Seattle Seahawks NFL Postseason Betting Analysis
Despite winning 10 games and winning the NFC West, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (10-5 SU, 8-8 ATS) have been wildly inconsistent this season, particularly on the offensive side of the ball.
Still, with a powerful defense – and an offense that can clearly improve – the Seahawks have the look of a team that won’t be dispatched easily this postseason – if at all. Thanks to the expert betting analysis that you’re about to get on Pete Carroll’s squad, you’re going to have a great idea of just what to expect out of Seattle this postseason. Let’s get started.
In Depth Analysis On The Seattle Seahawks NFL Postseason Betting Analysis
Super Bowl 51 Odds: +1200
NFC Championship Odds: (21/5)
Why Bet on the Seahawks
There are a handful of great reasons to bet on the Seattle Seahawks this postseason, but none better than their stupendous lock-down defense. The Seahawks were rock-solid on the defensive side of the ball in ranking fifth in total defense (318.7 ypg), eighth against the pass (225.8 ypg), seventh against the run (92.9 ypg) and a stellar third in points allowed (18.2 ppg). Not only that, but Seattle still has plenty of star power on the defense in the forms of perennial Pro Bowlers like Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril among others.
While Seattle struggled offensively, they did manage to rank 12th in total offense (357.2 ypg) and 10th in passing (257.8 ypg). Seattle also has some elite talent on the offensive side of the ball in quarterback Russell Wilson, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls. Needless to say, there’s also plenty of hope they can improve on the offensive side of the ball in the playoffs after their inconsistent regular season.
The last reason to bet on the Seahawks this postseason is the stellar trends they have put together. 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 while winning seven of their eight regular season home games.
Why Bet Against the Seahawks
This season, the Seahawks have more blemishes than they have had in recent season and those imperfections are a great reason to bet against Seattle this postseason. Seattle was mostly abysmal in rushing the ball this season despite expecting Rawls to step in seamlessly to replace the retired Marshawn Lynch.
The Seahawks finished the regular season ranked a uninspiring 25th in rushing (99.4 ypg) and just 18th in scoring (22.1 ypg) and have had trouble scoring the ball virtually all season long. Another good reason to bet against the Seahawks is the loss of Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas and the fact that they gave up a whopping 72 points in two losses over their final four regular season contests.
Last but not least, the Seahawks have compiled some discouraging ATS trends that suggest they could get bounced out of the playoffs before they intend to. The Seahawks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following an SU win, 1-4 ATS in their last five games in the month of January and 0-4 ATS in their last four playoff games.