A couple of teams searching for wins clash on Sunday when the Detroit Lions host the Seattle Seahawks. After three games, both the Hawks and the Lions are 1-2. Detroit is the favorite because this happens at Ford Field. Will Seattle rediscover the form that led to a week 1 upset win over Denver? Or will the the Lions move to .500 with a win and cover? See below for NFL Betting Lines, analysis, and a free pick for Seattle at Detroit.
NFL Week 4 Betting Preview for Seattle Seahawks at Detroit
Seattle versus Detroit Odds and Game Info
- When: Sunday, Oct. 2 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
- TV / Streaming: Fox / Fox Sports
- ATS Odds: Detroit -4
- Moneyline Odds: Seattle +166 / San Francisco -207
- Over/Under Odds: 48
Why bet on Seattle versus Detroit?
Atlanta bested Seattle in the Seahawks’ last, but the underdogs in this game lost by just 4 points. Also, Seattle had a decent offensive output. The Seahawks scored 23 points.
Quarterback Geno Smith is completing over 77% of his passes. Overall, the defense is playing okay, holding opponents to less than 400 yards and less than 24 points per game.
Seattle Seahawks Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 296.3
- Passing Yards: 221.7
- Rushing Yards: 74.7
- Points Scored: 15.7
- Turnovers: 5
Seattle Seahawks Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 397.3
- Passing Yards: 240.3
- Rushing Yards: 157.0
- Points Scored: 23.3
- Takeaways: 4
Why bet on Detroit versus Seattle?
If the ball had bounced a different way in the NFL Week 1 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and if the Lions had held the late fourth quarter lead against the Vikings, Detroit would be 3-0 instead of 1-3.
When it comes to scoring points, few teams can touch the Lions. Detroit averages 31.7 points per, ranking second. The Lions amass 409 yards each game, ranking third.
Detroit Lions Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 409.0
- Passing Yards: 238.7
- Rushing Yards: 170.3
- Points Scored: 31.7
- Turnovers: 2
Detroit Lions Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 408.0
- Passing Yards: 265.7
- Rushing Yards: 142.3
- Points Scored: 31.0
- Takeaways: 2
Seahawks at Lions Relevant Trends
- Seahawks are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 on the road
- Seattle is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October
- Under is 5-0 in the Seahawks’ last 5 games in October
- Lions are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 at home.
- Detroit is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an against the spread win
Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions Final Betting Prediction
Detroit quarterback Jared Goff and the Lions’ offense should overwhelm Seattle’s defense. Neither defense is playing great but the Lions’ D has an excuse.
Detroit has faced Philadelphia, Carolina, and Minnesota. The Eagles and the Vikings have two of the best offenses in the NFL. The Lions held Baker Mayfield and the Panthers’ offense in check.
Seattle beat Denver, but the Broncos have one of the worst offenses in the NFL. The Seahawks’ defense bombed versus Jimmy G. and the San Francisco 49ers. Then last Sunday, Marcus Mariota and the Falcons dropped 27 onto Seattle.
Geno Smith is playing well, but he’s thrown just 4 TDs. Jared Goff has thrown 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Goff is averaging close to 250 passing yards per game. Detroit wins and covers.
If you like to bet player props, look for options on Detroit running back Jamal Williams. Seattle allows 157 rushing yards per, ranking thirty-first in the NFL. So Williams should have a decent game because Lions’ RB1 DeAndre Swift most likely won’t play.
NFL Week 4 Pick: Detroit Lions -4