolina to the limits. It will be a dramatic game that could see the Seahawks nearly stealing the win. But, Cam Newton will cement his MVP status at the final moment of the game. Sports Betting Sites have this game to be very close, but in the end it will be a 5 point game (at the very least). Carolina will win 35 – 30.