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NFL Betting Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
September 17, 2023
The 0-1 Seattle Seahawks travel to take on the 1-0 Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon in week 2 of the NFL season. Seattle lost at home against the Los Angeles Rams in week 1 of the NFL season by a score of 13-30 while the Detroit Lions defeated the Kansas City Chiefs on the road by a score of 21-20.
Will the Lions improve to 2-0 this season or will the Seahawks bounce back from a loss in week 1? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
The Seattle Seahawks enter this game with a record of 0-7 following a 13-30 at home in week 1 while failing to cover the 4.5-point spread as a home favorite. Seattle scored 13 points while compiling 180 total yards offensively which included 112 passing yards and 85 rushing yards while allowing 30 points and 426 total yards defensively which included 334 passing yards and 92 rushing yards.
Geno Smith led the team in passing, completing 16 of 26 attempts for 112 yards and a touchdown. Kenneth Walker led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 64 yards while adding four receptions for three yards. DK Metcalf led the team in receiving, catching three of five targets for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Detroit enters this game with a record of 1-0 following a 21-20 win on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs while covering the 4-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright. The Lions scored 21 points while compiling 368 total yards offensively which included 253 passing yards and 118 rushing yards while allowing 20 points and 316 total yards defensively which included 226 passing yards and 90 rushing yards.
Jared Goff led the team in passing, completing 22 of 35 attempts for 253 yards with a touchdown. David Montgomery led the team in rushing with 21 attempts for 74 yards and a touchdown. Josh Reynolds led the team in receiving, catching four of seven targets for 80 yards.
BookMaker has the Detroit Lions listed as 6-point favorites at home against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon in week 2 of the NFL season. Seattle has won eight of the last ten including the previous five matchups in a row while going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series.
The Seahawks are 0-1 ATS overall this season after finishing last season with a record of 7-11 ATS overall, 3-5 ATS on the road, and 6-6 ATS as an underdog while the Detroit Lions are 1-0 ATS overall this season after finishing last season with a record of 12-5 ATS overall, 7-2 ATS at home, and 3-2 ATS as a favorite.
The Detroit Lions are the more talented team based on their performance in week 1, however, Seattle has been the better team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including the previous five matchups in a row while going 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series.
As a result, I am taking the Seattle Seahawks +6 on the road against the Detroit Lions on BookMaker in week 2 of the NFL season.
Spooky Express Pick: Seattle Seahawks +6
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