The Carolina Panthers head over the to the west coast for today’s playoff game versus the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks have won the last 4 straight meetings versus the Panthers and even though the last 3 meetings were all very close low scoring games they were also all played in Carolina. The last meeting played in Seattle was in 2010 and that game saw the Seahawks crush the Panthers 31-14.
Head to Head Trends
Seahawks have won the last 4 straight meetings.
Seahawks are 3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Seattle Seahawks (-11)
The Seahawks finished 1st in the NFC West with a 12-4 record which was also tied for the best record in the NFL this season with four other teams. The Seahawks actually got off to a very mediocre start this season winning just 3 of their first 6 games but they were one of the best teams in the league after that winning 9 of their last 10 games. Not only did they win 9 of their last 10 games they were crushing teams outscoring their opponents by 12.2 points per game on average and that actually increased to 15.8 points per game over their final 6 games of the season. The Seahawks were one of the best home teams in the league again this season where they finished 7-1 and outscored opponents 26-15 on average.
Seattle Seahawks Trends
Seahawks are 36-16-2 ATS in their last 54 home games.
Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games.
Carolina Panthers (+11)
The Carolina Panthers finished 1st in the pathetic NFC South with a 7-8-1 record. Its actually kind of unbelievable that a team who goes 7 games without a win can make the playoffs but just shows how bad the NFC South was this season. The Panthers averaged 346 yards and 21.2 points per game on offense and allowed 340 yards and 23.4 points per game on defense. The Panthers may have struggled for most of the season but they finished strong winning their last 4 games of the regular season plus they beat the Cardinals last week in the opening round of the playoffs.
Carolina Panthers Trends
Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in January.
Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
I like the Seattle Seahawks over the Panthers in this one. The Panthers may have won their last 5 games but they weren’t exactly against the toughest competition so I think they’re going to be in for a huge wake up call today when they go up against the Seahawks who has best defense in the league.
Free Pick: Seattle Seahawks -11