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NFC Wildcard Game: Seahawks vs. Saints!

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The NFL playoffs get under way this weekend and it all starts with the NFC Wildcard game when the New Orleans Saints will take on the Seattle Seahawks.
The latest NFL sports betting line as posted by Skybook has the Saints listed as 10.5 (-120) point favorites with the total set at 44.
The Seahawks are not getting much credit heading into this game. They needed all 17 weeks of the regular season and clinched their division in the last week. They finished 7-9 on the season and became the first team in NFL history to win a division with a losing record. They will have a tough time matching up with the Saints.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced that his starting quarterback will be verteran Matt Hasslebeck who missed the last game with an injury. The Saints know who their quarterback will be, but may have a problem with their running back situation.
The defending champions lost two running backs for the season in Reggie Bush and Juluis Jones. While Jones will get the majority of the carries look for Bush to be active in the passing game and with screens out of the backfield.
Both teams have some negative sports betting trends for this meeting.
The Saints are 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last eight games as a road favorite and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games in January.
Meanwhile the Seahawks are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following a win.
The Seahawks will have a very nice home field advantage for this game as the Saints will be asked to travel across the country for this game in one of the loudest outdoor stadiums in the league. The Saints should be up for the challenge, but in the NFL, anything can happen.