Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 10-27-2018




Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 10-27-2018

Seattle Seahawks (3-3) vs Detroit Lions (3-3)

Date : 10/28/2018
Time : 1:00 pm EST
Location : Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Seattle Seahawks vs Detroit Lions

The Seattle Seahawks will travel to Ford Field, in Detroit, Michigan, for a battle with the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm EST.  The Seahawks have won three of their last four games with their most recent being a 27-3 road win over the Oakland Raiders on October 14, 2018 as the Seahawks defense allowed the Raiders only 179 yards total for the game along with recording six sacks in the win.  The Lions were 32-21 road winners over the Miami Dolphins as their defense recorded four sacks on the day while the rushing attack collected 248 yards on the ground as the Lions won their second straight game.  The last time these teams met was on January 7, 2017 as the Seahawks picked up the 26-6 home win as they covered as 8-point favorites.  The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six games, overall.

 

Seattle Seahawks's Latest Performance :

Four of Seattle’s six games this year was decided by seven points or less except for a 24-13 home win over the Dallas Cowboys on September 23rd along with their last victory to where they picked up a 27-3 road win over the Oakland Raiders in London, England.  Their offense jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead behind two Russell Wilson touchdown passes while Wilson threw for yet another TD pass in the second half to Tyler Lockett to put the road team up 27-0 before Matt McCrane kicked a 43-yard field goal for Oakland to prevent the shutout.  For the game, Wilson ended with 222 yards along with an interception while Doug Baldwin ended with 91 yards on six receptions, total.  The rushing attack was led by Chris Carson with 59 yards on 14 carries as the Seahawks collected 155 yards on the ground.  With the 49’ers and Cardinals being so terrible, the Seahawks occupy second place within the NFC West behind the undefeated Los Angeles Rams.  Baldwin in questionable for this game with an elbow injury.

 

Detroit Lions's Latest Performance :

The Lions destroyed the Dolphins on the road in their last outing as Kerryon Johnson had a monster game with 158 yards on 19 carries for the contest for an offense that racked up 248 yards rushes, altogether, versus a shaky Dolphins defensive unit.  Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdown passes to Michael Roberts while the offense was also efficient inside the red zone in going three for six, overall.  The Lions, however, allowed four sacks while its defense gave up 107 yards on the ground with Kenyon Drake ending the game with 72 yards and a score.  Brock Osweiler, continuing to fill in for Ryan Tannehill with a shoulder injury, threw for 238 yards along with two TD passes in the loss.  Nonetheless, Detroit continues to occupy the third place slot within the NFC North division behind the Packers and the top seeded Vikings to which they have a matchup with next week in Minneapolis.  Detroit is 5-0 ATS in their last five games as they went 3-2 during this time while their average margin of victory is by 8.2 points.

 

How Seattle Seahawks & Detroit Lions Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

 

Seattle is 3-2-1 ATS while the OU is 2-4

Detroit is 5-1 ATS while the OU is 5-1

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Both teams have played well recently as this game will certainly be a competitive one as the Seahawks will look to crank up their 7th ranked rushing attack, that puts up 128 yards per game, against a Lions defensive front that are ranked last in the league with 139 rushing yards allowed per game.  Also, the Lions rushing attack has been potent lately as well this season in putting up 122 yards per game while the rush unit for the Seahawks is currently giving up 121 yards per game, good for only 24th in the league.  In all, look for this to be a game to where both teams will look to win in the trenches in order to allow their running game to flourish in hopes that it can create opportunities within the passing game.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  Seattle Seahawks +3

My reason for the pick :

 

While Detroit has played well at home this year, the Seahawks have played well on the road after losing their first two road matches of the season.  Combine this with the fact that they have covered in three of their last four outings, I will certainly back the road team to make this game interesting while even having the opportunity to win outright.  Carson and the rushing attack are ranked in the top ten while the Lions are giving up too many yards on the ground as apparent by their 30th rank in rush defense.  In all, look for the Seahawks to keep this game close throughout as what may even be a high scoring affair with both teams being awful at protecting the run, which is what each does best.

 

 

Totals Selection: Pick:  Over 49.5

My reason for the prediction :

I will back the under in this game since both defenses, as stated, have not been effective at all in stopping the rushing attack of their opponents all year long.  And with the rushing attack for both teams being so essential to their success, expect for them to fight to control the trenches in which to put them in positions to pick up first downs while exposing them to scoring opportunities early and often.  The over has been the play in five of six games for the Lions all season.

Betting trends for Seattle Seahawks:

    • Seahawks are 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games in Week 8.
    • Seahawks are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
    • Over is 5-1 in Seahawks last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points.

Betting trends for Detroit Lions:

    • Lions are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC.
    • Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
    • Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 8.

Falepa

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