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

Nik Kowalski | Updated Aug 11, 2021

The 2021 Seattle Seahawks are beginning their season with a trip to Vegas to play Jon Gruden’s Las Vegas Raiders Saturday night.

Seattle
7-10
AT
August 14, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
10-7
Pointspread +2.5 -102
Moneyline +127
Over / Under o +37
Pointspread -2.5 -118
Moneyline -154
Over / Under u +37

Seattle won the NFC West at 12-4 in 2020 but fell short in a divisional round home playoff game, while the Raiders stayed even at 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

Kickoff at Allegiant Stadium, the stadium’s first game with fans in the stands, is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Seattle’s on quite the against the spread run over the Raiders, covering in 13 of their last 18 head-to-heads. Winning straight up is another story, as Seattle’s won just two of their last 11 trips to play the Raiders. The Raiders meanwhile have covered in all of their last six games played in August. Oddsmakers have Las Vegas as a 2.5-half point favourite to win, with the total listed at 37.5.

Sports Interaction has Las Vegas listed at over-under 7.5 wins this season, and Seattle 9.5.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks didn’t make a ton of moves in the off-season, as Russel Wilson’s alleged frustrations with the team and trade rumours were the headline of the spring out west. Wilson is back, along with running back Chris Carson (re-signed this off-season) and top receivers D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Whether either of the four will play is still to be determined.

At the moment, Geno Smith is Wilson’s back up and the Seahawks have several backs on their roster who saw action last season — Rashaad Penny, DeeJay Dallas, and Travis Homer.

On defence, the Seahawks added corner Ahkello Witherspoon from rival San Francisco and Witherspoon should replace the departed Shaquill Griffin who signed with Jacksonville.

Las Vegas Raiders

The offensive line will have several new faces in Vegas after the Raiders traded three members away this off-season, including centre Rodney Hudson and tackle Trent Brown. Las Vegas went on to sign guard Denzelle Good as a replacement, and also added edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue and running back Kenyan Drake in free agency.

It’s still Derek Carr’s offence, and he’ll have star tight end Darren Waller to throw to. Waller caught 107 balls for 1,196 yards last season, while Carr threw for 4,103. Both may not see the field Saturday, but leave a lot of excitement that Vegas can put up points with anyone.

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