The Seattle Seahawks welcome Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos to Lumen Field for their season opener Monday, and to no one’s surprise, Broncos vs Seahawks betting odds markets install the visitors as the runaway favorites.
The Broncos are priced at -270 on the moneyline while the Seahawks are the big +230 underdogs in the same straight-up market. As well, the game is nestled on a spread of 6½ points and the total is projected to 44 ½ points as we look at the latest betting online markets.
Does the market have it right? Will Wilson ball out against his former team and in front of the 12th man? Find out as we weigh in on this matchup and serve up choice predictions and NFL point spreads.
NFL Betting Game Preview: Broncos vs Seahawks
- Denver Broncos (0-0) vs Seattle Seahawks (0-0)
- Location: Lumen Field, Seattle Washington
- Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
- TV Broadcast: ESPN
Broncos Ride Wilson Gravy Train
The Wilson trade brought untold good fortune to Mile High. The Broncos Super Bowl Odds, AFC Conference Odds, and AFC West Odds all instantly skyrocketed into contention. There was a buzz about the city, the club, and players, and a natural bonhomie circulating around the league and punditocracy, praising Denver’s role in the trade.
Denver finished last in the AFC West with a 7-10-0 record in 2021. They fired former head coach Vic Fangio and brought in a new head coach Nathaniel Hackett. They improved the staff and roster around their prized quarterback, doing everything they could to set him up well in his first year with the Broncos. Thus, putting the franchise in the best position to succeed and deliver on the high expectations that precede them into 2022.
Seahawks Genuine Underdogs
There’s a feeling that the Seahawks have sold out on the 2022 season after trading away one of the most revered and respected signal callers in the game, Wilson and, in turn, done very little to address the glaring hole on the offense his departure leaves.
Seattle did receive a developmental talent in former Bronco quarterback Drew Lock. Still, they’re going to be starting backup journeyman quarterback Geno Smith in Week 1 – and in the foreseeable until that decision is changed.
The Broncos vs Seahawks betting odds are stacked against Seattle for good reason. There is talent in Seattle with players such as DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett for instance. But it’s hard to imagine them balling out against the Broncos on Monday night, never mind putting together a standout season catching balls from Smith.
Broncos vs Seahawks Betting Verdict:
Everything about the Seahawks screams rebuild, rebuild, rebuild. Whey else would their stock plummet in NFL futures markets? Or their betting value be so unappealing in markets? in just about every single category.
For all intent and purpose, the Broncos should and must win this game emphatically, otherwise the optics will be questionable after all the hype and excitement of the Wilson trade. The moment of truth is finally here. The time to put Wilson’s oh-so-cringe “Let’s riiiiiide” slogan to the test.
As per the markets the Broncos should come through as the firm favorites to win outright. There’s little value in betting on the Broncos to win when the odds require bettors to stake three-times more than the potential payout.
Instead the best value for your NFL picks is the Denver Broncos point spread. Laying almost a touchdown in Week 1 is a lot of points to cover, but this is exactly that kind of a mismatched game that is likely to be totally one-sided.Follow us on Twitter