The Detroit Lions (1-2 SU, 3-0 ATS) are a perfect 6-0 ATS over their last six home games heading into Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks (1-2, 1-2). The Lions will be in the rare role of favorites when they try to cash in as a Seahawks vs Lions prediction in Detroit.
Seahawks vs Lions Opening Odds
The Lions opened as 6-point favorites before action on Seattle quickly moved the Seahawks vs Lions odds down to Detroit -4.5. Bettors were also quick to pound the OVER when the line opened at 46 points, driving the total up to 50 points in this one. The OVER is 5-0 in Detroit’s last five games.
Seattle Has Cooled Off Since Week 1 Win
The Seahawks pulled off an improbable 17-16 upset win at home over the Denver Broncos in Week 1 as 6-point underdogs. Seattle has gone 0-2 SU and ATS since then, losing to the San Francisco 49ers 27-7 in Week 2 and the Atlanta Falcons 27-23 on Sunday. This was a back-and-forth game early that Seattle actually led 20-17 at the half, but Atlanta eventually came away with the road win as a 1-point underdog.
Geno Smith had a productive start in the loss, going 32-for-44 with 325 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and one interception. This marked a departure from Seattle’s first two games when Smith was given a game-manager role, averaging only 196 passing yards per game. Smith could be in for another big day against Detroit’s weak defense.
Detroit Playing As A Favorite For First Time Since 2020
The Lions played an entertaining and competitive game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday but fell short of pulling off the outright upset as 6.5-point underdogs in a 28-24 road loss. Detroit blew two 10-point leads in the game after being up 14-0 in the second quarter and 24-14 in the third. Jamaal Williams had 20 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns in an increased role with D’Andre Swift sidelined with injuries.
Detroit is 9-2 ATS over its last 11 games, including a 3-0 ATS start to this season. All of that success has come as an underdog, however, as the Lions haven’t been favored in any of their last 26 games. The Lions are 11-6-1 SU and 9-8-1 ATS in their last 18 games as a favorite, though they lost their last game as a favorite 20-0 on the road against the Carolina Panthers on November 22, 2020.
Seahawks: Keys To Win
Seattle’s days of having one of the league’s most dominant defenses are long gone. The Lions have been consistently producing points this season, so for the Seahawks to cover the spread or win outright, they’ll need Geno Smith to have a strong game and produce some offense as a Seahawks vs Lions prediction on Sunday.
Lions: Keys To Win
Detroit has averaged 32.2 points per game over its last five games but has also allowed 34.8 points per game over that stretch. The Lions aren’t going to shut anyone down, so the path to victory as a Seahawks vs Lions pick is to outscore the Seahawks in another high-scoring matchup.
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