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Seahawks vs. Lions Betting Lines

Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions
When: 1:00pm EST. Sunday, October 28, 2012
Where: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

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+1 (+110)
-1 (-130)
+1 (+105)
-1 (-125)
o43 (-110) / u43 (-110)
o43 (-110) / u43 (-110)

The Seattle Seahawks 4-3 (5-2 ATS) are on the road in week 8 after losing a low scoring TNF game (13-6) to the 49ers last week. The Detroit Lions 2-4 (2-4 ATS) also lost a low scoring game on MNF to the Chicago Bears (13-7).

Detroit is in last place in the NFC North and they have an 0-2 record in the division. The chances of the Lions making the playoffs are looking less likely with each passing week. The Seahawks are tied for 2nd in the NFC West with a 4-3 overall record, but they have a brutal 0-3 mark in division play.

Seahawks vs. Lions Point Spread: Week 8

We haven’t seen a lot of movement on the Seahawks vs. Lions betting lines this week. The Lions opened as -1.5 home favorites and now they’re -1, although they’re -125 at Bovada and -130 at BetOnline. The handle on this game won’t be huge, and I don’t expect to see much change in the spread until Sunday. Also, being a 1:00pm game, this one will likely get overlooked by the betting public. This means we can probably sit on it a bit and see where the lines go, looking for the best value.

Can the Lions Win at Home Against the Seahawks?

Seattle has been solid at home as usual, but on the road they’ve posted a 1-3 record with their lone win against the Panthers in week 5 by the score of 16-12. The problem all season for the Seahawks has been the inconsistency from the offense.

The Seahawks rank 8th in rushing yards with an average of 131.7 RYPG, but after that there is a big drop off. Seattle ranks almost dead last in passing yards (161.9 PYPG – 31st) and points scored (16.6 PPG – 31st). Wilson has been average at best this season.

Detroit hasn’t been that much better, as Stafford is struggling to find the end zone. Last week the Lions had plenty of chances to win against the Bears on MNF, but costly turnovers deep in the redzone killed them (like it has in other games as well).

Turnovers have been a big problem for the Lions, but the Seahawks have also struggled with TO’s. Defensively Seattle is better than the Lions, but when you compare the offenses you have to give the Lions an edge at home.

To win this game on Sunday the Lions need to focus on Marshawn Lynch. The Lions rank 16th at stopping the run (108.8 RYPG) and that’s there main weak spot on defense this year, but the d-line has been playing better the past couple of games.

Matthew Stafford will be playing in the game and isn’t injured despite taking a big shot at the end of last week’s game. He’ll have to do his best to find Calvin Johnson and the rest of the receiving crew against the Seahawks 8th ranked pass defense.

Seahawks vs. Lions Point Spread Prediction

Bet on the Detroit Lions -1 (-125) @ Bovada.lv

Detroit should be happy to be back at home this week. They’ve only played twice at home so far this season and they’ve had a lot of troubles on the road. The Lions won’t blow up against this Seahawks defense, but I expect them to win the game.

Seattle vs. Detroit Money Line

At the time I’m writing this article (Saturday morning), Bovada has yet to post their Seattle vs. Detroit money line. At BetOnline, we can get Seattle at +115, or Detroit at -135. If you prefer to give up one point, you’ll save a dime on the Lions. The difference is, if they win by one, you get a push on the point spread, but a win on the money line.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

Scott is one of the original degenerates working for MobileSportsBetting.com. Although he's most successful betting on NFL football and international soccer, he's also active in UFC and NHL hockey betting.

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