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NFL Betting: Seahawks Can’t Look Ahead To The 49ers In Week One In Charlotte

Posted by Stan Simmons on 9/3/2013 8:17:25 PM

The angle on the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers is that the Seahawks have to push past distractions, and will not find it easy to do so.

Seattle Seahawks @ Carolina Panthers – Sunday, September 8

Betting line: Seahawks – 3

Why Seattle Will Win

This is an interesting aspect of Sunday’s game in Charlotte: Sport betting lines have installed Seattle as only a field goal favorite, despite the fact that Seattle made the second round of the playoffs last season while Carolina plummeted to the depths of the NFC. The Seahawks did win in Carolina last season, but they did so by only four points, 16-12, in an ugly game that featured a wobbly performance by Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, who had plainly not hit his stride as a rookie. The memory of that game is surely something that betting outlets had in mind when they set the line here, but there’s a very good reason to take Seattle here: The first week of the season should place minimal stress and strain on the Seahawks from a travel perspective. In week eight, this might have been a tougher game for Seattle to prepare for, but in week one, flying to the opposite coast for a game at 10 a.m. Pacific time shouldn’t really bother coach Pete Carroll’s team. Seattle should be able to ignore the time-zone distraction here and play up to its potential, something that didn’t always happen last season in visits to the East Coast.

Wilson is a much better quarterback than he was when he last faced Carolina. Seattle knows that this is the first game out of the chute and has had a little more time to formulate the right game plan. The Seahawks should be more prepared to face anything and everything that Carolina head coach Ron Rivera (a defensive guru) will throw at them.

Why Carolina Will Win

This is an intriguing online sports betting situation, in that while Seattle will be the better team over the course of the season, Carolina could certainly spring the upset in this one situation. Not only will Seattle be playing on the East Coast at an early start time – something West Coast teams frequently struggle with – it will be tempted to look ahead to week two of the NFL season. Seattle plays division rival San Francisco in week two, and human nature being what it is, the Seahawks could have that game on their minds while sleepwalking through a game against Carolina that they feel they should be able to win. This happens a lot more in college football, but it happens often enough to notice in the NFL. If Carolina quarterback Cam Newton flourishes and finds ways of evading pressure, the Panthers could score enough to win.

The best online betting sites are not going to count on this, but they do know that Seattle might very well play below its best – way below it, in fact – and open the door for Carolina.

Who Will Win

For so many of the reasons discussed above, Carolina will probably keep this game close. Yet, Seattle’s quality should shine through in the fourth quarter. There’s too much on the line this season for the Seahawks to stumble against a lower-tier team in week one.

NFL Betting Pick: Seahawks -3



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