Seahawks vs. Colts Week 1 Prediction
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are 3-point road favorites on Sunday afternoon against Carson Wentz and the Colts. Will Seattle cover the number or is there a better bet on the board?
465 Seattle Seahawks (-3) at 466 Indianapolis Colts (+3); o/u 49
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 12, 2021
NFL Week 1 Regular Season
Seattle Seahawks DFS Spin
Russell Wilson expects new OC Shane Waldron's system to be more up-tempo. “Obviously, the tempo part of it is something that is real,” Wilson said, before also talking about how the Seahawks plan to stretch the field more. “We have some nuances across the board that really challenge the defense, using the whole field and really expanding the offense. Just using everybody as much as possible, in all different formations and different looks and different tempos.” Espousing balanced offense, Waldron wants more quick passes, featuring "shorter and more horizontal (routes) than DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have been running in Seattle for years," in the words of reporter Gregg Bell. For his part, Wilson is on board with all of it. More tempo and more quick passes would be a boon for Wilson both in real life and fantasy.
Indianapolis Colts DFS Spin
Carson Wentz is "trending toward being available" for Week 1. Wentz underwent surgery on August 2. He was present at Colts training camp practice Tuesday without a walking boot and did not have a limp. Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger are in the midst of a quarterback battle, but that could ultimately prove moot if Wentz is ready to suit up for Week 1. Starting guard Quenton Nelson is also making progress toward a Week 1 return. All Colts ADPs are considerably below where they will be if Wentz and Nelson are ultimately declared active for the Colts home opener against the Seahawks.
Seahawks vs. Colts Betting Prediction
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 5-0 in the Colts’ last five games in Week 1. The over is also 4-1 in the Colts’ last five games as an underdog and has cashed in nine of their last 13 games overall.
NFL WEEK 1 BETTING PREDICTION: SEAHAWKS/COLTS OVER 49