After a disappointing season, the Seattle Seahawks made a move that sent shockwaves across the NFL. Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos with the Seahawks receiving a haul of picks in return. The futures market has not reacted kindly.
Seattle begins training camp and gets set for preseason action against the Pittsburgh Steelers as an afterthought in the latest Super Bowl odds. Schedule makers have worked their magic as the club will welcome the Broncos to town in Week 1 for Monday Night Football. Here’s a closer look at the latest Seahawks betting odds and angles.
Seattle Seahawks odds: Spread, moneyline and over/under
NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds: Seahawks open preseason at Steelers
Seattle’s preseason schedule begins with a trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 13. The game will be carried by NFL Network with coverage set to begin at 7 p.m. ET.
This will be the first game action for the team since the Wilson trade. We’ll have to wait and see how playing time shakes out for the QBs in the preseason opener. Early betting lines have the Seahawks as road dogs.
- Moneyline: The Seahawks opened as +130 moneyline underdogs. The odds have shifted to Pittsburgh -170 with Seattle at +145.
- Spread: Seattle started as a field goal (-3) underdog, but the spread has since increased to Steelers -3.5 (-110).
- Over/Under: Scoring was expected to be on the light side as the opening total was set at 33.5 points. The over/under now stands at 37.
Week 1 betting odds: Seahawks big home dogs for Russell Wilson’s return
The Broncos and Seahawks closed out last year with matching records of 7-10. Both clubs were on the outside looking in at the NFL playoffs. The two teams were tied together in the offseason with the trade of Wilson from Seattle to Denver.
The outlooks for both teams for the current season have shifted dramatically as a result. Sportsbooks view the Broncos as a potential contender, while they predict a tough season for the Seahawks.
- Moneyline: The Seahawks opened as +160 moneyline underdogs in the home opener with the Broncos at -190, but the numbers have since moved slightly to Seattle +165. Denver was 3-5 on the road last season. Seattle’s normally strong home field advantage didn’t materialize, as the club went 4-5 at home.
- Spread: Seattle is a 4.5-point home underdog for the opener against Denver on Monday Night Football. The Seahawks were 9-8 against the spread a season ago while the Broncos went 8-9.
- Over/Under: The over/under line of 41.5 points is currently one of the lowest totals on the board for Week 1 of the NFL season. The Broncos averaged 19.7 points per game last season, while the Seahawks checked in at 23.2.
Seattle Seahawks odds to win the Super Bowl
Last Updated: August 12
DraftKings first released the winner of Super Bowl 57 odds in January. At the time, the Seahawks were toward the middle of the pack at +3500. The numbers have since dropped like a rock to +15000, which is tied with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions and ahead of just a pair of teams.
The trade of Wilson has severely impacted the expectations surrounding the team for the coming season. The Buffalo Bills (+600) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+700) are the current favorites to win it all.
Here’s what Seattle’s Super Bowl odds currently look like at other legal sportsbooks:
Seattle Seahawks futures odds for 2022-23 season
As the latest Super Bowl odds indicate, the season ahead could be a challenging one for the Seahawks. However, there are other ways to forecast how the team’s year will shake out in various other futures markets. Let’s take a look at some of the latest odds for Seattle.
Regular season win total
Last season, the Seahawks won seven games. DraftKings is projecting a step backward in the aftermath of the Wilson trade. As the positive odds on the under indicate, the majority of bettors are expecting the team to exceed that line.
Odds to win the NFC West
BetMGM Sportsbook: +1600
BetMGM is expecting the NFC West to be very competitive this season, but it projects the Seahawks to finish at the back of the pack. The Los Angeles Rams (+120) are the favorite, followed by the San Francisco 49ers (+200) and Arizona Cardinals (+300).
Odds to win the NFC
Caesars Sportsbook: +8000
The Seahawks are ahead of only the Atlanta Falcons (+12500) in odds to win the NFC. The Buccaneers (+340) are the current favorites, followed by the Packers and Rams at +450.
Drew Lock NFL MVP odds
FanDuel Sportsbook: +30000
Lock is poised to take over as the starter in Seattle. He was part of the trade for Wilson and a former second-round pick of the Broncos. Lock is an extreme long shot to win the award. Josh Allen (+700) is the current favorite.
Season-long player prop odds
- Most passing yards: Drew Lock +10000
- Most rushing yards: Rashaad Penny +4000
- Most receiving yards: DK Metcalf +5000
It’s a season of change in Seattle, so it’s pretty tough to forecast what to expect out of the offense. The betting odds for league-leading yardage totals reflect that. All three of the above players carry plenty of betting risk as a result.
Seattle Seahawks schedule
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Denver Broncos||8:15 p.m. ET||DEN -4||Broncos(-190), Seahawks (+160)||41 pts|
|2||Sept. 18||at San Francisco 49ers||4:05 p.m. ET|
|3||Sept. 25||vs. Atlanta Falcons||4:25 p.m. ET|
|4||Oct. 2||at Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET|
|5||Oct. 9||at New Orleans Saints||1 p.m. ET|
|6||Oct. 16||vs. Arizona Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET|
|7||Oct. 23||at Los Angeles Chargers||4:25 p.m. ET|
|8||Oct. 30||vs. New York Giants||4:25 p.m. ET|
|9||Nov. 6||at Arizona Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET|
|10||Nov. 13||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (in Munich)||9:30 a.m. ET|
|12||Nov. 27||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET|
|13||Dec. 4||at Los Angeles Rams||4:05 p.m. ET|
|14||Dec. 11||vs. Carolina Panthers||4:25 p.m. ET|
|15||Dec. 15||vs. San Francisco 49ers||8:15 p.m. ET|
|16||Dec. 24||at Kansas City Chiefs||1 p.m. ET|
|17||Jan. 1||vs. New York Jets||4:05 p.m. ET|
|18||Jan. 7 OR Jan. 8||vs. Los Angeles Rams||TBD|
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The Seahawks shook things up in March with its blockbuster trade that shipped Wilson to the Broncos. The team received back a number of draft picks and players, including Drew Lock. During free agency, the club’s signings included Uchenna Nwosu, and Gerald Everett was another departure.
In the NFL draft, the Seahawks selected OT Charles Cross in round one. Additional selections included OLB Boye Mafe and RB Kenneth Walker in the second, and OT Abraham Lucas in the third. Heading into camp, RB Chris Carson announced his retirement due to a neck injury. Add it all up, and it’s looking like a rebuilding year for a Seahawks team that has traded its franchise QB.
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Seattle Seahawks FAQ
Are the Seahawks a playoff contender this season?
It’s unlikely that the Seahawks will contend for a playoff spot this season. The team appears to be headed toward a rebuild in the wake of the trade of Wilson. Current futures odds have the team projected for last place in the NFC West.
How did the Seahawks do against the spread last year?
Who did the Seahawks add and lose in the offseason?
The Seahawks traded Russell Wilson to the Broncos for a package of draft picks and players. In free agency, the team signed Uchenna Nwosu and lost Gerald Everett. Seattle’s first-round pick in the NFL draft was Charles Cross.
What did the Seahawks get back in the Russell Wilson trade?
Denver sent back two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a fifth-round pick, along with players Noah Fant, Shelby Harris, and Drew Lock. Seattle also sent a fourth-round pick to the Broncos.