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Seattle Seahawks vs Carolina Panthers

Game Date: Sunday, October 7, 2012 | Game Time: 4:05 PM | Home Line: -1.0 | Total: 42.5

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Seattle Seahawks v Carolina Panthers Series Betting Trends

The Seattle Seahawks travel to Carolina to play the Panthers at 4:05 PM on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Carolina is the favorite in this matchup, laying -1.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 42.5.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NFL sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Seahawks/Panthers Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
September 8, 2013 Seattle 12Carolina73.044.5
October 7, 2012 Seattle 16Carolina12-1.042.5
December 5, 2010 Carolina 14Seattle31-4.540.0
December 16, 2007 Seattle 10Carolina13
January 22, 2006 Carolina 14Seattle34
October 31, 2004 Carolina 17Seattle23
October 8, 2000 Seattle 3Carolina26

When looking at the last 7 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 5 games compared to 2 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Seattle/Carolina series is 20.9 ppg while the vistor has put up 12.3 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 8.6 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 7 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 8.6 ppg. That represents a value number of 7.6 when meassured against the offered line of -1.0, suggesting a wager on Carolina makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 7 games between the Seahawks and the Panthers is 33.2 per game. That creates a differential of 9.3 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 42.5 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Seattle as the road team and with Carolina as the home team.

Recent Results when Seattle visits Carolina

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
September 8, 2013 Seattle 12Carolina73.044.5
October 7, 2012 Seattle 16Carolina12-1.042.5
December 16, 2007 Seattle 10Carolina13
October 8, 2000 Seattle 3Carolina26

When looking at the last 4 games in this series while Carolina has been the home team, we can see the Panthers have won 2 games compared to 2 wins for the Seahawks. Average points scored per game by Carolina in this situation is is 14.5 ppg while Seattle has put up 10.3 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 4.2 favoring the Panthers.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 4.2 ppg. That represents a value number of 3.2 when meassured against the offered line of -1.0, suggesting a wager on the Panthers makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks when you ponder a bet against the line, looking at this wager in the vacuum of this series situation.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 4 games between the Seahawks and the Panthers is 24.8 per game. That creates a differential of 17.7 against the line, suggesting a bet of Under 42.5 may hold the greatest value. At least in relation to the series history.

Can the Seattle Seahawks Cover the Spread?

This season the Seattle Seahawks have played 5 games, averaging 24.6 points per game, while allowing 25.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 2-3. Let's have a closer look at recent Seattle Seahawks results.

Recent Seattle Seahawks Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
October 19, 2014 Seattle 26St. Louis286.542.5
October 12, 2014 Dallas 30Seattle23-8.546.5
October 6, 2014 Seattle 27Washington17
September 21, 2014 Denver 20Seattle26-4.548.5
September 14, 2014 Seattle 21San Diego30
February 2, 2014 Seattle 43Denver8-2.047.5
January 19, 2014 San Francisco 17Seattle23-4.040.0

This season the Seattle Seahawks have played 3 games on the road, averaging 24.7 points per game, while allowing 25.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 1-2. Let's have a closer look at recent Seattle Seahawks results on the road.

Recent Seattle Seahawks Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
October 19, 2014 Seattle 26St. Louis286.542.5
October 6, 2014 Seattle 27Washington17
September 14, 2014 Seattle 21San Diego30
February 2, 2014 Seattle 43Denver8-2.047.5
December 15, 2013 Seattle 23New York07.542.0

Can the Carolina Panthers Cover the Spread?

This season the Carolina Panthers have played 6 games, averaging 26.3 points per game, while allowing 32.5 points per game. This has led to a season record of 3-3. Let's have a closer look at recent Carolina Panthers results.

Recent Carolina Panthers Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
October 19, 2014 Carolina 17Green Bay38-7.049.5
October 12, 2014 Carolina 37Cincinnati37-7.043.5
October 5, 2014 Chicago 24Carolina31
September 28, 2014 Carolina 10Baltimore38
September 21, 2014 Pittsburgh 37Carolina19-3.041.5
September 14, 2014 Detroit 7Carolina24
September 7, 2014 Carolina 20Tampa Bay14
January 12, 2014 San Francisco 23Carolina1041.0
December 29, 2013 Carolina 21Atlanta206.046.0
December 22, 2013 New Orleans 13Carolina17-3.544.5

This season the Carolina Panthers have played 3 games here at home, averaging 24.7 points per game, while allowing 22.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 2-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Carolina Panthers results when playing at home.

Recent Carolina Panthers Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
October 5, 2014 Chicago 24Carolina31
September 21, 2014 Pittsburgh 37Carolina19-3.041.5
September 14, 2014 Detroit 7Carolina24
January 12, 2014 San Francisco 23Carolina1041.0
December 22, 2013 New Orleans 13Carolina17-3.544.5
December 15, 2013 New York 20Carolina30-10.041.0
December 1, 2013 Tampa Bay 6Carolina27-7.541.0
November 18, 2013 New England 20Carolina24-3.046.5
November 3, 2013 Atlanta 10Carolina34-9.545.0
October 20, 2013 St. Louis 15Carolina30-7.042.5

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