Every year, it seems like the Seattle Seahawks are disrespected by the oddsmakers. Although most shops have their win total set at 10 wins, some sportsbooks opened at 9.5 wins. Seattle's odds to make the playoffs are a measly -130. Why? This is a 12-win team from a season ago. Yes, they faded down the stretch, but I want no business fading Russell Wilson and Co. this season. The division is brutal, but the Seahawks catch a few scheduling breaks. First, they play the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1. QB Carson Wentz and OL Quenton Nelson may be sidelined with injury, so that's a win-win for the Seahawks. Also, the NFC West plays the rest of the AFC South, along with the NFC North. Wilson, Metcalf, and Lockett should absolutely shred the Titans secondary. The Jaguars are coming off a 1-win season and are starting a rookie quarterback. The Texans are an automatic win. The NFC North isn't that daunting, either. The Lions will contend for the #1 overall pick, the Bears will likely be starting a rookie quarterback, and the Vikings are good, but not spectacular. The Packers game will be difficult, but Seattle is more than capable of beating Green Bay. What's the best part about the Seahawks schedule, though? Seattle squares off against New Orleans and Washington as its other first-place NFC matchups and faces Pittsburgh as its 2021 AFC opponent. Taysom Hill, Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Ben Roethlisberger don't exactly strike fear into the hearts of opponents. That's an extremely favorable slate for a first-place finisher from a season ago. Overall, the Seahawks have the 8th easiest schedule based on win totals. If the top-heavy Rams suffer some injuries, they're in danger. If the QB situation in San Francisco isn't resolved in the near future, the 49ers could be in some trouble. If Kliff Kingsbury does not improve as a play-caller, the Cardinals may be stuck in mediocrity. I think the Seahawks will easily surpass 9.5 wins. Expect them to hit double-digit wins and contend in the postseason.
Best Bets: Seahawks over 9.5 wins (-155), over 10 wins (+100), makes playoffs (-130)
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