The Seattle Seahawks will be looking to put an end to a two-game losing streak both SU and ATS on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Panthers in Carolina. Despite their skid, however, the Seahawks opened as three-point road favorites against the Panthers at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, with Carolina coming off an even uglier outing last week.
The Seahawks followed up their 30-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys as 9.5-point favorites with a 28-26 loss to the St. Louis Rams last weekend as 6.5-point favorites. That dropped the defending Super Bowl champions to 3-3 both SU and ATS on the season heading into Week 8, when they'll face a Panthers team that just got blasted 38-17 by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Carolina is 3-3-1 SU and 4-3 ATS on the season.
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The Seahawks are 3-0 both SU and ATS in their last three games against the Panthers, and 4-0 ATS in their last four road games against NFC South teams. The Panthers, meanwhile, are just 1-3 both SU and ATS in their four most recent home games against teams from the NFC West.
Seattle finds itself two games behind the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West through seven weeks, with the Cardinals at home Sunday for a late-afternoon kickoff against the Philadelphia Eagles. Arizona, at 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS on the season, opened as a 2.5-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com for their game against the Eagles, who are 5-1 both SU and ATS on the season but trail the Cowboys in the NFC East.
Dallas opened as a nine-point home favorite for their game on Monday night against Washington, while New Orleans was set as a 1.5-point home favorite on the opening NFL betting lines for their game on Sunday night against Green Bay. With the Saints at just 2-4 both SU and ATS on the season, however, that line had dropped to a pick'em at some online sportsbooks.
In other marquee action for Week 8 the Denver Broncos opened as 6.5-point home favorites against the San Diego Chargers for Thursday night, while the Indianapolis Colts opened as 1.5-point road favorites against the Pittsburgh Steelers for late Sunday afternoon. The Cincinnati Bengals opened as 2.5-point home favorites for their game against the rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon, and the Detroit Lions opened as three-point chalk as they head to Wembley Stadium in London to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday morning