[4:25 PM] Falcons @ Seahawks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Atlanta Falcons (4-1)

@ Seattle Seahawks (3-1)


Current odds:

Atlanta Falcons: (+250)

Seattle Seahawks: (-300)


ESPN simulations have Atlanta as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Seattle to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Seahawks by 6 points.

Any questions of whether the Atlanta Falcons’ fast start was somewhat of a fluke were put to rest last week following a convincing road victory over the reigning Super Bowl champions. Life won’t get any easier for the Falcons, who put a four-game winning streak on the line when they head to the Pacific Northwest for a matching against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Quarterback Matt Ryan leads the league’s No. 1-ranked offense into Seattle, topping the NFL in passing yards (1,740) and passer rating (121.6) while ranking second with 12 touchdowns. Stud wide receiver Julio Jones had a quiet week against Denver after hauling in 12 receptions for 300 yards and a touchdown in the drubbing of Carolina. Atlanta is receiving great production from the backfield tandem of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, with each scoring a TD last week while combining for 119 yards rushing and 167 yards receiving. Defense has long been an issue for the Falcons, but they collected six sacks against the Broncos — 3.5 by 2015 first-round pick Vic Beasley.

Seattle managed only one touchdown in splitting its first two games of the season but rebounded to put up 64 points in back-to-back victories over San Francisco and the New York Jets. Despite playing with a sprained knee against the Jets, Wilson threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns and says he feels great following the additional rest. While Christine Michael continues to carry the running game in place of an injured Thomas Rawls, the biggest surprise has been the return to health by tight end Jimmy Graham, who is coming off consecutive six-catch, 100-yard games. Seattle allows 13.5 points per game and owns the league’s top-ranked defense (264 yards per game).

The Falcons are averaging 35.0 points and 457.4 yards per game, both league highs by a wide margin.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin has eight touchdown receptions in his last five home games.

Jones had 11 catches for 127 yards in his only matchup versus the Seahawks in 2011 at Seattle.


StreakSmarts Pick: Seattle Seahawks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick