NFL Playoffs 2013 odds and lines: Seahawks vs. Falcons

Scott Cunningham

The Falcons are slight favorites to win their first playoff game with Matt Ryan at the helm.

The Atlanta Falcons face the Seattle Seahawks with a trip to the NFC Championship on the line this weekend, and oddsmakers have the home team as the slight favorite in the Georgia Dome. Atlanta began the week as three-point favorites, the advantage typically given to the host in an even matchup.

More money has been coming in for the Seahawks, as the line has since moved to as low as one point at one book, with it going down to 2 1/2 at others. Seattle was 11-5 against the spread in the regular season, identical to their straight up mark. The Falcons won 13 games, but were just 9-6-1 ATS.

The Seahawks had a larger scoring margin advantage, despite playing a tougher schedule and winning less games than Atlanta. Seattle averaged 25.8 points per game while leading the league with 15.3 allowed. Atlanta scored 26.7 and gave up 18.7.

The total was set at 45 initially, but has since moved up to 46 in some places. Seattle hit the over half the time this year, while the Falcons hit the under 11 out of 16 times.

For more on this game, be sure to check out the Seahawks vs. Falcons odds page at Odds Shark.

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