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Seahawks Looking to get Their Act Together in the Playoffs

The Seahawks had built a reputation as one of the best closers in football, but the end of their regular season was marred by inconsistency as they alternated wins and losses in their last seven games. Luckily for them, they might be lined up with the perfect opponent for their wild-card matchup, as the Detroit Lions are playing their worst football of the season.

Shark Bites
  • Russell Wilson has a 16-3-1 SU record with a 106.3 QB rating in 20 career night games.
  • The Lions are 3-1 ATS in their last four games against the Seahawks.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Seahawks' last six games in the playoffs.

The Lions come into the game as losers of three straight and as a result find themselves as an eight-point underdog. Their issues stem from completely falling apart in the second half as they’re averaging a brutal 4.3 points in the second half during their losing streak, while they’re allowing an average of 16.3 points in the second halves of those games.

They’ve been up and down to close out their regular season, but the Seahawks love the spotlight. In their last 26 night games, they’ve gone an amazing 20-4-2 ATS. Fifteen of those games were at home where they went 14-1 SU and 11-2-2 ATS. To pile on even more, since 2006, visitors at CenturyLink in the playoffs have lost eight straight times. That matches up perfectly with a historic trend that’s seen the Lions lose eight straight playoff games, as their last postseason win came way back in 1992.

The total for the game opened at 42.5 and the Lions have gone UNDER in eight of their last 10 games. The UNDER has been the norm in wild-card games the past few seasons, hitting in 12 of the last 16 opening-round games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -7.5 for the host Seattle Seahawks earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under betting line was hovering around 43, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

NFL prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 29-16 result in favor of the Seahawks earlier in the week. Watch matchup reports and the picks page for any changes, due to injuries or suspensions this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Detroit Lions vs Seattle Seahawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Seattle Seahawks are 10-5-1 so far on the season, and 7-8-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Detroit Lions, meanwhile, are 9-7 and 8-8 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Seattle go 9-7 and the Detroit Lions go 6-10 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Detroit injuries news.

The game pits the Seattle Seahawks, currently No. 8 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Detroit Lions, who rate No. 21 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Seattle's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 22.12 PPG, against a Lions defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 22.38 PPG. The Seahawks aerial game is averaging 257.75 yards per game, more than the Lions secondary allows through the air, 248.44 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Detroit Lions feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 103.75 yards per game. The Seattle Seahawks, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Detroit's aerial attack generated 347 yards but it was the Packers coming away with a 31-24 victory over Detroit at Ford Field.

In their last game, the Seahawks were Week 17 winners, coming out on top of the 49ers by a score of 25-23.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 17-7-1 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
  • Seattle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

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