When the Panthers travel to Seattle for their NFC Divisional Playoff game Saturday against the Seahawks, Carolina will be a double-digit underdog.
Depending on the sportsbook, you’re looking at somewhere between 10.5 and 11 points. The oddsmakers also don’t expect a high-scoring affair. And that’s probably due to the team’s head-to-head history.
The Seahawks and Panthers have played in each of the past 3 seasons, with Seattle winning all the games by 5 points or less – this season 13-9, 12-7 last season and 16-12 in 2012. All 3 games were played in Charlotte.
The last time they met in Seattle, the Seahawks won 31-14 during the 2010 season.
The teams haven’t met in the playoffs since the NFC Championship Game after the 2005 season. The Seahawks won at home handily, 34-14.
Here are the betting lines you need to know:
Panthers-Seahawks Point Spread
Pinnacle Sports: Seahawks -10.5
Bovada: Seahawks -11
Westgate: Seahawks -10
BetOnline: Seahawks -10.5
As a double-digit home favorite, the Seahawks are 5-5 since 2012 (when Russell Wilson became the quarterback). In this scenario in 2014, they were 1-1.
The Panthers were 4-4 against the spread on the road this season. Seattle is 10-6 ATS and has covered in each game since Week 12.
The Seahawks are 3-1 ATS vs. the Panthers in the past 4 meetings.
Pinnacle Sports: 39.5
The total has gone under in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games. The total has gone over in 6 of the Panthers’ last 7 games on the road.
For the season, Seattle is 8-8 on the over-under and Carolina 9-8.
In the last 5 meetings between the two, the under is 4-1.
Panthers-Seahawks Money Line
Pinnacle Sports: Panthers 5.160 Seahawks 1.204
Bovada: None posted
Westgate: Panthers +450 Seahawks -600
BetOnline: Panthers +405 Seahawks -500