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Panthers Favored Over Seahawks in NFC Divisional Playoff Game

The NFC Divisional playoff games continue on Sunday, January 17, as the Seattle Seahawks play the Carolina Panthers. The game at Bank of American Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 1:05 PM ET. Currently, Carolina is a slight favorite to win at home and advance.

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The Seahawks are 11-6 SU and 8-8-1 ATS so far this season. They are 6-3 on the road, and seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with ten going UNDER. They are coming off of a 10-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round, where they lost against the spread as -4 point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 40 point line set by sports gambling oddsmakers in that one.

The Panthers are 15-1 SU and 11-5 ATS overall this season. They are 8-0 at home, and ten of their games went OVER the line, five went UNDER, and one was a PUSH. They are coming off of a 38-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where they won against the spread as -10 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 44 point line set by the sportsbook for that matchup.

Seattle is 4-1-1 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 6-2 ATS overall lately. They are 5-2 ATS on grass, and 6-1-1 ATS on the road against teams with a winning record at home.

The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent games overall, and UNDER in all 4 of their games after a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 on the road, and OVER in 5 of their last 6 in the Divisional round. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 in the playoffs, and OVER in 8 of their last 11 games against teams with a winning record.

Carolina is 4-0 ATS at home lately, and 8-3 ATS against NFC teams. They are 9-4 ATS overall recently, and 1-4 ATS in playoff games.

The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their games coming off of a win spreadwise, and OVER in 4 of their last 6 in January. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 at home, and OVER in 11 of their last 14 against NFC opponents. The total has gone OVER in 10 of their last 15 games overall, and OVER in 9 of their last 13 games in the playoffs.

Between these teams, the total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent matchups in Carolina.

They last met on October 18, 2015, when the Panthers won 27-23, and won against the spread as 7 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 41 point line set by NFL gambling professionals in that game.

For Sunday's NFC Divisional playoff game, the Panthers are listed in the betting odds as -3 point home favorites. The over/under is set at 44 points. On the moneyline, Carolina is a -145, while Seattle is a +125.

Obviously, the oddsmakers and betting public see this as the closest of the games for this weekend.