NFL Week 3 Game Preview: Atlanta Falcons @ Seattle Seahawks

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on September 24, 2022 - Last Updated on September 26, 2022
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With Week 3 in full swing, the matchup between the Atlanta Falcons (0-2) and the Seattle Seahawks (1-1) might be going a bit under the radar in NFL Week 3 odds, but with two teams trying to figure out whether they have anything under center and a plethora of young players all over the field, Falcons Seahawks odds have intrigue all over.

The Falcons head into Seattle as on the spread, on the moneyline, with a total of points, as they try and upset the home Seahawks.

Falcons – Seahawks Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

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If you’re looking at spreads, getting an extra half point on either side can make or break the difference, and getting the best side of a total points market can be crucial as well. When it comes to Moneyline betting, you always want to get the best number possible – all three things that the easy comparison points of the Odds Table allow.

Falcons vs. Seahawks Player Props

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Whether it’s getting a total you want to bet an Over on 5 yards lower, or a line where you have to pay less juice, the Props tool enables bettors to make sure they’re not missing out.

Falcons vs. Seahawks Betting News & Angles

Falcons vs. Seahawks Injury Report

PlayerPositionInjuryWedThuFriGame Status
Darren HallCBKneeLPFPFP(-)
Elijah WilkinsonGPersonal matterFPDNPDNPOut
Shelby HarrisDEGluteDNPDNPDNPOut
Justin ColemanCBcalfDNPDNPDNPDoubtful
Joey BlountShamstringDNPDNPDNPDoubtful
Quandre DiggsSkneeDNPFPFPQuestionable

Seahawks offense vs Falcons defense

Falcons OStats (Rank)Seahawks D
26.5 (9)Points/Gm21.5 (15)
0.417 (7)Points/Play0.321 (14)
338.5 (19)Yards/Gm403 (24)
193 (22)Pass Yards/Gm257 (24)
145.5 (7)Rush Yards/Gm146 (25)
5.3 (18)Yards/Play6 (24)
7 (13)Yards/Pass7.8 (29)
4.5 (16)Yards/Rush4.5 (18)
34.78% (18)3rd Down %46.67% (24)
50% (19)Red Zone TD %22.22% (2)
4 (27)Turnovers2 (17)
3 (7)Sacks3 (23)

Seahawks offense vs Falcons defense

Seahawks OStats (Rank)Falcons D
12 (29)Points/Gm29 (27)
0.250 (24)Points/Play0.483 (29)
234.5 (31)Yards/Gm361 (20)
178.5 (27)Pass Yards/Gm253 (22)
56 (32)Rush Yards/Gm108 (15)
4.9 (24)Yards/Play6 (25)
6.6 (21)Yards/Pass7.2 (24)
3.4 (29)Yards/Rush4.8 (21)
44.44% (11)3rd Down %43.48% (20)
0% (31)Red Zone TD %87.5% (30)
4 (22)Turnovers4 (6)
4 (13)Sacks5 (12)

Falcons vs. Seahawks Betting Insights

Why the Falcons can cover the spread

The Falcons had a lead for most of their Week 1 matchup against the Saints, and Marcus Mariota did manage to play decent in his debut for the Falcons, but the bigger thing from that game was that their defence wasn’t that bad at all. It’s inconsistent, as the competitive portions of the Rams game show, but if the Falcons can get a good defensive performance, then they can easily make a run at winning the game.

Throw in any and all downside risks of a Geno Smith offence on the other side, and the case exists.

Why The Seahawks can cover the spread

The Falcons were getting demolished in Week 2 against the Rams until Los Angeles essentially gave up and stopped trying, which makes the Falcons near-comeback win look much less impressive than the score suggests.

Throw in the fact that the Seahawks actually have won a game this season – albeit in part due to Denver’s incompetence, yes, but still – whereas the Falcons folded when they had a chance to do the same suggests that Pete Carroll and the Seahawks could be better off if this game is close down the stretch.

Reasons to bet the over

It’s a really low total, which generally means that a game just needs one unusual event – one defensive or special teams touchdown, one short field into a quick TD, or one offensive strike – to get the game over the number. The Falcons have shown some promise in short bursts.

On the other side of the ball, the Seahawks offense did look alright in Seattle in Week 1, and in the friendly confines of home field, it’s possible their offense will look less disjointed than it did at times on the road.

Reasons to bet the under

The gaudy point totals the Falcons have managed to put up so far this season are impressive, but also massively overstate the true offensive talent – and the Rams’ level of concern in the second half of their game – of the Falcons, and Marcus Mariota is still an unreliable and inconsistent Quarterback.

On the other side, after a week where Geno Smith looked to be decent, the Seahawks offence stalled massively in Week 2, only managing 216 yards even with the second half of that game being almost entirely garbage time. It’s two unreliable QBs without many weapons – the under is always in play with that.

Falcons vs. Seahawks Props: Matchups To Watch For

Geno Smith Passing Yards O/U / () – Smith is going to want to be under this number, and the Seahawks are going to want that too. The ideal outcome for the Seahawks and their extremely run heavy offence is that Smith will have to throw as little as possible, and he’s gone under this number in both games so far.

Kyle Pitts Receiving Yards O/U / () – The Florida Gators stud has been relegated to minor duty this season, infuriating Over bettors and fantasy players, but with Arthur Smith defending the decision in a press conference this week. Does Smith call more plays for Pitts, or will fantasy owners have another miserable week?

Marcus Mariotta Interceptions O/U / () – Mariota threw two interceptions last week against the Rams, and has been known to make the occasional risky throw in his time behind center. Getting + money for something he’s fully capable of might be a good move, especially if you’re inclined to think Seattle might have a lead and Mariota might have to chuck.

Final Thoughts

This line should stay below -3 for Seattle, meaning any small movements will just be moving between dead numbers, and therefore not a huge concern. With Seattle’s offence being so inconsistent so far – but having played two good defences in San Francisco and Denver – it’s hard to know whether or not the Seahawks will be able to move the ball efficiently.

That said, Marcus Mariota has been impressive in spurts, but as a quarterback he’s never been able to consistently produce, which is why he had to spend some time as a backup before getting the Atlanta job. It’s possible that he can make the Falcons look decent offensively again, but he did do so in Week 2 almost entirely after the Rams gave up. Best of luck betting Falcons Seahawks odds.

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