2020 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 13, 2020
This pick was released to clients on September 10, 2021 at 2:02PM ET.
Seattle at Atlanta
Sunday 09/13 01:00 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Atlanta +2.5 (-105) (risk 1.5 to return 2.93) RESULT: LOSS
Seattle has had poor to bad offensive line play ever since their back-to-back Super Bowl run ended. They bring in four veteran offensive linemen for this season to try and address those holes. QB Russell Wilson was sacked a league-high 48 times in 2019. It remains to be seen if the O-line is improved, and they had no preseason work together. The legendary Legion of Boom defense is long gone as the Seahawks were #25 in total yards allowed last year and #26 against the pass. Seattle is on a 4-13 ATS run in September (2-10 ATS in the first two weeks), and that suspect secondary faces a terrific veteran QB in Matt Ryan (4,466 yards, 26 TDs in 2019) along with the best wide receiver in the league in Julio Jones. Atlanta started last season slow but was great down the stretch. After the bye week, the offense averaged 27.0 points per game, while the defense allowed 18.6 points per game to close the season. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and Vic Beasley get help with newcomer Dante Fowler, Jr., an excellent pass rusher and addition. Seattle has failed to cover four in a row against Atlanta and is 5-14 ATS in September road games, while the Falcons are 19-6 ATS at home in the first two weeks of the season. Play Atlanta.
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