Sports News - 31 December 2013

NFL 2014 NFC Championship Betting Lines Seahawks Are Thick Chalk

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and we aren’t talking about Christmas! With the 2013 National Football League regular season schedule complete, the Super Bowl XLVIII Championship chase begins this weekend. Today we look at the early betting lines to win the 2014 NFC Championship. NFL postseason action kicks off with Philadelphia hosting New Orleans to get the NFC Wild Card playoffs rolling on Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Seattle Seahawks: Top NFC chalk to play in Super Bowl XLVIII

It took longer than we thought it would but, thanks to a 27-9 home win over the St. Louis Rams during NFL Week 17 action, Seattle has secured the #1 seed and home field advantage through the NFC playoffs. That’s bad news for the rest of the conference as the Seahawks (13-3) are now 15-1 in their last 16 games at CenturyLink Field. Though solid on both sides of the ball – Seattle’s stingy defense will power their Championship machine as they allowed an NFL low 231 total points this season. The overall 14.34 PPG average gets even better as the number drops to 12.88 PPG in games at The Link – giving the Hawks the loudest home field advantage in the league.

Carolina Panthers: NFL Shock Jocks earn #2 seed in the NFC playoffs

Posted with a huge +2500 money line to win the 2014 NFC Championship back in August, Carolina is just two wins away from cashing some big winning tickets for their faithful followers. The Panthers, who locked up the #2 seed in the NFC playoffs, with a 21-20 win on the road over the Falcons on Sunday, also rely on a stud defense. The Cats were second in the NFL in points allowed at 241 – that’s just 15 points per game. While Carolina and Seattle enjoy their well-earned bye week, the NFC Wild Card playoff matches are both beauties as they feature the Eagles hosting the Saints and the 49ers visiting the Packers when 2014 playoff action begins this weekend.

2014 NFC Championship Odds & Canada Sports Betting NFL Playoff Prediction

Bookmakers at the sportsbetting.ag online sportsbook provide our betting prices for the 2014 NFC Championship. Based on their amazing NFL 2013 wrecking ball type run, Seattle is top chalk (-115 ML) to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 4, 2014. Carolina is a distant second with a +475 price while the 49ers round out the top three favorites with a +500 betting line. The Packers at +700, the Eagles at +800 and the Saints at a lofty +1440 are the other NFC contenders. We have liked the Seattle juggernaut all season and we aren’t changing our opinion now. Back the Seahawks to soar into Super Bowl XLVIII to battle the Denver Broncos!

Happy New Year Everybody – We Wish Everyone Winning Wagers in 2014