Seahawks vs. Lions Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Oct 24, 2018

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The Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions are two teams in the hunt for a playoff spot in the NFC. Only one of those teams will have the opportunity to climb above .500 on Sunday for the first time this season.

Seattle
10-6
AT
October 28, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Ford Field
Detroit
6-10
Pointspread +3 -115
Moneyline +135
Over / Under o +48.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Pointspread -3 -105
Moneyline -160
Over / Under u +48.5

48%

Betting Action

52%

Seattle is coming off its most convincing win of the season in a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders to improve to 3-3. Meanwhile, Detroit has strung together back-to-back victories over the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins to reach 3-3 and prove they can’t be completely overlooked in the NFC playoff picture. So which team will win on Sunday and improve to 4-3? Here is a closer look at the matchup.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Seahawks have struggled in the underdog role since the beginning of the 2017 season. In 11 games as a sports betting underdog over the last two seasons, Seattle is 3-8 straight up and 4-6-1 against the spread. The Seahawks have been a good team overall this year with a 3-2-1 record against the spread. However, their recent trend of struggling as a underdog is worth keeping in mind as they are currently listed as a three-point underdog against the Lions.

Detroit has been one of the best teams in the NFL to bet on this season with a 5-1 ATS record. The Lions have covered in four straight games and own a 7-2 ATS record in their last nine games dating back to last season. Detroit has been particularly good at home since losing its season opener to the New York Jets with wins over the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers in its last two games at Ford Field.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle was firing on all cylinders in their Week 5 win over Oakland. Russell Wilson threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns. The Seahawks defence sacked Derek Carr six times and held the Raiders to a field goal in their most impressive effort of the season so far. As they return from a bye week, the expectation is that Seattle’s defence will face a much tougher test on the road against an improved Detroit offence this Sunday.

The Seahawks absolutely need to be able to generate pressure up front in order to keep Matt Stafford off balance and prevent the Lions offence from gaining momentum. The pressure will also be on Wilson to deliver another strong performance on the road. Wilson has completed 69.3% of his pass attempts with five touchdowns and one interception in Seattle’s three wins this season. If he can play his best football on Sunday, then he will give the Seahawks a legitimate chance to win on the road.

Detroit Lions

There weren’t many experts that gave the Lions much of a chance this season following back-to-back losses to the Jets and the San Francisco 49ers in the first two weeks of the season. However, Detroit has won three of its four games since including impressive victories over New England and Green Bay to prove they won’t lay down this season. The Lions offence received a much-needed boost in last week’s 32-21 win over the Miami Dolphins when running back Kerryon Johnson rushed for 158 yards on 19 carries.

LeGarrette Blount ran for 50 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. If Detroit can effectively establish the run against Seattle on Sunday, it will go a very long way towards a win. Matt Stafford has thrown for 707 yards and six touchdowns without a turnover in his last three games. With an effective rushing attack and an improved pass attack that doesn’t turn the ball over, the Lions could very well be a legitimate contender in the NFC. After impressive wins over the Patriots and Packers at home already, there is a good chance they extend their impressive run with a big win over the Seahawks at Ford Field in Week 8.

Seahawks vs. Lions Prediction

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