Seahawks vs Lions Gambling?
Headline: Hawks Look to Bounce Back in Motor City
The Seattle Seahawks fly east this week off 10 days rest looking to rebound from a 13-6 loss at San Francisco. Their opposition this week the Detroit Lions who themselves are coming off a close low scoring loss on Monday night.
It looks like your classic Offense vs. Defense matchup in this one needless to say it should be more entertaining than the Thursday night dud displayed in Seattle’s Week 7 game.
Seattle Seahawks (4-3) vs. Detroit Lions (2-4)
Date/Time: Sunday Oct 28, 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Ford Field
Seahawks vs. Lions Betting Lines from bovada.lv
Spread: Lions -1 (-125)
Moneyline: Seahawks +115: Lions -135
Over/Under: 43 1/2 points
Well, the Seattle Seahawks—the offense specifically—have nowhere to go but up after a complete dud against San Francisco in Week 7. Russell Wilson passed for just 122 yards on 9 of 23 passing and the team managed a total of two field goals in the 60 minutes.
The good news the Detroit defense is nothing like the 49ers. The bad news the Hawks on the road are not nearly the team that they are at Qwest Field.
Which Seattle offense will we see on Sunday? The one that lit up the Patriots of the one that ground to a halt against San Francisco? Seattle enters Sunday’s contest with the second worst passing game in the NFL – barely over 160 yards per game but they do have the 8th best run game in the league.
Inconsistency is a reality with a rookie quarterback as maddening as it is.
Seattle’s defense has to hope that they can mirror the effort of the Chicago Bears last Monday night against Detroit. Chicago dominated, they forced turnovers and they rendered Calvin Johnson a non-factor.
If any unit can do this it is Seattle – they are 8th against the pass and 6th in the NFL versus the run.
The Detroit Lions also delivered a complete dud in Week 7 and will be hungry to avenge that loss. It’s not that they were horrible (they outgained Chicago 340-297), it is just that they took three quarters to get going as per usual and they couldn’t take care of the ball.
Those aspects are fixable – Seattle should have their hands full!
The Lions own the league’s second ranked passing game averaging 306 yards per game. Calvin Johnson is simply the best at his position but he can be neutralized as demonstrated by the Bears.
Matt Stafford appears to be a shell of his 2011 self – he is unsure in the pocket and he isn’t getting any help from his offensive line.
This plays right into the hands of Seattle’s defense – Stafford will experience pressure and he will be made uncomfortable by the Hawks’ top tier defense.
As for Detroit’s defense – they have been OK this year – much improved over last season. Currently they sit 6th against the pass and 16th versus the run.
Dave’s free won’t cost you anything betting prediction:
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle’s last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games on the road
- Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Seattle is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
- Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 9 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing Seattle
- Detroit is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Seattle
Hawks fans know that this team has been a bit Jekyll and Hyde so far this season. It is difficult to predict which offense will show up.
My bet is that the good “O” show up against a reeling Detroit squad. I like Seattle’s defense to dominate as per usual and do enough to allow the offense to get back on track.
Seattle has a knack of bouncing back after a poor performance – I like them to continue that trend this week.