Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks - 12/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Bank of America Stadium)
SEA -, SEA -5.5
The Seattle Seahawks head East on Sunday for their game against the Carolina Panthers in a game between two teams in the NFC. In their last game, the Seahawks were defeated by the Los Angeles Rams by the score of 28-12. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson completed 22 of 36 passes for 245 yards and an interception. Chris Carson led the way for the Seahawks on the ground, carrying the ball 15 times for 76 yards. D.K. Metcalf was Seattle’s leading receiver on the night as he caught 6 passes for 78 yards. The Seattle offense gained a total of 308 yards while the Seahawks defense allowed a total of 455 yards to the Rams including 293 passing yards.
With the loss, Seattle is now 10-3 on the season which puts them in 2nd place in the NFC West. Russell Wilson has thrown for 3,422 yards and 26 touchdowns on the season against 5 interceptions. Chris Carson has carried the ball 246 times for 1,057 yards and 5 touchdowns. Tyler Lockett has been the leading receiver for Seattle as he has caught 67 passes for 874 yards and 6 touchdowns so far this season. Seattle enters their game against Carolina with 5 players listed on their injury report as Cody Barton, K.J. Wright and Jadeveon Clowney are listed as questionable while Mychal Kendricks and Rashaad Penny are listed as out.
The Carolina Panthers welcome the Seattle Seahawks to town after losing their last game to the Atlanta Falcons by the score of 40-20. Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen completed 28 of 41 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown against 2 interceptions. Running back Christian McCaffrey led the way for the Panthers on the ground, rushing 11 times for 53 yards. McCaffrey was also Carolina’s leading receiver as he caught 11 passes for 82 yards. The Carolina offense gained a total of 345 yards while their defense gave up a total of 461 yards to the Falcons offense.
With the loss to Atlanta, Carolina is now 5-8 on the season which places them in 3rd place in the NFC South and they will be looking to rebound at home against a tough Seattle Seahawks team. Kyle Allen has now thrown for 2,750 yards on the season, including 16 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. Running back Christian McCaffrey has rushed 246 times for 1,220 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season. D.J. Moore is the leading receiver for the Panthers as he has caught 78 passes for 1,061 yards and 4 touchdowns this year. Carolina enters Sunday’s game with 3 players listed on their injury report as Marquis Haynes is questionable while Greg Little and Greg Olsen are listed as out.
The Seahawks have scored an average of 26.2 points per game while allowing 24.7 points per game. Seattle has gained 404 yards per game while giving up 387.3 yards per game. The Panthers have scored an average of 23.1 points per game while giving up 27.7 points per game. Carolina has gained an average of 374.5 yards per game while allowing 394.9 yards per game. In their last 5 games Seattle is 4-1 as the loss to the Rams snapped a 5 game winning streak, while Carolina is 0-5 as their season continues to spiral out of control. I am going to go with the Seahawks in this one as even with the loss last week, they have played better as of late and are continuing to push for a playoff spot while Carolina’s season is essentially over. Seattle wins 31-17 and covers the spread.