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A Bettor’s Look at the Seattle Seahawks

January 27, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks are looking to win their second consecutive Super Bowl and become the fourth straight underdog in the Super Bowl to win outright.

The current line has the New England Patriots favored over Seattle by 1 point with the total points sitting on 48.

Seattle on the season is 14-4 straight up and 11-7 against the spread. The over/under on the season is 10-8 for Seattle.

Seattle is 1-1 SU as well as ATS in its two prior Super Bowl appearances. The Seahawks lost to Pittsburgh 21-10 in Super Bowl XL. In Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks defeated Denver 43-8.

Under head coach Pete Carroll, Seattle is 57-32 SU and 54-34-1 ATS.

Ten Important Seattle Trends

  • In Russell Wilson starts, Seattle is 42-13 SU and 37-18 ATS.
  • Seattle is 19-21 SU and 24-15-1 ATS as underdogs with Pete Carroll as the coach.
  • In Super Bowls, the underdogs have covered the number in 21 of 48 games.
  • The underdogs have been victorious outright in 5 of the past 7 Super Bowls.
  • Seattle is 6-2 SU and 5-2-1 ATS following a week off under Coach Carroll.
  • Seattle is 11-10 SU and 9-11-1 ATS against teams in the AFC under Coach Carroll.
  • The OVER cashed in three of the past four games for Seattle.
  • Since 1978, underdogs in the playoffs of 1 point to 2.5 points are 25-24 SU and 29-20 ATS.
  • Seattle is 23-8 SU and 20-11 ATS in games following a cover under Coach Carroll.
  • Reigning champions in the Super Bowl who reach their second consecutive Super Bowl have a 6-5 against the spread record in defending their titles.

The catalyst for Seattle on Sunday could be Marshawn Lynch their talented running back. New England has a solid run defense allowing only 104 yards per game.

Stopping Lynch will not guarantee a Patriots win, as quarterback Russell Wilson is a dual threat and can lead the Seahawks to victory.

Defensively Richard Sherman appears healthy enough to start. The big question is whether New England will go at him or avoid him.

Seattle is 16-6 SU when Sherman has one or more interceptions, but only 11-11 ATS in those same 22 games.