Seahawks Over/Under Betting Odds/Analysis
The 2012 NFL season is creeping up quickly – OTAs have begun as has the shaping of team’s rosters ahead of the 2012 season.
The Seahawks made some significant moves in the offseason to bolster what was an immense weakness – offense. With the defense looking to build on a successful 2011 and an offense that looks very much improved, how do we see the Hawks doing in 2012?
Odds to Win Super Bowl Seattle Seahawks +$6,000 (60 to 1)
Seattle Seahawks 2012 Season Win Total Predictions
Over 7 (-110)
Under 7 (-120)
The Hawks finished 7-9 last year with a surge toward the end of the season. Despite poor QB play, devastating injuries along the O-line and at the receiver position, aging defensive linemen who couldn’t generate a pass rush if their lives depended on it (Brock), and a secondary which was as inexperienced as any group in the NFL.
This year the oddsmakers seem to have ignored that push and they expect Seattle to finish with largely the same record as last year.
Remember, the Hawks were a blown 4th quarter lead against Washington, an overtime loss to Arizona and a close 19-17 loss to San Francisco away from qualifying for the playoffs.
The first six games of the season have Seattle going up against Arizona, Dallas, Green Bay, St. Louis, Carolina and New England – tough except for their NFC West rivalries.
The games against Arizona and St. Louis are certainly winnable – neither of the two developed in the offseason like the Hawks.
Wins against Dallas, Green Bay and New England will be tough but a date against Carolina is certainly one that Seattle can triumph in.
I see the Hawks going 3-3 or 2-4 at the very worst to start the season.
San Francisco, Detroit, Minnesota and the Jets are up next before the bye week – 2-2 would be a success during this run!
We can reasonably expect 4-5 wins in Seattle’s first 10 games don’t you think?
After the bye Seattle has Miami – winnable, Chicago – possible, Arizona – winnable, Buffalo – winnable and will close out versus San Francisco and versus the Rams.
Seattle could go 4-2 over this stretch meaning that 8-9 wins is a lock.
ALL YOU FANS OUT THERE
Vegas has it wrong!
Seattle should be good for 8-9 wins this year. Another solid defensive team and an improved offensive squad will have this team knocking on the door of the NFC playoffs!
Here is a look at the rest of the NFC West and their projected season win totals:
Over 7 (-110)
Under 7 (-120)
The Cardinals improved in only one area during the offseason – they got another wide receiver. This is a team that is destined for mediocrity on both sides of the ball. Seven wins is a stretch!
ST. LOUIS RAMS
Over 6 (-120)
Under 6 (-110)
The Rams didn’t do a whole lot in the offseason either. The draft certainly helped them out but with uncertainty in all positions on the field coupled with inexperience in key areas, six wins is unlikely for the Rams this year.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Over 10 (+105)
Under 10 (-135)
This team has a much tougher schedule this year than last but with a stout defense again they could challenge the 10 win plateau. That said, I think this team is over-rated. I see them with 10 wins on the nose as they beat up on the weak in their own division.