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By OddsShark
January 09, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are 6-0 SU and ATS in the final six games of the regular season, and they open their Super Bowl title defense in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday night. Will Marshawn Lynch play a big role for Seattle in this weekend's playoff contest?

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Lynch is going off at -125 to rush for OVER 85.5 yards according to sportsbooks monitored by The UNDER 85.5 rushing yards line is set at -105. Lynch is going off at 3/1 to finish this weekend's action with the most rushing yards, but is behind DeMarco Murray at 2/1 on this prop bet. The other running backs in contention to finish the Divisional Round with the most rushing yards are Eddie Lacy (7/2), C.J Anderson (6/1), Jonathan Stewart (10/1) and Justin Forsett (10/1).

Denver hosts Indianapolis on Sunday afternoon as Peyton Manning takes on his old team. While Manning is one of the major contenders to finish the weekend with the most passing yards at 3/1 on the NFL Divisional Round betting lines, his opponent is the current favorite as Andrew Luck is going off at 5/2. Aaron Rodgers (3/1), Tom Brady (5/1), Tony Romo (7/1) and Joe Flacco (9/1) are expected to compete for the top spot in yardage, while Russell Wilson (20/1) and Cam Newton (25/1) are longshots.

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Dez Bryant had a disappointing game last week with only three catches and 48 receiving yards. He will try to bounce back this week when Dallas visits Green Bay and is going off at 6/1 to finish the Divisional Round with the most receiving yards on the week's NFL playoff betting props at the sportsbooks. Other favorites include Demaryius Thomas (15/4), Jordy Nelson (11/2), T.Y. Hilton (6/1), Randall Cobb (7/1) and Rob Gronkowski (7/1).

New England, Seattle, Denver and Green Bay, who earned first-round byes, are each two wins away from advancing to the Super Bowl. Will one of these four teams win the Super Bowl? “Yes” is the favorite at -500, while the “No” card of Baltimore, Indianapolis, Carolina and Dallas pays +350. Bettors can also bet on whether a team will come back from trailing at the half to win a game this weekend, with “yes” favored at -250 over “no” at +170. 

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