According to our odds bros at Odds Shark, the Atlanta Falcons opened as -6.5 favorites over the Seattle Seahawks. That line has grown to -7, and how anyone can place money in a wager on a game involving the Seahawks is beyond me.
Because you’re not just betting on whether Seattle will win. You’re betting on which Seahawks team will arrive at the stadium and whether that team will win. It’s like a two-team teaser involving one team. Observe.
All but two Seahawks games this season have been resolved by more than one score. They’ve been blown out seven times, yet beaten four teams by big margins. Their W-L columns look like binary code — in only three games this season have they ended up with the same result as the game before. Otherwise up, down, up, down, Contra code.
Looking at what each team has done on the year as a whole, I’d take the Falcons. Even if Matt Ryan has a weathery game, Michael Turner should be able to level Qwest Field. But I’m staying far away from a team this hot-and-cold.