The Seattle Seahawks will welcome the Denver Broncos to deafening CenturyLink Field in a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl in what should be an all out war. NFL Week 3 Broncos vs Seahawks Betting Odds have Seattle as -4.5 favorites on the spread with 57% of the action on the Broncos. Denver (2-0 SU0-2 ATS) has failed to cover the spread in their first two games with Kansas City giving them a fight in a 34-27 non-cover in week 2. Seattle’s (1-1 1-1) perceived invincibility took a hit in last week’s 21-30 loss to San Diego as -4.5 road favorites. Can Denver gain revenge after last year’s 8-43 trouncing as -2.5 Super Bowl favorites? Our Week 3 NFL Predictions experts broke down the sides. Broncos vs Seahawks Betting Odds have Seattle at -4.5 on the spread at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
About Denver: Quarterback Peyton Manning (126.5 passer rating) has a fleet of dangerous weapons with Tight End Julius Thomas leading the NFL with 4 TD catches. Manning is protected by one of the best O-lines in football and is protected by NFL referee’s better than the witness protection program. Denver’s ground game has dropped off with Knowshon Moreno’s replacement Montee Ball (3.6 yards per carry) lacking the same burst. The Broncos sport a better defense than last year’s version with game-changing OLB Demarcus Ware harassing opposing QB’s. Broncos vs Seahawks Betting Odds Total is at 48.5 points.
About Seattle: QB Russell Wilson (114.7) is a model of consistency that makes plays with his rifle arm and scrambling ability. Wilson’s best weapon is explosive WR Percy Harvin (4.40 40-speed) who smoked the Broncos in the Super Bowl. Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (5.6 YPC) is battling a groin issue but remains arguably the best runner in football. Seattle’s O-line is tight but can be beaten in pass-protection with Wilson having to leave the pocket on more plays than the team would like. The Seahawks defense remains the best unit in football with speed and nastiness on all three levels. The injury status of OLB Bruce Irvin (worth 1.5 points on spread) should be monitored closely.
Expert NFL Predictions Bottom Line: Both of these teams play a brand of clean, efficient and physical football. As good as Seattle is, especially at home where they have a +5.5 home-field edge, they rarely blow teams out. Peyton Manning will take what Seattle’s defense gives him and keep the chains moving with possession WR Wes Welker being an impact factor. Expect Denver’s off-season upgrades on defense to show up in this one. Denver is missing their Pro-Bowl kicker but so far the replacement is 2 for 2 on field goal tries.
Expert NFL Predictions Play: Denver +4.5 at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
Broncos vs Seahawks Tale-Of-The-Tape
Coaching Staff: Seattle
Running Back: Seattle
Offensive Line: Denver
Defensive Line: Denver
Special Teams: Seattle