NFL Betting Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks – Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
When: Sunday, October 28th at 1:00 PM ET
Spread: Detroit Lions -3
Quick Pick: Under 49 (buy .5 point) for 3 units
The Detroit Lions enter this game with a record of 3-3 and are winners of two in a row including last week’s win over the Miami Dolphins by a score or 32-21.
The Seattle Seahawks enter this game also with a record of 3-3. They are coming off their bye week and a win prior to their bye week over the Oakland Raiders by a score of 27-3.
Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks are 3-3 overall and 3-2-1 ATS. The Seahawks have become a more run-oriented team and are not as good on defense after key losses on defense in the offseason as well as injuries. Seattle is 3-2-1 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS after a win, 0-2-1 ATS on the road and 1-1-1 ATS as an underdog.
Russell Wilson leads the team in passing with 1,308 yards for 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Chris Carson leads the team in rushing with 352 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Lockett leads the team in receiving with 23 receptions for 360 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Seattle is averaging 23.83 points per game which ranks 18th in the NFL. They are averaging 127.83 rushing yards per game which ranks 7th in the NFL. They are averaging 197.17 passing yards per game which ranks 28th in the NFL.
The Seahawks are allowing 19.5 points per game which ranks 5th in the NFL. They are allowing 120.67 rushing yards per game which ranks 24th in the NFL. They are allowing 206 passing yards per game which ranks 3rd in the NFL.
The Lions are 3-3 overall and 5-1 ATS. Detroit had been playing well on both sides of the ball compared to last season and are starting to become a more balanced offense. Detroit is 5-1 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS after a win, 2-1 ATS at home and 2-1 ATS as a favorite.
Matthew Stafford leads the team in passing with 1,602 yards for 12 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Kerryon Johnson leads the team in rushing with 444 yards and a touchdown. Golden Tate leads the team in receiving with 37 receptions for 467 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Detroit is averaging 26.17 points per game which ranks 12th in the NFL. They are averaging 122.33 rushing yards per game which ranks 12th in the NFL. They are averaging 258.17 passing yards per game which ranks 16th in the NFL.
The Lions are allowing 26.33 points per game which ranks 23rd in the NFL. They are allowing 139.33 rushing yards per game which ranks 29th in the NFL. They are allowing 220.83 passing yards per game which ranks 7th in the NFL.
Seattle gets the win in a game that goes under
Both of these teams are run dominated as they rank in the top half of the NFL in terms of rushing yards per game. The two defenses also struggle against the run with Seattle ranking 24th and Detroit ranking 29th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game. I look for both offenses to run the ball a lot in a low scoring game with Seattle coming away with the win on the road. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.