The Seattle Seahawks are favored on Sunday night football betting game as they host the Carolina Panthers in an NFC Championship rematch on NBC. These teams met twice last season with the Panthers winning 27-23 at Seattle in the regular season and 31-24 in the playoffs. This betting season the Panthers come in at 4-7 and basically out of playoff contention while the Seahawks are 7-3-1 and leading the NFC West. Let’s look at the contest and Sunday Night Football picks.
The Panthers visit the Seahawks on Sunday, December 4th at 8:30 pm Eastern on NBC.
Seahawks -6.5, total 44.5
Panthers vs. Seahawks
The Panthers made it all the way to bet the Super Bowl and looked unbeaten for most of the seasons before falling to the Denver Broncos. This season hasn’t gone nearly as well as the Panthers have won just four games. If you remember, the Panthers had a lot of good luck last season as they won every single close game during the regular season. That has not been the case this year as the Panthers are losing all of their close games.
Carolina is scoring about 25 points per game and allowing 25 points per contest. The Panthers are just 1-3-1 ATS on the road with four of their five games on the road going over the total.
The Seahawks are 6-5 ATS this season including 3-2 ATS at home. Seattle is scoring just 20 points per game while allowing 17 points per contest. Seattle is expected to get some injured players back this week with center Justin Britt, and defensive starters Deshawn Shead and Michael Bennett expected to return. Seattle has gone over the total in three of their five home games.
NFL Odds at Best Sports Betting Sites
The Panthers are 2-5 ATS at the best online betting sites in their last 7 games in December. The Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Panthers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Seahawks are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games in December.
Looking at the total, the Over is 12-3 in the Panthers last 15 vs. a team with a winning record. The Under is 5-2 in the Panthers last 7 games in December. The Over is 17-7 in the Panthers last 24 vs. the NFC.
Sunday Night Football Picks
This is a last gasp type of game for Carolina if they want to have any shot of making the playoffs while it is a revenge game for Seattle as the Panthers beat them twice last season. The Panthers will not have their center Ryan Kalil who was placed on the IR. They also may be without linebacker Luke Kuechly who is dealing with concussion symptoms.
It is hard to see how Carolina wins without two of their top players so I will lay the points at the best sport betting sites.