Detroit Lions Vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Line & PredictionsJosh Bailey
Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions will look to shake off their three-game losing streak while trying to pull off the upset over Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks when the two Super Bowl 51 hopefuls square off in their NFC wild card battle on Saturday.
Lions: Lost L3 games, 0-5 vs. teams currently in playoffs.
Seahawks: 3-3 in L6 games.
— NFL (@NFL) January 5, 2017
The Lions are 7.5-point underdog when this game gets underway live from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. This intriguing pairing gets underway at 8:15 PM ET and will air live of NBC. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value.
Detroit Lions Vs Seattle Seahawks Spread & ATS Pick
What: Detroit Lions (9-7) at Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)
When: Saturday, January 7, 2016
Start Time: 8:15 PM ET
Where: Seattle, WA
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Spread: Seattle -7.5
Moneyline: Detroit +300 at Seattle -385
Game Total: 43
Stream: NBC Sports Live
Listen: Detroit vs Seattle
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Seahawks
Detroit (9-7 SU, 8-8 ATS) finished the regular season ranked a modest 20th in scoring (21.6 ppg) and respectable 13th in points allowed (22.4 ppg) but have had problems running the ball as they finished the regular season ranked 30th in rushing at just 81.9 yards per game.
Despite their late-season swoon, the Lions got a fantastic season out of veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford as the strong-armed signal-caller passed for a stellar 4,327 yards this season to help the Lions finish the regular season ranked 11th in passing (256.9 ypg).
The Lions also have talent at the skill positions in the form of wide receiver Golden Tate and veteran wideout Anquan Boldin (8 TDs).
Why Bet The Seattle Seahawks To Beat The Lions
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (10-5 SU, 8-8 ATS) finished the regular season ranked an uninspiring 18th in scoring, but were mostly stupendous on the defensive side of the ball in ranking fifth in total defense, eighth against the pass, seventh against the run and a stellar third in points allowed (18.2 ppg).
More importantly, Seattle went 7-1 SU at home this season while Detroit only managed to go 3-5 SU on the road. Seattle has tons of talent on both sides of the ball and beat Detroit the last time these two teams met, winning 13-10 at home back in 2015.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
51 percent of public bettors like Detroit to cover the spread and I can certainly understand why seeing as how the Seahawks have been mediocre at best offensively this season.
Nevertheless, with the home team in this NFC rivalry going 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings and Seattle being virtually unbeatable at home the last few seasons, I like the Seahawks to win and narrowly cover the wild card betting line.
Detroit has gone 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and a winless 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall. In addition to that, Detroit has given up a whopping 73 points in their last two games and is just 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record.
Despite their struggles to score the ball this season, Seattle has managed to go 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss and a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
My Final Score Prediction is Seattle 31 Detroit 21