Panthers vs Seahawks Prediction - NFL Picks 9/24/23

Seattle Seahawks (1-1) vs Carolina Panthers (0-2)

Game Info: Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 4:05 pm (Lumen Field)

Betting Odds: Seattle Seahawks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 42 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks do battle Sunday afternoon in week 3 NFL action at Lumen Field. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Carolina Panthers Betting Preview

The Carolina Panthers are still looking for their first win of the season. The Panthers haven’t started a season 0-3 since 2010 when they won 2 games the whole season. Andy Dalton gets the start for the Panthers, a 35-year-old who has 38,149 passing yards and 244 touchdowns for his career. Adam Thielen and Hayden Hurts have combined for 127 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Chuba Hubbard has 7 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 127 yards per contest, and Miles Sanders leads the way with 115 yards on 32 carries. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 22 points and 281 yards per game. Derrick Brown leads the Carolina Panthers with 15 tackles, Frankie Luvu has 2.5 sacks and Vonn Bell has 1 interception.

Carolina Panthers Team Facts

  • The Panthers have lost each of their last seven matches when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • The Panthers have covered the spread in each of their last five Week 3 games.
  • The Panthers have won the first quarter in four of their last five games as underdogs against NFC West opponents.
  • The Panthers have won the first half in each of their last five Week 3 games.
  • Eight of the Panthers' last nine games in September have gone UNDER the total points line.

Seattle Seahawks Betting Preview

The Seattle Seahawks look for their first home win to get above a .500 record. The Seahawks have split their last 10 home games. Geno Smith is completing 71.5 percent of his passes for 440 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have combined for 191 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Noah Fant has 4 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 83.5 yards per contest, and Kenneth Walker III leads the way with 107 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 30.5 points and 422 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 28 tackles, Tre Brown has 1 sack and Julian Love has 1 pass deflection.

Seattle Seahawks Team Facts

  • The Seahawks have lost each of their last four September games as favorites.
  • The Seahawks have failed to cover the spread in seven of their last eight games played on the West Coast.
  • The Seahawks have lost the first quarter in three of their last four games as moderate favorites (-3.5 to -7.0 points).
  • The home team has won the first half in 10 of the Seahawks' last 11 Week 3 games.
  • The Seahawks have scored the first touchdown in nine of their last 11 Week 3 games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Seahawks ranked 32nd in the NFL in punt return yards per game (6.4) last season
  • The Seahawks ranked 1st in the NFC West for passing yards per game last season (231.4)
  • The Panthers ranked 29th in the NFL in yards per game (306.2) last season
  • The Panthers ranked 29th in the NFL in passing yards per game (176.2) last season

Randy’s Pick

Lumen Field remains a tough place to play, and you'd assume a road overtime win over the Lions will get the Seahawks a needed shot in the arm coming back home. The Carolina Panthers haven't done much offensively through 2 games, and it's hard to believe things change with a washed up Andy Dalton at quarterback. The Panthers are 25th in run defense, which isn't ideal when the Seahawks have a mobile quarterback as well in Geno Smith. This feels like a spot where the Seahawks can get rolling and get a comfortable home win under their belt to feel good about themselves. I'll take Seattle by a touchdown.

Randy’s Pick Seattle Seahawks -5.5

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