Trend of the Week: Seahawks vs. Panthers

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Context

The Seahawks-Panthers rivalry is growing thanks to the star power of Russell Wilson and Cam Newton, as well as highly entertaining games. Last season Carolina beat Seattle twice, once on the road in Week 5 and then in the NFC Divisional playoffs at home.

This Week 13 matchup doesn’t have the high stakes of a postseason contest but each squad is in need of a win. Seattle leads the NFC West but is looking to rebound after an awful offensive performance in a loss to Tampa Bay. Carolina is desperate to keep their playoff hopes alive; one more loss would likely eliminate them from the postseason.

Seattle is a touchdown favorite but can they cover against the Panthers?

There is a Pro System trend that points to taking Carolina plus the points. Teams that are road underdogs after a road loss have historically been undervalued. Thanks, recency bias! It also helps if the game is projected to be low scoring as this tends to favor the underdog as well.

Trend

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Take the road dog after a road loss in a low scoring game.

This Pro System has gone 162-101 (61.6%) ATS, +54.9 units.

Our Pick

Carolina is a motivated and desperate team as the playoffs are still a possibility. Seattle is better overall but seven points is too many. Take the Panthers plus the points.

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