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Seahawks are Biggest Favorites on the Board This Weekend

Week 1 NFL action will pit the Miami Dolphins against the Seattle Seahawks in what will make for a tough first game for Adam Gase, the new head coach of the Dolphins. The Fish have had a lot of success against the Hawks in their history but the two sides have not played in four years.

  • The Dolphins are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six games against the Seahawks.
  • The Dolphins are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The Seahawks are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

Century Link Field has been Russell Wilson’s temple throughout his career but last season he was special in Seattle. In his eight starts at home in 2015, Wilson had a 17-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio and posted a QB rating of 112.4.

Despite popular belief, the Seahawks defense was very middle of the road last year, ranking 13th in total yards allowed and 11th in passing yards allowed. The Dolphins passing attack also landed squarely in the middle of the road. That said, the connection between Ryan Tannehill and Jarvis Landry last year was electric as they linked up on 110 passes for over 1,100 yards. Having a legit, pass-catching running back in the backfield will only help the Dolphins arsenal and they could have their way against the Seattle secondary.

The Seahawks were 5-3 at home last season and won three of their four games against the AFC. The Dolphins, however, lost five of their eight games on the road and went 2-2 in their inter-conference games – they lost to the Giants and Cowboys.

Right now, this spread is the largest on the board at 10.5. Our computer has this one staying just within 10 points in favor of the Seahawks but Adam Gase has a lot to prove and the Hawks are notoriously slow starters – take the Dolphins' points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Miami Dolphins in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 45.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 25-15 result in favor of the Seahawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Miami Dolphins vs Seattle Seahawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Seattle Seahawks have seen them go 11-7 and 8-9-1 ATS so far this season, while the Miami Dolphins are at 6-10 and 5-11 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Miami Dolphins are 7-9, while the Seattle Seahawks are 8-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Seattle vs Miami injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Seattle Seahawks) and the No. 32 (Miami Dolphins) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Seattle's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 25.39 PPG, against a Dolphins defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 24.31 PPG. The Seahawks aerial game is averaging 235.67 yards per game, less than the Dolphins secondary allows through the air, 250 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Miami Dolphins feature the league's No. 28-rated road run defense, allowing 133.5 yards per game. The Seattle Seahawks, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ryan Tannehill throttled the Patriots defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 350 yards and 2 scores as Miami handed New England a 20-10 defeat.

In their last game, the Seahawks got 3 passing scores out of Russell Wilson, but lost 31-24 to the Panthers on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Seattle is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Seattle is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games
  • Seattle is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami at New England, Sunday, September 18th
Seattle at Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18th