NFL Odds Report for Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl Rematch

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:47 PM UTC

Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014 7:47 PM UTC

It's a Super Bowl rematch, as the Broncos try to avenge a blowout loss when they travel to CenturyLink Field to meet up with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Who's getting our early backing with our ATS picks for Week 3?

This is a game everyone's been waiting for, and here we are Week 3 with a Super Bowl rematch.

The Broncos will have a point to prove here, but so too will the Seahawks, who will try to bounce back after a poor showing in San Diego last weekend.

As of now, Seattle is favored by either 4.5 or 5 points depending on the sportsbook. The total is trading at right around 48.5.

All things considered, the Seahawks are relatively healthy heading into the weekend. Marshawn Lynch, Zach Miller and Kam Chancellor are all listed as probable.

For Denver, there are a couple injuries worth tracking defensively, but the Broncos are mostly healthy as well. They also get wideout Wes Welker back after he was re-instated. 

Still though, we're not about to go against Seattle at home, especially after a loss. This spot sets up nicely for the Seahawks to prove that the Super Bowl wasn't a one off. Take Seattle to cover.

NFL Pick: Seahawks -4.5

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Back at home, where they've been so dominant, we aren't taken aback by the fact the Seahawks are favored by five points over the 2-0 Broncos.

Right now, the O/U is at 48.5 points at 5Dimes, but that could easily change over the next few days.

Seattle Seahawks in 2014-15 Regular Season: 1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS, +5.5 margin of victory

Denver Broncos in 2014-15 Regular Season: 2-0 SU, 0-2 ATS, +7.0 margin of victory

After losing in San Diego last weekend, Seattle will be pleased to be back in front of its great fan-base Week 3.

The typically dominant Seahawks defense was nowhere to be found in the loss to the Chargers. Antonio Gates single-handedly blew through Seattle, recording three touchdown catches to pace San Diego to the 30-21 win.

It really was the defensive effort that let Pete Carroll's team down, as Wilson was effective, completing 17-of-25 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and zero picks. Marshawn Lynch ran six times for 36 yards and added four catches for 27 yards and a touchdown, while Percy Harvin had a total of 50 yards while also reaching the end zone in the defeat.

Now the Seahawks face another daunting test against the high-powered Broncos offense.

Denver escaped with a 24-17 win over Kansas City in Week 2, with Peyton Manning throwing for 242 yards and three touchdowns, caught by Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Jacob Tamme. Emmanuel Sanders, however, was Manning's top target, grabbing eight balls for 108 yards.

Still, the Broncos had trouble putting away the short-handed Chiefs, which could be cause for concern heading into this rematch with a Seahawks team that was just humbled and shown that they're not invincible. They've also yet to cover the spread in either one of their wins so far.

We will see if the NFL odds move at all over the next couple of days. It's going to be interesting to see what kind of reaction the public has to this line, taking into consideration last year's Super Bowl as well as the starts to both teams this season. Don't forget about the reinstatement of wideout Wes Welker either.

As you can see, there are plenty of storylines for this game. We don't have a strong feeling either way right now, but we'll have a better idea of where to go with our NFL picks sooner rather than later.

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