Check out our free Seahawks vs Lions pick and preview for NFL week 4 game in Detroit. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Seahawks vs Lions Pick & Preview- NFL Week 4
The Seattle Seahawks travel to take on the Detroit Lions, at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 1:00 PM ET and will be televised on FOX. The odds for this week 4 NFC matchup have the Lions as the -5.0 point favorite on the spread.
Seahawks vs Lions Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions
- Where: Detroit at Ford Field
- Date: Sunday, October 2nd
- Betting Odds DET -5.0, SEA +198 | DET +-244 O/U 50.0
Can Geno Smith Help Lead The Seahawks To A Road Upset At Detroit?
Heading into week 3, the Seattle Seahawks are looking to bounce back from a loss to the Falcons by a score of 27-23, giving them a loss against a NFC opponent. By dropping the game, the team also failed to cover the spread, as they were had a -1.0 advantage on the spread. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 50 points, which surpassed the betting line of 43.
The Seahawks 23 points was right in line with last year’s season average of 23.24.
Offensively, Seattle found success in the run game, putting up 112 on 23 attempts. Rashaad Penny led the team with 66 rush yards and did not find the endzone.
At the quarterback position, Geno Smith ended the game with a passer rating of 99.15 on 325 yards through the air. Smith found the endzone 2 times through the air. Tyler Lockett was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 76 yards and 9 catches. Overall, Seattle is the 21st ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 221.67. Thus far, 74.8% of their yards through the air, which is 6 in the NFL.
So far, the Seahawks defense has sacked the opposing team’s quarterback 6 times, placing them just 25th in the NFL. On the season, they have generated QB hits at a rate closer to the league average at 19.6%.
Can Jared Goff And The Lions Take Care Of Business At Home?
This week, the Detroit Lions are hoping to get back in the win column, after falling 28-24 to the Minnesota Vikings. The loss was costly, as it came against a NFC North opponent. Detroit went into the game as the 6.5 point underdogs on the spread. Going into the game, the over-under total was set at 51 points, which the team’s surpassed.
On offense, the team’s 24 point performance, surpassed last year’s season average of 19.12 points per game.
Throughout the game, Detroit struggled to run the ball, coming up with just 139 yards on 35 attempts. Jamaal Williams was able to find the endzone 2 times, along with his 87 yards.
Jared Goff was able to rack up 277 passing yards on an overall passer rating of 79.01. For the game, Goff also threw for 1 touchdown. Although Josh Reynolds did not come up with a touchdown grab through the air, he was still productive with 96 yards. Detroit is the ranked team in pass yards per game, averaging 238.67 overall. This season, 55.17% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 18th in the NFL.
Through 3 games the team’s defense has generated sacks and hits on the quarterback at a rate similar to the league average. They enter this week’s matchup with a total of 7 sacks.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Last year, Seattle and Detroit played 1 time, with the Seahawks winning by a score of 51-29. Seattle was the betting favorite at -9.0, while the over-under line was 41.5.
Seattle comes into the game looking to continue their recent success over Detroit, as they have a record of 4-1 over the last 5 meetings. The two teams have combined to average 45.8 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The Seattle Seahawks have gone 3-2 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Seahawks have averaged 28.4 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Detroit at 17.4.
Seahawks vs Lions Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Lions -5.0
- Free Total Prediction:Over 50.0
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