Seahawks vs. Lions Total Prediction
Can the Detroit Lions continue their recent offensive surge when they play host to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, October 28, 2018
1PM ET – Ford Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Lions are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -3 points against Seattle. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49 points. The public betting for this game currently has 58 percent going on the Seahawks on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Seahawks coming off bye
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a bye last week, but they have won three of their last four prior. Seattle is 3-3 on the season, 3-2-1 against the spread and 4-2 with the under. They have hit the under in four of their last five.
The Seahawks are strong defensively, allowing just 19.5 points and 344 yards per game. They are allowing just 223 passing yards per game. Offensively, Seattle is scoring 23.8 points per game while averaging 345.8 yards per contest. Russell Wilson has thrown for 1,308 yards and 13 touchdowns with four interceptions. He has been sacked 19 times. Chris Carson is the leading rusher with 352 yards on 78 carries.
Lions heating up
The Detroit Lions are coming off a 32-21 win over the Dolphins at Miami last weekend to move to 3-3 on the year. The Lions have won three of their last four and are now 5-1 against the spread and 5-1 with the over. They have hit the over in three straight.
Detroit is putting up 26.2 points and 391.7 yards per game on offense this year. Their offense is getting a nice boost from the run game as of late. Last week they rushed for over 200 yards as a team. Rookie Kerryon Johnson has a pair of 100-yards games this year and has 444 yards on 69 carries on the season. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 1,602 yards and 12 touchdowns with five interceptions. Defensively, the Lions are giving up 26.3 points and 384.3 yards per game. They have one of the worst run defenses in the league, allowing 139.3 yards per game. However, the team tried to improve on that this week by trading for Damon Harrison, one of the best run stuffers in the NFL.
NFL Betting Trends
The Seahawks are 8-2 with the under in their last 10 road games and 12-4 with the under in their last 16 conference games.
The Lions have hit the over in six of their last seven overall and in nine of their last 12 at home.
If the Lions can run the ball, they are going to score points. Detroit has put up at least 24 in their last five games and at least 30 in their last two. While Seattle is strong on defense, the Seahawks have had some big injuries and are making a trip across the country for this game. I think the Lions will continue to run the ball well and that will open up passes downfield for Stafford. I can see Detroit starting fast and that will force Seattle to play catch-up against a prevent defense, which should lead to a high-scoring game.
NFL Prediction: Seahawks/Lions Over 49