NFL 2020 Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons: Predictions, picks and bets

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September 13, 2020 1:19 PM

Russell Wilson will again be looking to lead the Seahawks to the playoffs but they face a tough test in the shape of the Falcons in Week 1.

Atlanta, with big addition Todd Gurley in the backfield, may fly under the radar in 2020 and could be in for a big season.

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Can the Seahawks get off to a winning start or will the Falcons cause an upset? NFL Bet Hub predictions below 👇

 
Dimers' predictions are based on 10,000 simulations of this particular matchup

 

Dimers' Suggested Plays

🔥 BEST: Falcons (+116*)
💪 Spread: Falcons +1.5
👆 Total points: o49.5 total points
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🔥 BEST: Moneyline

Falcons to win has a 2.6% edge against the books

Although the Seahawks enter this game as favorites, the smart pick is the Falcons at the Moneyline. They have bolstered their offense with the addition of Todd Gurley and are a much better chance of taking the W than their odds currently suggest. In fact, our data has identified a 2.6 percent edge against the books for the Falcons.

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💪 Spread

Falcons +1.5 has a 50% probability

This is a 50/50 split in regards to the spread, however, our model has eventually landed on the Falcons. They have the offense to go with the Seahawks, and if their defense can step up they should make this a serious contest.

 

👆 Over/Under

Total points o49.5 has a 50% probability

Another market that was difficult to decipher for this game but we're taking the over. Both offenses have plenty of firepower, with the likes of Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Todd Gurley, Tyler Lockett, and Julio Jones all set to take the field. For that reason, it would be no surprise if this one saw at least 50 points.

 

🏈 Dimers' take-out

The Seahawks are a potential Super Bowl contender, however, they have a tough challenge in Week 1 in the shape of the Falcons. Look for Atlanta to wreak some havoc in a high-scoring affair. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.

 

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*Odds and probabilities correct at time of publishing.