Broncos vs Seahawks Week 1 Game Info
Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. It's no secret that this is one of the most anticipated first-week tilts as it marks the Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson's return to Seattle after spending 10 seasons as the Seahawks' signal-caller.
Both teams are heading in opposite directions, though. On one hand, the Broncos are poised to be one of the AFC's top threats as they look to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2015. On the other, the Seahawks are in a rebuild and will likely be less competitive with Geno Smith under center.
Broncos vs Seahawks Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: DEN: (-270) | SEA: (+220)
Spread: DEN: -6.5 (-110) | SEA: +6.5 (-110)
Total: 44.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Updated (Thursday, Sept. 8, 3:30 p.m. ET): The odds for this game have shifted slightly since they opened. Seattle has gone from +210 to +220 on the moneyline now, while the Broncos increased from -255 to -270. Denver remains a 6.5-point favorite.
The Broncos enter this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 8:15 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 42.5, which is fairly low compared to this week's NFL projected totals.
Broncos vs Seahawks Prediction & Pick
Don't let the Wilson return story distract from the fact that there's a mismatch here. The Seahawks aren't even close to being on the Broncos' level in their current form and it's tough to imagine Drew Lock keeping pace with Wilson throughout all 60 minutes.
The Broncos have also performed well against Seattle in recent history, going 13-5 straight up in the last 18 clashes between the two teams. With Denver having the advantage in just about every category, I can't see the Broncos losing here — especially after all of their offseason improvements.
Final Score Prediction: Broncos: 28 | Seahawks: 13
Broncos vs Seahawks Betting Trends
- Denver is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against NFC teams.
- Seattle is 13-7 ATS in its last 20 games as the underdog.
- The total has hit the under in 10 of Denver's last 14 road games against Seattle.
- The total has hit the over in five of Seattle's last six games.
Broncos vs Seahawks Best Bet
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With the Broncos having a vastly superior roster, I expect them to put things out of reach early on. Even with the home crowd cheering them on, the Seahawks don't look like anything special this year, leading to Denver covering the 6.5-point spread on Monday.
Bet: Broncos -6.5 (-110)
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