Prior to the start of the NFL season, many of us place teams in tiers. We have a handful of teams that fall into the elite category, which tend to be those that are among the favorites to win the Super Bowl. We have potential playoff candidates behind that group, followed by dark horse teams and those that have no real shot at getting into the postseason. Much of it depends on the QB starting under center for every team, but the reality is that you need the full 53-man roster to win a championship. The Seattle Seahawks has a Super Bowl winner under center, whole the Colts are rolling the dice a little with Carson Wentz, a QB that saw his previous team win a Super Bowl while he was out with injury. Both teams fall into the dark horse category this season, but it is the Seahawks who are in as a 2 ½ point road favorite for this one. The point total is set at 50. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at both teams so you can bet against the NFL odds for the upcoming Seahawks vs Colts matchup.
NFL Betting Preview for Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis
Seattle Seahawks vs Indianapolis Colts Game Info
- When: Sunday, September 12 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks
It was a bit of a troubling offseason for the Seahawks, as it looked for a moment as though Russell Wilson might be looking for a new home. He is back under center for Seattle and ready to take another run. The Seahawks went 12-4 in the regular season in 2020, but they failed to make any real impact in the postseason, going down to the Rams in the Wild Card Game. The Seahawks tend to start fast and have gone 8-1 SU in their last 9 games played in the month of September. They have also won 7 of their last 9 meetings with teams from the AFC. That said, they are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 against the Colts and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The OVER has hit in 7 of their last 8 versus teams from the AFC South.
Why bet on the Indianapolis Colts
It’s tough to know what to make of this Colts team this season, simply because we are not sure what to expect from Carson Wentz. They had a solid 11-5 season in 2020 with Phillip Rivers under center, losing a close one to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card. This is a team that looks ready to win now, but they need a reliable QB and one that will stay healthy from start to finish. The Colts have an absolutely miserable record in Week 1 of the season, losing each of their last 7 opening week games. While they are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games versus the NFC, they are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The OVER has hit in 9 of their last 13 overall.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The inability of the Colts to get a win in Week 1 versus the historic fast start of Seattle has me leaning in the direction of the Seahawks. I like Seattle to win and cover this weekend, with the point total going UNDER.
Pick: Seattle Seahawks 27 Indianapolis Colts 17