The coaching staff is to be commended for the Seahawks this year. The Seahawks’ defense turned a corner that’s almost never before seen in the NFL, moving from being historically bad to one of the best units in the league. While the offense came to another screeching halt midseason, the Seahawks were winning ballgames. Russell Wilson orchestrated the offense as needed, but calls to “let Russ cook” once again rose late in the season. And as the early offseason unfolded, whispers of Wilson being traded began to emerge.
Free agent moves in Seattle remained minimal, with some role players exiting and no major splash signings. The biggest free agent move the Seahawks made was the re-signing of Chris Carson, who had previously voiced wanting to move to another team (however, the market seemed nonexistent and he returned to the team). The Wilson trade controversy dominated headlines while questions in coaching philosophy filled in the rest of the space. 2021 is a make-or-break year for plenty of major players like Wilson, coach Pete Carroll, and other longtime Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks Week 1 odds
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks open their 2021 season on the road against Carson Wentz and the Indianapolis Colts. From Weeks 1-9 last year, Russell Wilson ranked fourth in EPA per play and the Seahawks sat second in points per game (34.2). From Weeks 10 on, Wilson dropped to 17th in EPA per play and Seattle finished seventh in points scored per game (28.2). Also from Weeks 1-9, the Seahawks allowed the third-most points per game (30.4) before jumping to 16th in points allowed per game to finish the season (23.6).
Last year, the Colts finished 3-5 against the spread at home, tied for worst among teams that made the playoffs. Conversely, the Seahawks finished just 2-6 against the spread on the road, the worst among any playoff team. They opened as 2.5-point favorites, now sitting at . The Colts lost last season’s opener to the Jacksonville Jaguars (that would go on to be their only win on the season) while the Seahawks have won their last two season openers.
Seattle Seahawks futures odds
Seahawks Super Bowl odds and other futures markets 2021
- Odds to win Super Bowl: +2500
- To win NFC: +1200
- To win NFC West: +280
- Make playoffs: -125
- Seahawks win total: 9.5 (-143)
Odds last updated July 12
Seahawks prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. D.K. Metcalf had a breakout year, especially early on in the 2020 season, making him a fan favorite target for prop betting. For example, Metcalf’s projected receiving total in the Seahawks’ Week 3 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys was 72.5 yards. Those who thought he would pull in 73 or more yards would bet the over on his receiving prop while those who thought Metcalf would fail to record 73 receiving yards would bet the under. He ended up with 110 yards that game and those that bet the over would have cashed out.
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Seattle Seahawks 2021 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Line|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 12||at Indianapolis Colts||1:00 p.m. ET||Colts -2.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 19||vs Tennessee Titans||4:25 p.m. ET||Seahawks -4.5|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 26||at Minnesota Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 3||at San Francisco 49ers||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 5||Thursday, Oct. 7||vs Los Angeles Rams||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 17||at Pittsburgh Steelers||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 7||Monday, Oct. 25||vs New Orleans Saints||8:15 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 31||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 7||BYE||N/A||N/A|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 14||at Green Bay Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 21||vs Arizona Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 12||Monday, Nov. 29||at Washington Football Team||8:15 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 5||vs San Francisco 49ers||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 12||at Houston Texans||1:00 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 19||at Los Angeles Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 26||vs Chicago Bears||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 2||vs Detroit Lions||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 18||Sunday, Jan. 9||at Arizona Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
Best Seahawks betting site(s)
How to bet on the Seattle Seahawks
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Seahawks -185
- Bears +210
The Seahawks are considered heavy favorites in this matchup (indicated by -185), requiring a $185 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Bears are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $310 total for a $100 bet ($210 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Seahawks -3.5 (-110)
- Rams +3.5 (-110)
In this example, Seattle is favored by 3.5 points, indicated by “-3.5.” If the Seahawks win the game 32-27, the Seahawks (-3.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Rams keep the game within four and lose 19-17, the Rams (+3.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Seahawks’ Week 9 game against the Buffalo Bills had a projected point total of 55.5 points. Seattle came up short in the game, 44-34, resulting in 78 combined points. Those that bet over the point total that week would have cashed out.
The Seahawks fielded a high-flying offense coupled with a defense that had some real problems keeping opposing teams out of the end zone. The early-season point totals for Seattle were well above league average, often times breaking 52-54 points. However, their late season defensive turnaround resulted in Seahawks games having a much lower projected point total, often times between 42-46 points.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Seahawks (-110) were favored against the Steelers (+120) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Seahawks to win would win $9.09.
However, say the Seahawks fell to a big 17-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Steelers, who may be a -140 favorite at halftime. Taking the Seahawks to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +170). Should a bettor take Seattle (+170) at halftime and the Seahawks pull off the comeback, winners would win $17 instead of $9.09 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Steelers (+120) in that game, but Seattle jumps out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Seattle (-155) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Seahawks 2020 recap
Record ATS: 8-8
Over/under record: 7-9
If you looked back on the Seahawks’ 2020 campaign and hid their final record, it would be tough to remember they finished 12-4. From Week 10 on, the Seahawks had just two games that was decided by more than a single score, that included a loss to the Giants. The team from Weeks 1-9 was high flying, scoring a league-best 34.2 points per game; however, the Seahawks from Weeks 10-17 were scoring just 23.2 points per game. Russell Wilson also saw a dip in production, going from 309.9 passing yards per game (28 touchdowns, 10 interceptions) in Weeks 1-9 to 203.3 yards (12 touchdowns, three interceptions) in Weeks 10 on. The “fizzle” at the end of the season ultimately lost them their NFC Wild Card matchup to the Rams.
Their 2020 season was better defined by their 8-8 record against the spread and 7-9 record against the point total. Their over/under record was a result of lofty expectations set before their Week 10 heel turn. As frustrating as the season might have been from Seahawks fans, it was equally frustrating from those trying to bet the team toward the end of the year.
Seahawks 2021 offseason moves
Trades: G Gabe Jackson (from Raiders)
Re-signings: RB Chris Carson (two years, $14.6 million), DL Poona Ford (two years, $14 million), WR Tyler Lockett (four years, $69.2 million)
Free agent losses: CB Shaquill Griffin (to Jaguars), TE Jacob Hollister (to Bills), RB Carlos Hyde (to Jaguars), WR David Moore (to Panthers)
Free agent signings: CB Ahkello Witherspoon (one year, $4 million)
Draft picks: WR D’Wayne Eskridge, OT Stone Forsythe