Expert Picks, Predictions Against The Spread: Seahawks @ Falcons Week 8

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Tony Caliente
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Experts across the Net have picks on Sunday's Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons Week 8 game.  The line on this game has sat at Seahawks -7 with a handful of books moving it to -6.5.  65% of the spread action was on Seattle and nearly all the moneyline action was on the Seahawks here as well at a price of -305 paying out $10 for every $30.50 bet (that $30.50 is refunded just as long as Seattle wins outright).  You can open your anonymous online betting account with just a valid email here (note that name, address and text will entitle you to greater sign up bonuses).

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Sagarin Says

The line on this game should be Seattle -4.5, however, the Sagarin formula does not fully factor in injuries, and there are plenty of those on the Falcons side.

There is some offsetting.  The Falons home field advantage should be slightly better than the current league average of 1.41 due to Seattle's cross country travels, not to mention they faced off against a tough Ravens team in Week 7.

Expert Picks

From CBS Sports:

Seattle isn't immune to a slip-up, but it's not happening in Atlanta. The Falcons are giving up more points than all but the Dolphins, Matt Ryan is banged up, and Russell Wilson should have a chance to pad his numbers for the MVP race. Look out, Dan Quinn.

Prediction: Seahawks 31, Falcons 9

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Key Trends

As a home underdog of 3.5 to 7 points, Atlanta is just 6-17.

In all games where the total is greater than or equal to 49.5, the Seahawks are just 4-10 Straight Up dating back to 1992.  They have to cover this one by 6.5 points.

The OVER is 7-1 in the last eight meetings. The total is 53.  These date back to 2008.  These two teams have met five times since 2013.

Atlanta has won the last two meetings and six of the last eight.

Fantasy Picks

From Lukas Kaser of Flurry Sports:

"There is no question that Chris Carson is the bell cow to this team, as the last three games he has seen snap shares of 84%, 80%, 89%. No matter the defense, Carson will be matchup proof with the work he receives."

- Tony Caliente,

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