Seattle Seahawks Odds Preview: 2014 Betting Lines

OddsShark.comFeatured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2014

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs past  Chicago Bears linebacker Shea McClellin in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
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Since the start of the 2012 season, the Seattle Seahawks are 17-1 and 13-5 against the spread at home.

The Seahawks are going off at around 7-1 to defend their Super Bowl title, and they lay six points Thursday in the season opener against Green Bay.

The Seattle Seahawks couldn't have personified the phrase “defense wins championships” much better than they did in 2013. After finishing the regular season with the NFL's best defense, allowing only 273.6 yards per game and 14.4 points per game, Seattle took it to the next level in the playoffs, allowing only 13.3 points per game against three strong offenses in New Orleans, San Francisco and Denver.

Seattle went 7-1 on the UNDER over its last eight games, with its 43-8 win over Denver in the Super Bowl being the only game that went OVER the total.

On top of having a complete shutdown defense, the Seahawks also boast an excellent offense as well. Seattle's 136.8 rushing yards per game was fourth-best in the NFL, and the team's 26.1 points per game ranked in the top 10.

Running back Marshawn Lynch is a contender to lead the NFL in rushing at 12-1 while quarterback Russell Wilson is 20-1 to finish the season as the NFL's MVP.

The Seahawks ended the regular season with a 13-3 SU and 11-5 ATS record. Their regular-season win total in 2014 is set at 11.0.

Seattle is the betting favorite to win the NFC West and the NFC conference at 17-4. It seems likely that both the division and the conference battle could boil down to how the Seahawks fare against the San Francisco 49ers.

Seattle is 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS in its last four games against the 49ers. Unsurprisingly, each of the last three games between these two defensive powerhouses have gone UNDER the total.

Both of the regular-season games between these two teams will be major events, as they will be pivotal in deciding the NFC West champion.

This Seattle Seahawks team looks built to last. It will try to become the first team since the New England Patriots back in 2004 and 2005 to win the Super Bowl in back-to-back years.


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