Atlanta to win vs. Seattle Moneyline
Kyle Pitts under 3.5 rec vs. Seattle Prop bet
Falcons vs. Seattle Week 3 matchup preview and current betting lines
Atlanta (0-2) heads to Seattle (1-1) in search of its first win of the season after falling 31-27 to the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Los Angeles Rams. Seattle will try and get its season back on track after suffering a blowout 27-7 defeat to San Francisco.
The Falcons hung around for most of the afternoon and managed to cut the Rams’ lead to one score with 4:57 left in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay did everything he could to wind down the clock, even taking a safety. The Falcons received the ball with a few seconds but failed to convert on the miracle-needing play, deep in their own territory.
Both teams are currently in a rebuild, especially at the quarterback position. Marcus Mariota replaced Matt Ryan (left for Indianapolis) and isn’t likely the long-term answer under center. Geno Smith battled Drew Lock (acquired in a trade with Denver) during preseason camp and won the starting job after Russell Wilson went to the Broncos.
Seattle trailed for the majority of the game after San Francisco took the lead early in the first quarter. The Seahawks finally got on the scoreboard with 5:25 remaining in the third to reduce the deficit to 13, but were unable to score again and conceded during the fourth quarter.
The current moneyline odds for this contest on Caesars Sportsbook are Atlanta (-105) vs. Seattle (-110). Seattle is a 1-point favorite on the spread at -110 odds.
Players to watch in the Atlanta vs. Seattle contest
Drake London: The No. 8 overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft came onto the scene against the Rams. The USC product had eight catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. London was drafted to replace Calvin Ridley (suspended for the 2022 season for gambling).
DK Metcalf: The athletically gifted receiver has failed to make an impact through two games so far in 2022. The 24-year-old has 11 catches for 71 yards and hasn’t eclipsed 36 yards in a game. In the previous three seasons, Metcalf recorded 3,170 yards and caught 29 touchdowns. A big part of the problem is Geno Smith not being of the same caliber as former quarterback Wilson.
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Atlanta vs Seattle moneyline: Atlanta @ -105
Seattle isn’t the same team without Wilson and it’s been clear. Even with the quarterback, the team struggled in 2021 with a 7-10 record and missed the postseason. Smith played poorly against the 49ers going 24-of-30 for 197 yards and an interception. He was also sacked twice.
In the loss, Seattle earned only 14 first downs and 214 total yards. The rushing attack failed too as it posted 36 yards on 14 carries, for an average of 2.6 yards per tote.
The week 1, 17-16 win over Denver was a fluke after the Broncos practically beat themselves. Denver fumbled the ball twice on the Seattle one-yard line as they were about to score and mismanaged the clock on the final drive. Brandon McManus attempted a lengthy 64-yard field goal to win but missed. If it weren’t for these mishaps the Seahawks would’ve lost probably by double-digits and be 0-2.
Atlanta was given little to no chance to have a successful 2022 campaign but has played well in its two losses. Although the team is 0-2, its lost the two games by a total of five points.
Marcus Mariota hasn’t performed as poorly as many pundits predicted him to. The former No. 2 overall pick has thrown for 411 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and has a quarterback rating of 59.1 (12th in the NFL).
Atlanta is ninth in points per game on offense (26.5). The team probably should’ve beat New Orleans in its opener but blew a 16-point fourth-quarter lead. The Falcons will look to exploit the Seahawks’ 25th-ranked defense that is allowing 403 yards per game.
The Falcons will probably come out desperate to win and beat the Seahawks. Against the spread, Atlanta is 4-1 versus Seattle in its previous five meetings. With the spread being only a point, we believe at ESTNN the right decision is to take the Atlanta moneyline (-105) at Caesars Sportsbook.
Falcons vs. Seahawks odds: Kyle Pitts under 3.5 receptions @ +125
The 2021 fourth-overall pick for Atlanta hasn’t produced consistently in his career. In two games this season, Pitts has two receptions in each game for a total of 38 yards. Against the Rams, while trailing, the Florida product was only targeted three times.
Pitts has failed to reach over two receptions in his last five games dating back to 2021. In 10 of his last 16 games, the 21-year-old has succeeded to hit the receptions under prop. This matchup should be competitive or have Atlanta dominate (less probable). These two game scripts don’t promote a scenario where Pitts gets over 3.5 receptions.
Our pick is to bet under 3.5 receptions for Pitts using DraftKings sportsbook. If you’re interested in learning about more prop bets for week 1, read our NFL player props page.
Frequently asked questions regarding Atlanta vs. Seattle in week 3
No, the Falcons have never won a Super Bowl. The closest the team has come to lifting the Lombardi Trophy was in 1999 against the Broncos and in 2017 versus the Patriots. Nearly every NFL fan remembers the 28-3 blown halftime-lead against Tom Brady and New England.
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