Seattle Seahawks Surging but Before the season started there would have been a high level of anticipation for this game, a late in the year slugfest between teams likely make the playoffs and even compete for the Super Bowl. However, things have not gone as planned for either, but while Seattle Seahawks Surging back to the playoffs (it seems) the Ravens are out of the race and decimated by injury. Hopefully we still get a competitive game.
Sunday December 13
M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
Seahawks -9, not total currently listed
It has taken some time and some injury losses but the Seahawks are finally playing like the team we thought they were. They have won three in a row, all covers, and even though Jimmy Graham is lost for the year and Marshawn Lynch’s return is unknown, they have to like their chances going forward. Seattle’s defense pummeled Minnesota last week and even without Lynch they are still able to run the ball and get the offensive balance they need. QB Russell Wilson is playing his best ball of the season without having to jam things into Graham. Over the past three game his TD/INT ratio is 11/0. In a word the team is hot.
Not much has gone right for the Ravens this season. In their first game they lost their defensive leader in Terrell Suggs and since then they have gone on to lose more impact players and games than they have in quite a while. If they ran the table they could finish at .500 for the year but their schedule features Wild Card contenders from both conference who are definitely not going to let them off easy. Their defense still gives them a fighting chance most days but their offense is really nut much to fear. They are simply overmatched these days.
Prediction: The only thing the Ravens have going for them in this one is the location. The Seattle Seahawks Surging seem to be peaking at the right time and though they are certainly not perfect they should have a lot of success doing what they want on both sides of the ball in this one. The number looks big but when you look at these teams closely and currently it seems pretty fair. Just bet it before it jumps to 10.
Pick: Seattle -9
Over is 4-0 in Seahawks last 4 games on fieldturf.
Over is 4-0 in Seattle Seahawks Surging last 4 games overall.
Ravens are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.
Under is 5-0 in Ravens last 5 games in December.
Over is 6-0 in Ravens last 6 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.
RB Marshawn Lynch – Out
TE Jimmy Graham – Out
QB Joe Flacco – Out
QB Matt Schaub – Probable
RB Justin Forsett – Out