Seahawks-Lions Betting Preview: Which Side Is Being Undervalued?

Oct 28, 2018 6:53 AM EDT
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Betting odds: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions

  • Spread: Lions -3
  • Over/Under: 49
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: The action has slightly tilted toward Seattle in recent days. The Seahawks are getting more tickets (59%) and money (65%) at the time of writing (see live data here).

That could be part of the reason most books have moved the juice on Seahawks +3 up around -120. It will be interesting to see if oddsmakers get enough Seattle action to force a move down to +2.5.  — PJ Walsh

Trends to know: Seattle has won three of its past four games to even its record at 3-3. In his career, Matthew Stafford is 30-42-2 (42%) against the spread when playing a team that is .500 or better, according to our Bet Labs data. — John Ewing

Seattle’s defense is not what it used to be, but it is still allowing just 19.5 ppg this season, which ranks fifth in the NFL.

In Stafford’s career, he has faced a defense allowing fewer than 21 ppg at home 27 times and is 10-17 ATS, including 4-11 ATS over the last 5 years. — Evan Abrams

The Detroit Lions have been one of the hottest betting teams in 2018, covering five games in a row and joining the Chiefs as the only teams to cover every game since Week 2. — Evan Abrams

Situationally, this is an early kick locally for Seattle. But the Seahawks do come off a bye week while the Lions come in off a road win with two more huge road games on deck against division rivals Minnesota and Chicago. — Stuckey

Both teams come in at 3-3, but the Lions’ three victories have come over three teams with a combined 12-7-1 record, while the Hawks’ three wins have come against teams with a combined 5-15 record. — Stuckey

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