Colts vs. Seahawks: Week 1 NFL Betting Preview – September 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on September 12, 2021

The Seattle Seahawks (0-0) square off against the Indianapolis Colts (0-0) in Week 1. The Seahawks (-3) and the Colts (+140 to win on the moneyline) match up on September 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. The point total for the matchup is set at 49.5 points.

In this article we will break down what you need to know to make a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, injury updates, and weather conditions, while also providing you with the best odds available.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 12, 2021, 2:13 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Seahawks Vs. Colts Betting Odds

Seahawks Vs. Colts Player Props

Seahawks Vs. Colts Weather

The weather forecast for Indianapolis on Sunday is dry (broken clouds) and relatively calm (14 mph winds), with a high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit (as of 2:13 PM on September 12). But this game could be played indoors because Lucas Oil Stadium has a retractable roof.

Seahawks Vs. Colts Injury Report

Seattle Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Alex Collins RB Gameday Inactive Out
Dakoda Shepley G Gameday Inactive Out
Blessuan Austin CB Gameday Inactive Out
L.J. Collier DE Gameday Inactive Out
Jake Luton QB Gameday Inactive Out
Stone Forsythe OT Gameday Inactive Out
Colby Parkinson TE Foot Out
John Ursua WR Knee (acl) Out
Ben Burr-Kirven OLB Acl Out
Cedric Ogbuehi OT Bicep Out
Nigel Warrior S Leg Out
Tre Brown CB Knee Out

Indianapolis Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Chris Wilcox CB Gameday Inactive Out
Isaac Rochell DE Gameday Inactive Out
Will Fries G Gameday Inactive Out
Danny Pinter G Foot Out
Eric Fisher OT Achilles Out
Xavier Rhodes CB Calf Out
Quenton Nelson OL Foot Probable
Kemoko Turay DE Groin Out
J.J. Nelson WR Groin Out
Robert Windsor DT Hip Out
Dayo Odeyingbo DE Achilles Out
Nick Nelson CB Undisclosed Out
Quartney Davis WR Shoulder Out
Dezmon Patmon WR Undisclosed Out
Sam Tevi OT Knee (acl) Out
Sam Ehlinger QB Knee (acl) Out
T.Y. Hilton WR Neck Out

Seahawks Offense Vs. Colts Defense (2020)

Seahawks Offense Stats (Rank) Colts Defense
28.7 (8) Points/Gm 22.6 (10)
0.45 (7) Points/Play 0.36 (12)
369.5 (17) Yards/Gm 332.1 (8)
265.3 (13) Pass Yards/Gm 257.9 (19)
123.2 (12) Rush Yards/Gm 90.5 (2)
5.8 (11) Yards/Play 5.4 (10)
7.5 (13) Yards/Pass 7.3 (19)
4.8 (5) Yards/Rush 3.7 (2)
40.2% (20) 3rd Down % 42.4% (19)
73.2% (4) Red Zone % 61.5% (15)
18 (9) Turnovers 25 (5)
48 (27) Sacks 40 (12)

Colts Offense Vs. Seahawks Defense (2020)

Colts Offense Stats (Rank) Seahawks Defense
28.2 (9) Points/Gm 23.2 (15)
0.44 (9) Points/Play 0.33 (4)
378.1 (10) Yards/Gm 380.6 (22)
261.6 (14) Pass Yards/Gm 300.7 (31)
124.8 (11) Rush Yards/Gm 95.6 (5)
5.9 (8) Yards/Play 5.5 (12)
7.6 (8) Yards/Pass 7.1 (12)
4.3 (14) Yards/Rush 3.9 (4)
39.6% (21) 3rd Down % 47.1% (27)
58.3% (17) Red Zone % 62.5% (19)
15 (3) Turnovers 22 (10)
21 (2) Sacks 46 (6)

When The Seahawks Have The Ball (2020)

  • The Seahawks’ pass protection resulted in 48 sacks allowed last season, sixth-most in the league. The Colts’ defense totaled 40 (12th-most).
  • Seattle’s red-zone percentage was 73.2% a year ago (fourth in the NFL), while Indianapolis allowed a score on 61.5% of its opponents’ red-zone trips (15th in the league).
  • The Colts allowed 90.5 rushing yards per game last year (second in NFL). The Seahawks’ running game was 12th in the league (123.2).
  • Seattle averaged 369.5 yards per game to rank 17th in the NFL a season ago. They take on an Indianapolis defense that ranked eighth, allowing 332.1 yards per game last year.

