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Over/Under Play of the Week: Play the Totals When Carolina Visits Seattle

Panthers and Seahawks Light Up Lumen Field

Whenever Seattle and Carolina meet, points will be scored — lots of it. That’s why their last seven meetings have all gone over their respective totals. And now, at 42 points, we like for this trend to continue. Buck the gambler’s fallacy here as Carolina is due to score given Seattle’s poor defense. This is our best over/under play of the week.

Panthers Due for a Breakout

It’s been growing pains for the young Panthers. That was expected as this team scored a grand total of 27 points in its last two games. But that is due to end as Carolina heads to Lumen Field, a place where it has typically flourished. Carolina’s totals have gone over in its last five trips to Seattle. And it’ll continue the trend here.

Over/Under Play of the Week: Play the Totals When Carolina Visits Seattle
Geno Smith #7 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before the game/Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Seattle has a subpar defense and is dealing with a few injuries. Safety Jamal Adams is out on the secondary and the front seven are missing a slew of players. On top of that, this is a Seahawks defense that ranked below average in pressure rate in 2022 and bottom three in rushing defense.

The Panthers don’t have the best weapons. But Miles Sanders is a capable running back and Hayden Hurst and Adam Thielen are solid veterans as receivers. Bryce Young is a promising talent, although he missed practice Wednesday due to injury The offensive line can be decent enough for this team to be worth betting online, especially against an anemic Seattle pass rush.

Seahawks Give and Take With Points

Seattle is one of our favorite teams to bet online when it comes to totals. You have a prolific offense combined with a defense filled with holes. Never mind that nearly 60% of Seattle’s home games since 2020 have trended to the ‘under’ (11-16-0). This team will find ways to score, especially against Carolina’s defense without two of its best players.

True, Carolina’s ‘D’ has gutted out some performances against division rivals. The team allows an average passer rating of just 83.2 through two games and 149 passing yards. That’s not bad, especially since it held Derek Carr to zero touchdowns and a 65.5 passer rating. But Seattle is better coached on offense and Geno Smith remains efficient.

Smith had a so-so game against Carolina last season. But he still threw for three touchdowns and helped the Seahawks score 24 points. Thus, we can bank on the offense to put up points despite defensive resistance from Carolina. This should be a no-brainer as far as NFL picks and predictions are concerned.

Over/Under Betting Trend to Care About

Carolina-Seattle will make for the best NFL Over/Under bet on September 24 due to at least one team scoring 27+ points in their last four games in Seattle. In fact, these teams’ average total has been 52.1 in their last seven meetings.

The Over/Under for Panthers vs Seahawks is…

We recognize the dangers the Panthers’ defense poses here. It won’t be shocking if Carolina shuts down Seattle and holds it to under 20 points. But we don’t see both teams failing to hit the 20-point mark. As a result, it is best to bet over 42 points on the NFL Over/Under for September 24.

Carolina will have its highest-scoring game while Seattle will do just enough to make it eight straight games where these teams go over the total.

NFL Pick: Panthers-Seahawks Over 42 (-110)

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