The biggest game of the week in the third week of the season and perhaps the biggest game of the year to date is the game featuring the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.
This game has several storylines with the most prominent being a Super Bowl rematch. The Broncos were crushed by the Seahawks in the last Super Bowl and this will be their first game with a shot of revenge. The Broncos are led by quarterback Peyton Manning on offense and they have a new-look defense featuring big time free agent acquisitions, DeMarcus Ware and Aquib Talib. They are hoping that these changes will give them an advantage in the early season matchup.
The Seahawks will have the home field advantage which is considered by many to be the best in the league. They also come in with a chip on their shoulder as they were dismantled last week against the San Diego Chargers. The Seahawks were five point favorites in that game, but never had a shot falling behind early and never recovering.
Cornerback Richard Sherman was thrown at multiple times and played no factor in the outcome of this game. The current NFL betting odds for this game reveal that the home team is currently listed as a (-5) point favorite for this highly anticipated matchup.
The sports betting stats found at ATSSTATS.com expose some very interesting wagering angles that should be considered when sports handicapping on this marquee matchup.
- When DENVER BRONCOS team played as a Road team – During Week 1 to 4 – Coming off a win on grass they are 21-10-2 against the spread.
- When DENVER BRONCOS team played as a 3.5 to 6.5 Underdog – During the month of September – Coming off a win on grass they are 7-3 against the spread.
- When SEATTLE SEAHAWKS team played as Home team as a Favorite – Before a non-division game – Coming off 2 overs they are 5-10 against the spread
- When SEATTLE SEAHAWKS team played as a -3.5 to -6.5 Favorite – Playing on turf surface – Before a non-division game – Coming off a Loss over AFC West opponent they are 2-8 against the spread.
The Seahawks are hoping that they can rebound after a horrible performance and get fired up behind the home fans to get yet another win against the Broncos. The Broncos have other ideas. They have a better team than they did the last time that these two teams met on the football field and will be out for cold blooded revenge. In the biggest game of the week, the winner will be the favorite to win the Super Bowl.
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