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Seahawks Will Close as Most Popular Bet of Week 15

Dec 16, 2018 3:17 PM EST
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll

  • The Seattle Seahawks are 4-point favorites at the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of their Week 13 game, which saw Seahawks win in blowout fashion, 43-16.
  • According to The Action Network's data, 74% of the betting tickets are on the Seahawks, making them the most popular bet of the Week 15 NFL slate.

Back in Week 13, the San Francisco 49ers traveled to Seattle and got their doors blown off, losing 43-16 to the Seahawks.

The Seahawks easily covered as 10-point favorites in that game, so it’s no wonder that ever since the line opened for their Week 15 rematch (4:05 p.m. ET), bettors have flocked to the Seahawks.

In fact, Seattle will close as the most popular wager of Week 15. At the time of publication, Pete Carroll’s squad is receiving 74% of the total betting tickets as 4-point favorites, according to our betting data.

Here’s a more complete rundown, in case you’re curious…

Most Popular Bets, NFL Week 15

  • Seahawks (74%) at 49ers
  • Patriots (70%) at Steelers
  • Texans (70%) at Jets
  • Bills (63%) vs. Lions
  • Saints (62%) at Panthers

A word of caution if you’re thinking of following the masses: According to our Bet Labs wizard Evan Abrams, teams receiving 70% of the tickets on the road are 20-34-2 against the spread (37%) over the past two seasons, failing to cover by 3.6 points per game and losing bettors -14.5 units.

Despite the Seahawks being the most popular bet of Week 15, the line has actually moved against Seattle, which opened at 5.5.

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