Seahawks at plus money to win the NFC West? Yes, please!
Just how close did the Seattle Seahawks come in 2019 to winning the NFC West, and possibly changing their playoff fate?
Basically one half.
Seattle spotted the San Francisco 49ers a 13-0 lead in the first half of their Week 17 encounter, with the division title on the line. The Seahawks rallied in the second half, but could never get closer than five points, in an eventual 26-21 loss.
Seattle finished 11-5, without a bad loss on its record, and beat Philadelphia 17-9 in the Wild Card round before it bowed out to Green Bay 28-23 in the NFC Divisional Round.
Fast forward to this wacky 2020 season, and the Seahawks might be primed for another big season.
BetMGM ($500 in FREE BETS, Promo Code: AMERICANGAMBLER) has the over 9.5 wins at -105, while the under is -115. After they went 7-1 on the road in 2019, BetMGM also has Seattle at +10000 to win all eight road games in 2020, a feat that looks improbable.
While the defense lost Jadeveon Clowney, it added Jamal Adams at safety, and drafted Jordyn Brooks. But the biggest factor might be the Super Bowl curse, which sees the losing Super Bowl team falter the next season. The Los Angeles Rams missed the playoffs last season, while just one team in the last 27 years (New England Partriots) made it back to the big game after losing. In fact, other than the Patriots, there were just four combined wins by Super Bowl losers in the following season’s playoffs.
NFL Prop Bets & Boosted Odds
- Seattle Seahawks to win over 9.5 games (-105, BetMGM)
- Seattle first regular season win Week 1 at Atlanta (-115, BetMGM)
- Seattle to win the NFC West (+200, PointsBet)
- Russell Wilson over 3,949.5 regular season passing yards (-110, BetMGM)
Bonus Week One NFL Bet
Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 over Washington (-110, BetMGM)