When The Colts Have The Ball (2020)

  • The Colts averaged 261.6 passing yards per game last season (14th in the NFL), compared to the 300.7 per game the Seahawks gave up (31st in the league).
  • Seattle’s defense ranked 22nd in yards conceded per game last year (380.6), while Indianapolis’ offense was 10th in the league at 378.1 yards per game.
  • The Colts averaged 4.3 yards per carry last year (14th in league) compared to the 3.9 per rushing attempt the Seahawks allowed (fourth).
  • Indianapolis’ offense was third-ranked in the league last year in terms of turnovers allowed (15), and is up against the 10th-ranked team in turnovers forced from a season ago, Seattle (22).

Seahawks Betting Trends And Insights

  • Seattle went 8-8-0 ATS last season.
  • When playing as at least 3-point favorites last season, the Seahawks had an ATS record of 5-8.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total seven times in Seattle’s games.
  • In nine games last season, Seattle and its opponents scored more than 49.5 combined points.
  • The Seahawks finished 11-3 in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 78.6% of those games).

Colts Betting Trends And Insights

  • Indianapolis won eight games against the spread last year, while failing to cover eight times.
  • The Colts covered the spread when playing as at least 3-point underdogs in their only opportunity last year.
  • A total of nine of Indianapolis’ games last season went over the point total.
  • Indianapolis played nine games last season that ended with a combined score over 49.5 points.
  • The Colts lost the only game they played as the underdog last season.

Seahawks Players To Watch

  • Russell Wilson collected 4,212 passing yards (263.3 yards per game) with a 68.8% completion percentage last year (384-of-558), while throwing 40 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also tacked on 513 rushing yards on 83 carries with two touchdowns, averaging 32.1 yards per game.
  • Chris Carson ran for 681 yards on 141 carries (42.6 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 17.9 receiving yards per game, grabbing 37 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns.
  • D.K. Metcalf reeled in 83 passes for 1,303 yards last season while scoring 10 touchdowns. He was targeted 129 times and averaged 81.4 yards per game.
  • Tyler Lockett’s stat line last year showed 100 grabs for 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns. He averaged 65.9 receiving yards per game and was targeted 132 times.
  • Gerald Everett caught 41 passes on 62 targets for 417 yards and one touchdown, averaging 26.1 yards per game last season.
  • Jamal Adams put together a solid body of work a year ago, registering 9.5 sacks, 14.0 TFL and 107 tackles.
  • Bobby Wagner collected 195 tackles, 7.5 TFL, and 3.0 sacks over his last campaign.
  • Last season, Quandre Diggs grabbed five interceptions and added 86 tackles and 10 passes defended.

Colts Players To Watch

  • Carson Wentz threw for 2,620 yards while completing 57.4% of his passes (251-of-437), with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions last year (163.8 yards per game). He also carried the ball 52 times for 276 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 17.3 yards per game.
  • Jonathan Taylor ran for 1,169 yards on 232 attempts (73.1 yards per game) while scoring 11 touchdowns a season ago. He also averaged 18.7 receiving yards per game, grabbing 36 passes for 299 yards and one touchdown.
  • Last season Nyheim Hines ran for 380 yards on 89 carries (23.8 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns. He also caught 63 passes for 482 (30.1 ypg) and four touchdowns.
  • Zach Pascal grabbed 44 passes for 629 yards last season while scoring five touchdowns. He was targeted 71 times, and averaged 39.3 yards per game.
  • Michael Pittman Jr. also tacked on 40 grabs for 503 yards and one touchdown last year. He was targeted 61 times and averaged 38.7 receiving yards per game.
  • DeForest Buckner put together an impressive stat line of 9.5 sacks, 13.5 TFL and 79 tackles.
  • Darius Leonard totaled 178 tackles, 9.5 TFL, and 3.0 sacks over the course of his 2020 campaign.
  • Last season Kenny Moore II hauled in four interceptions and added 92 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, and 13 passes defended.

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