2022 NFL Week 1 Betting Analysis: Broncos vs Seahawks Odds for MNF

2022 NFL Week 1 Betting Analysis: Broncos vs Seahawks Odds for MNF

Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos begin their quest for Super Bowl rings on Monday night when Denver travels to Russell’s former place of residence. Wilson won a Super Bowl with Seattle on Sep. 12, the Denver quarterback enters the Emerald City the enemy. Will Wilson lead the favored Broncos to a win and cover? Or will his old team step it up? Check out NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks. 

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NFL Week 1 Odds for Denver Broncos versus Seattle Seahawks  

Why bet on Denver versus Seattle?

Wilson gives the Broncos something they haven’t had since Peyton Manning’s first season in Denver. Russell is one of the top five quarterbacks in the NFL. He’s a former Super Bowl winner who gets to play with a top receiving unit, a great offensive line, and an excellent defense. No doubt, Wilson will want to prove to his former employers they made a mistake by trading him.  

Denver Broncos Offensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 315.4
  • Passing Yards: 222.2
  • Rushing Yards: 93.1
  • Points Scored: 20.2
  • Turnovers: 20

Denver Broncos Defensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 361.1
  • Passing Yards: 215.1
  • Rushing Yards: 146.1
  • Points Scored: 23.1
  • Takeaways: 21

Why bet on Seattle versus Denver?

Seattle isn’t as bad of a team as many believe. The Seahawks have a decent defense and a capable starting quarterback. Geno Smith doesn’t have Russell Wilson-like skills, but Geno has played in the NFL for a long time. He’s a veteran who understands what it takes to win. Also, this happens in Seattle. So the Seahawks will be fired up to beat their former quarterback. 

Denver Broncos Offensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 361.5
  • Passing Yards: 259.0
  • Rushing Yards: 102.5
  • Points Scored: 27.1
  • Turnovers: 21

Denver Broncos Defensive Averages

** Stats from 2021

  • Total Yards: 350.8
  • Passing Yards: 248.4
  • Rushing Yards: 102.5
  • Points Scored: 22.1
  • Takeaways: 22

Broncos at Seahawks Relevant Trends

  • Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September
  • Denver is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road
  • Under is 4-0 in the Broncos’ last 4 games on a Monday 
  • Seahawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September
  • Seattle is 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games as an underdog.
  • Over is 4-1 in the Seahawks last 6 games

Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks Final Betting Prediction

Seattle is a group of hard-nosed, hard-trying football players. Geno Smith deserves as much respect as anybody for a nice, long, career in the league. But there’s a reason Smith has never developed into a full time starter.

Geno won’t make mistakes, but he won’t win a lot of games for you, either. In Russell Wilson, the Seahawks traded for one of the best quarterbacks in the past decade.

Wilson throws to a deep wide receiver crops. Not only that, but he can hand the ball off to Javonte Williams or Melvin Gordon, two of the better running backs in the NFL.  

The best part for Russell is that he shouldn’t have to rally the Broncos in this game like he had to in the past few seasons at Seattle. Denver’s defense will shut down the Seahawks’ offense. The Broncos win and cover.    

NFL Week 1 Pick: Denver Broncos -6 ½

 
 

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