Bookmakers typically move the line to induce even betting on both sides (they earn a commission on losing bets) but sometimes will hold the line if they believe the public is on the wrong side. It will be interesting to see if the line moves more toward the Seahawks later in the week if most of the money continues to back the Falcons.
The Seahawks beat the Falcons 26-24 on Oct. 16 in Seattle they’ve been inconsistent, mostly because of their inefficient offense. Seattle was 3-4-1 on the road this season while averaging just 15.9 points per game. The Falcons have the top-ranked offense in the NFL and a defense that improved over the final six weeks.