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Point spread, total, moneyline and more for Seahawks-Falcons in Week 8

The Falcons have a huge question mark with QB Matt Ryan, and so a point spread for their matchup with the Seahawks was not released until late in the week. We break down the notable odds now that we have a line.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looking for an open receiver during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday and his availability for Sunday is still in doubt. Head coach Dan Quinn announced Ryan is questionable and a game-time decision. Because of his uncertain status, DraftKings has only announced limited betting lines. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

With or without Ryan, the Seahawks are certain to be heavy favorites. The Falcons are already all-but eliminated from postseason contention, four games back in the Wild Card race and five games back in their division. There is increasing speculation that head coach Dan Quinn will be fired before the end of the season. They’ve allowed the second-most points and the sixth-most yards, and they also have the fourth-worst turnover differential. They are on a five-game losing streak and they have given up at least 34 points in each of the last three games. The passing offense has been great, but they have the fourth-fewest rushing yards and have managed a miserable 3.7 yards per carry.

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Meanwhile, the Seahawks have been great. The defense has been sufficient, and their offense has been humming. They are fourth in net yards gained per pass attempt and 12th in rushing yards. Russell Wilson is getting MVP buzz, leading the league in passing TDs and ranking second in passer rating. He should feast on one of the worst defenses in the league – and a defense that especially struggles against the pass.

All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.

Seahawks at Falcons

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Falcons +6.5
Total Points: 53
Money Line: Falcons +250; Seahawks -315

Records

Overall: Seahawks 5-2; Falcons 1-6
ATS: Seahawks 3-4; Falcons 1-6
O/U: Seahawks 4-3; Falcons 3-4

Notable Prop Bets

Seahawks:

This section will be updated when odds are posted.

Falcons:

This section will be updated when odds are posted.

Betting Trends

  • The Seahawks have won each of their last 17 games as favorites following a loss.
  • The road team has covered the spread in each of the Seahawks’ last nine games.
  • Seven of the last eight games between the Seahawks and Falcons have gone over the total points line.
  • Tyler Lockett has scored the first touchdown in each of the Seahawks’ last two games as favorites.
  • Calvin Ridley has scored a touchdown in five of the Falcons’ last six games against NFC opponents.
  • Julio Jones has scored at least one touchdown in five of the Falcons’ last six games as home underdogs against NFC opponents.
  • Chris Carson has scored a touchdown in three of the Seahawks’ last four games in October.

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