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Seahawks Tend to Get it Done When Underestimated by Vegas

Both the Seahawks and Titans will look to go above the .500 mark for the first time this season when they do inter-conference battle in Nashville this Sunday in one of the late-afternoon contests. These clubs haven’t met in the last four years but since 1988, the Seahawks are 8-2 straight up against the Titans. Can a hyped-up Tennessee team defend home turf against Pete Carroll and the ’Hawks as chalk?

SHARK BITES
  • The Seahawks are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games as underdogs.
  • The Titans are 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games against NFC teams.
  • The Seahawks are 8-22 SU and 8-19-3 ATS in their last 30 road games against AFC teams.

If you’d told me at the beginning of the year I could get the Seahawks at an underdog number against the Titans, I would’ve questioned your sanity. Seattle is still a far better team in terms of talent and coaching. The first two games of the season don’t change that.

Mustering just 16 points against the Raiders in Week 1, the Titans are in for a reality check when they go up against the brick wall that is the Seattle defense. Through two games, the ’Hawks have given up just 26 points and while the offense needs some tending to, it’s tough to see Tennessee putting away many majors this Sunday.

I don’t put a whole lot of stake in the Titans’ big victory over the Jags and neither should you.

If Russell Wilson (56.1 percent completion percentage) can just be a little bit more accurate with his passes – and avoid the Tennessee pressure – he should be able to score enough to put Marcus Mariota and the upstart Titans back in their place.

Tennessee could also be without two key offensive weapons if Corey Davis and DeMarco Murray are ruled out with hamstring injuries. If they’re unable to suit up, the Titans are in serious trouble and plus points on the Seahawks is a gift from the footballing gods.

People have underestimated this Seahawks team many times in the last few years and when they’ve been pegged as dogs, they’ve come through more often than they haven’t.

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Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at 2.5 for the host Tennessee Titans earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The OVER/UNDER betting line was hovering around 44, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

OddsShark NFL prediction models pointed to a 23-20 result in favor of the Seahawks on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Seattle Seahawks vs Tennessee Titans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tennessee brings a 1-1 record (1-1 ATS) to the Week 3 matchup against the 1-1 Seattle Seahawks, who are 0-2 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Tennessee go 1-1 so far and the Seahawks go 0-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tennessee vs Seattle injuries news.

The Titans-Seahawks odds would favor the Seahawks if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Tennessee is rated No. 17 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Seahawks sit at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tennessee Titans' No. 9-ranked offense (26.5 PPG) against a Seattle Seahawks defense that ranks No. 5 at 13 PPG. The Titans passing attack has averaged 233 yards per game, more than the Seahawks give up through the air (187.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Seattle Seahawks feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 84 yards per game. The Tennessee Titans, meanwhile, rank No. 15 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Seahawks grabbed a Week 2 victory over the 49ers in their last game, winning 12-9 at CenturyLink Field.

Jacksonville didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Titans as Tennessee blasted them 37-16 in Week 2 action.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Tennessee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tennessee's last 15 games

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle home to Indianapolis, Sunday, October 1
Tennessee at Houston, Sunday, October 1

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