Seahawks vs Lions Predictions & Best Bets

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2023

The Detroit Lions are a six-point favorite as they welcome Seattle to Ford Field this Sunday for what should be an exciting NFC matchup.

Detroit opened the season with a stunning 21-20 away upset over the Kansas City Chiefs. Seattle blew a six-point halftime lead before suffering a 30-13 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1.

These two teams have scored a combined 173 points over their last two encounters, and the betting odds are pointing towards another high-scoring affair with a game total of 49 points.

Check out our favorite bets for this Week 2 battle between Seattle and Detroit this Sunday, Sept. 17.

Seahawks vs Lions Odds

NFL odds used for this Seahawks vs Lions preview were found at Caesars Sportsbook and are current as of Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 4:15 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Detroit (-260) • Seattle (+210)
  • Spread: Detroit -6 (-110) • Seattle +6 (-110)
  • Total Points: Over 49 (-110) • Under 49 (-110)
  • Implied Score: Detroit 27.5, Seattle 21.5

Seahawks vs Lions Predictions

Score Pick: Lions 28, Seahawks 27

Detroit opened as a 5.5-point favorite at Caesars, and that number has moved to -6 because of the uncertainty surrounding several injured Seattle players, including two starting offensive linemen.

Detroit should win this game. They’ll be the fresher team, and the extra days to prepare should give them an edge.

The Lions snuck past an injury-riddled Kansas City side 21-20, but the win likely had more to do with Chiefs TE Travis Kelce being out and several dropped passes than anything Detroit did on defense or offense.

Seattle had a tough opening night against the Los Angeles Rams. Both of the Seahawks’ starting tackles left the game with injuries, and they rushed for only 15 yards.

Seattle QB Geno Smith was sacked twice and threw for just 112 yards and a TD. The Seattle defense didn’t allow any touchdowns through the air, but they did give up 334 passing yards to go along with three rushing scores.

When these two teams faced each other last season, it turned into a shootout, and we could see a similar result in Week 2. The Lions and Seahawks have serious talent on offense, and we should expect a better offensive performance from both teams this week. Look for Detroit to win a close one Sunday.

Seahawks vs Lions Best Bets & Props

Seahawks +6 (-110)

Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

The spread has moved in Seattle’s favor and probably won’t exceed +6.5 points. Laying +6.5 is a bad beat waiting to happen, though, so we want the Seahawks +6.

Our NFL bet of the day is for Seattle to cover the +6 on Sunday in Detroit. The Seahawks have covered the spread in each of their past four meetings with Detroit, and we should expect Seattle to bounce back from their disappointing loss to the Rams.

Since the 2005-06 season, there have been 125 instances in Week 2 when a team was a Week 1 underdog and then a Week 2 favorite. Wagering against these NFL teams saw bettors go 71-48-6 ATS, including 21-10-1 since the 2018-19 season. That’s a 59.6% win rate for a 16.6% return on investment (ROI).

Over 48.5 (-110)

Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

Caesars Sportsbook opened the game with a 51.5 total, but that number has now dropped to 48.5. We’ll want to bet the Over 49. If anything, this total will rise, and we want to be on the right side of the move (CLV).

These teams scored a combined 173 points over their past two meetings. While both groups’ Week 1 scores ended below the sportsbooks’ number, this contest features several highly skilled offensive players, and neither defense appears to be very stout.

Look for both QBs to open things up and get their big wideouts involved against a pair of soft pass defenses, and for this game to exceed the total on Sunday.

Seahawks 1H +3.5 (-110)

Caesars Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 Unit

This bet goes along the same lines as the others. We’re trying to get out ahead of the Seattle injury news, and we also expect the Seattle offense to have a better showing than the 180 total yards and 13 points they put up against the Rams.

Seattle scored 13 first-half points per game in 2022. In Week 1, they scored 13 and took a six-point lead into the locker room. Detroit allowed 13 first half-points per contest in 2022 and allowed 14 against Kansas City.

I expect these trends to continue in Week 2 behind what should be a highly-motivated Seahawks offense and a defense that allowed just seven first-half points to the Rams in Week 1, the same number of points per game they allowed in the first half last season.

Seahawks vs Lions Same Game Parlay

Seahawks vs Lions SGP (+285)

FanDuel Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.1 units

  • Over 49 Total Points (-110)
  • Seattle +7.5 (-166)
  • Seattle 1H +3.5 (-115)

Our SGP follows a theme and that’s getting ahead of any injury news that will impact the lines.

We lost half of a point with the total, but my number is 55 for this game, and I’m good with that. I based that bet on the three-point line move towards the Under. That number will only rise, and if it finishes closer to the opening 51.5, we’ll be on the right side.

Buying the extra 1.5 points and getting +7.5 is a good thing and falls in perfectly with our handicap, and the hook gets us off the key number seven, and that’s exactly what we want.

Finally, I expect the Seahawks to cover the 1H +3.5. Both teams produced the same 1H results in Week 1 as in all of 2022. That’s the type of consistency we can put our money behind and why I made the 1H Seattle +3.5 selection.

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