Broncos vs. Seahawks Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 1 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Aug 05, 2019

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The Denver Broncos got the win in the Hall of Fame Game, so they’ve begun their preseason positively.

August 08, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
CenturyLink Field
Pointspread -2.5 -110
Moneyline -142
Over / Under o +37
Pointspread +2.5 -110
Moneyline +118
Over / Under u +37

In Week 1, which is technically their second game, the Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Vic Fangio spent 32 years as an assistant in the NFL before finally getting his shot to be a head coach. There was no way that he was going to miss his first game on the sidelines, regardless of the pain that kidney stone caused him. Now Fangio will turn his attention to the Seahawks with a chance to improve to 2-0 in preseason action.

It won’t be an easy task against a head coach that is obsessed with winning regardless of the time of the year. Pete Carroll is 22-14 all-time in exhibition play, which is even more impressive when you consider the fact that Seattle went 0-4 in last year’s preseason play.

Denver Broncos

It will be interesting to see if Flacco takes the field in Seattle this week. Flacco was held out of the Hall of Fame Game. Considering his status as a veteran quarterback, there is a good chance Denver relies on Drew Lock, Kevin Hogan and Brett Rypien once again this week. Lock went 7-of-11 for 34 yards as the starter in the 14-10 win over Atlanta.

It was Rypien that led the comeback win for the Broncos by going 5-of-10 for 41 yards and a touchdown. After a fine rehearsal against the Falcons, the Broncos could open up their playbook a little more versus the Seahawks this week. Expect running backs Khalfani Muhammad and Devontae Jackson to get a steady dose of touches again this week after combining for 76 yards and a touchdown on 19 touches against the Falcons. Denver passed its first test in the Hall of Fame Game. Now they move on to a much more difficult challenge on the road in Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks

One name to keep an eye on heading into this preseason contest is Paxton Lynch, who will go up against the team that drafted him for the first time. Lynch is battling Geno Smith for the backup job behind Wilson. It will be interesting to see how those two quarterbacks fare as they each look to make a statement in front of their home fans.

Last year’s first round pick Rashaad Penny should filter in to the mix at running back with J.D. McKissic and C.J. Prosise handling the bulk of the touches versus Denver. Carroll is one of the few coaches in the NFL that is known for chasing preseason wins, so we can expect to see several familiar faces in his lineup on Thursday night. With an intriguing competition for the No. 2 quarterback job and the home crowd behind them, the Seahawks get the slight edge as three-point favorites at CenturyLink Field.