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Jared Goff of the Detroit Lions passes against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 7, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri as we share our favorite Seahawks vs. Lions pick.
Jared Goff of the Detroit Lions passes against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 7, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images via AFP.

Our top Seahawks vs. Lions predictions based on the NFL odds across our best sports betting apps are focused on the edges in the passing game for both the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions. Ford Field stands to be the perfect setting for these two teams to go toe-to-toe in a high-scoring affair and put oodles of points on the board.

The Detroit Lions are roaring loud following a Week 1 victory over defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. And, we might just see the Detroit aerial attack have even more success this week.

As for the Seattle Seahawks, they allowed a healthy 334 passing yards to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1. But Seattle’s own passing offense should find room to toss the ball around in the comforts of the indoor environment of Ford Field.

Here is our top Seahawks vs. Lions prediction along with our NFL picksNFL best bets, NFL upset picks and NFL player props (odds via our best NFL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Seahawks vs. Lions prediction

Over 47 (-110 via BetMGM, Caesars, bet365) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Although the Lions mustered just 21 points against the Chiefs in Week 1, that was actually an improvement on their road scoring average from last year. While Detroit averaged fewer than 20 points per game in road contests last season, Lions quarterback Jared Goff and Co. dialed it up in their matchups at Ford Field. Detroit led the NFL in home scoring average in 2022, with 33.1 PPG.

Seattle’s secondary allowed 334 passing yards to L.A. Rams quarterback Matt Stafford in Week 1, ranking 31st in pass defense for the week--in a game played at home. Heading into the dome environment where Goff and Detroit's passing offense thrive so considerably, it's unlikely this current Seahawk defense can slow down this machine in Week 2.

While these trends make the Lions an interesting consideration on the point spread, I’m more intrigued by the total, which dropped in our favor throughout the week. Detroit’s secondary should have looked worse than it did against KC, but Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce missed the game and wideout Kadarius Toney can’t catch. It happens.

Seattle’s receivers are leaps and bounds better than what the Chiefs put on display last Thursday night. Look for both teams to find enough passing success to put each offense into the mid-20s or better.

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Seahawks vs. Lions best odds

BetMGM, Caesars, bet365: Over 47 (-110)

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DraftKings and FanDuel both have the number at 47.5, making their odds lower quality than what you’ll find elsewhere. DraftKings does offer reduced -108 odds on the Over, but that discount isn’t substantial enough to pull us away from the Over 47 with standard -110 odds at BetMGMCaesars, and bet365.

Though this total dropped several points since it opened, take the Over up to 49.5 if the number shifts in the other direction leading up to game time.

Seahawks vs. Lions odds

Seahawks vs. Lions odds analysis

The Lions opened as 5.5-point favorites and saw the line shift to between -4.5 and -5 across our best sports betting apps. More than 79% of spread wagers came in on Detroit.

The total opened at 50.5 but curiously dropped by multiple points to between 47 and 47.5 at our best sports betting sites. Above 72% of wagers went Over as bettors took advantage of the reduced number.

Seahawks vs. Lions game info

  • When: Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
  • How to watch: FOX
  • Weather: Indoors

Seahawks-Lions prediction made Friday at 1:29 p.m. ET

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