Seattle Seahawks (0-0) vs Denver Broncos (0-0)Date : 09/09/2018
Time : 4:05 pm EST
Location : Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos
The Seattle Seahawks will visit Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado, to take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon at 4:25 pm EST in week 1 NFL action. The Broncos would finish their preseason winning their final 2 games, with the final game being a 21-10 road win versus the Arizona Cardinals on 8-30-2018 as the road team would cover in a pickem contest while the under was the play with 36 runs being set for the game. The Seahawks, on the other hand, would end the preseason at 0-4 as they would lose 30-19 at home versus the Oakland Raiders on 8-30-2018. The Raiders would cash in on the spread as underdogs (+3.5) while the over was the play with total runs being set at 34 points for the game. The last time these two teams met was on 9-21-2018 as the Seahawks would get the 26-20 home win to where they would cover the spread (-4) while the under was the play with the total being set at 48 points for the game.
Seattle Seahawks's Latest Performance :
The Seattle Seahawks offense would struggle yet again as they would be blown out at home by the Oakland Raiders on 8-30-2018. For this game, they would collect 24 first downs on 131 yards rushing along with 318 yards passing. They would also go 2 for 2 inside the red zone while holding the football for a total of 29:08 minutes. Austin Davis would go 13 of 20 in the game for 194 yards and a TD while Alex McGough would go 12 of 23 for 131 yards and a TD as well. Mike Davis (9 rushes, 45 yards, TD) would pace the rushing attack while the other QB, McGough would rush 3 times for 31 yards, total. Gerald Holmes (8 rushes, 25 yards) would also lead the rushing attack for the Hawks. Damore’ea Stringfellow (2 rec, 90 yards, TD) along with Malik Turner (3 rec, 69 yards) would lead the receiving corps for a Seattle team that is certainly having problems converting yards to scores at this point.
The defense for the Seahawks would allow the Raiders to put up a total of 15 first downs on 63 rush yards along with 289 yards passing. They would allow the Raiders to convert 1 of 1 opportunity inside the red zone while holding the football for a combined 30:52 minutes, total. Austin Calitro would have a sack for the Seahawks in the loss while Dontae Johnson and Shaquil Griffin would have 4 tackles each. Jacob Martin would also have 3 stops for the defensive unit.
Denver Broncos's Latest Performance :
After a 7-3 halftime deficit, the Broncos would outscore the Seahawks on the road 18-3 in the 2nd half en route to the huge preseason week 4 victory. The Offense for the Broncos would pick up a total of 20 first downs with 100 yards rushing along with 247 yards passing for the contest. They would also go 2 for 3 inside the red zone while they would hold the ball for a total of 36:14 minutes. Paxton Lynch would go 14 for 15 for 128 yards and 2 TD’s while Chad Kelly would go 123 for 19 with 126 yards and an INT. David Williams (13 rushes, 43 yards) along with De’Angelo Henderson (11 rushes, 53 yards) would pace the rushing attack for the Broncos while Jordan Leslie would have 5 rushes for 70 yards and a TD in the win. David Williams would also have 6 catches for 35 yards, total.
The defense would stifle the Cardinals throughout the game as they would only allow 10 first downs for the game on 84 yards rushing along with 78 yards passing. The bronco’s defensive unit would, however, allow the Cards to go 1 for 2 inside the red zone while allowing Arizona to possess the ball for a total of 23:46 minutes. Jeff Holland, DeShawn Williams, Caushaud Lyons, along with Marcus Rush would have a sack apiece in the win while Josey Jewell would lead the team in tackles with 5 total for the night with 2 assists.
How Seattle Seahawks & Denver Broncos Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Seattle offense will match up against a team in the Broncos that have certainly played well in their final 2 preseason outings. The problem, as one could tell by the stats for their last game, the Seahawks are not getting any type of consistent offensive production as of yet. This will certainly haunt them against a Bronco team that will be looking to disrupt offensive continuity early in this game on Sunday. In all, it will be interesting to see how the young offensive line for Seattle holds up during this week 1 matchup.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Denver Broncos -3
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Broncos in this matchup as they have not only been playing well on both offense and defense leading up to this matchup, but, the Seahawks have simply been terrible as it relates to the amount of points, or lack thereof, that they have produced during the preseason. With that being said, expect them to endure even more growing pains as the offense looks to gel together early in the season in hopes of making a late run later in the year when it counts most. In all, I see the Broncos dominating in the trenches in this game while also taking advantage of the air at Mile High to cover in this contest on Sunday.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 42
My reason for the prediction :
The Broncos are averaging close to 25 ppg during the preseason while the Seahawks have struggled mightily in moving the chains along with sustaining any type of offensive momentum as they averaged a tad over 17 ppg in 4 preseason games. One could point to the fact that Wilson was primarily out of the lineup during this time, however, I happen to think that he alone will not cure Seattle’s ills. With that being said, expect the Broncos D, which has only given up 14 ppg in their last 2 (compared with 33 ppg in their first 2 preseason matchups) to bring the pressure to the offense starting with gaining an advantage in the trenches. Once this has been accomplished, it will only be a matter of time before Seattle will begin to revert to their inconsistent ways while the Broncos will benefit in gaining a huge leg up in getting some scores on the board, albeit not enough to surpass the 42-point mark for the game.
Betting trends for Seattle Seahawks:
- Under is 5-1 in Seahawks last 6 road games
- Seahawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September
- Seahawks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Betting trends for Denver Broncos:
- Over is 6-0 in Broncos last 6 games in September
- Broncos are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September
- Over is 7-1 in Broncos last 8 games in Week 1