This is the week 1 matchup that saw the biggest swing in the point spread this summer and we can’t wait to bet it. If you had a chance to wager on the Seahawks when they were a 3-point underdog, now you have a chance to bet the Colts when they are also getting 3 points. This is called middling and is what sharp bettors love to do. Is it worth it in our case, though? Let’s check the lines and the odds for this match.
Indiana vs Seattle: Week 1 spread betting
So, the swing, as mentioned above is between 5.5 to 6 points in favor if Seattle. Indy opened as a -2.5-point favorite but is now catching 3 points at some places. What pushed this move? Was it Wentz missing preseason? But now he’s back and will start week 1. Was it the injuries on the O-line (Eric Fisher, Quenton Nelson) or the fact that T.Y Hilton may not play all year long?
It’s all of the above but we cannot negate the fact that Wentz is coming back the Colts are still underdogs, meaning that the cluster injuries at the other units are worth around 4-4.5 points according to sportsbooks. We don’t believe this to be true so we can’t back Seattle, but we definitely cannot back the banged-up, lacking chemistry Colts.
Colts vs Seahawks: Our best bet on that game – Seattle on the Money Line
Even though we don’t recommend laying points on the road with Seattle, the Seahawks are the right side to bet here. This is why our best betting pick is Seattle on the money line. They took care of business with key players such as Jamaal Adams and Duane Brown. They are not chaotic and ravaged by injuries. D.K Metcalf will likely be playing against Xavier Rhodes who is limited all week in practice.
Additionally, Seattle finally has a healthy backfield to help Russel Wilson and an energetic rookie running back who just may flash. Betting the Seahawks to win on the road @ -150 makes sense as we see good value in the line.
Players to watch in the IND vs SEA match
Jamaal Adams: Seattle’s strong safety was under a lot of criticism last year for his limited ability to play in pass coverage. He is an excellent blitzer and run-stopper, but we have to see if this year he’ll display more ability to guard tight ends and pass-catching running backs.
Michael Pittman Jr: With T.Y Hilton out, it would be interesting to see who Carson Wentz will target the most. The Colts’ run game may suffer a little bit due to injuries on the O-line, but Pittman will look to improve on his 503-yard receiving season last year. He achieved that yardage on 40 catches giving him 12.6 yards per reception. These are excellent numbers to build on.
Our Experts’ bonus bets on the Indiana vs Seattle game
- 1st quarter total points – U 9.5 @ +100
- Winning Margin – SEA Seahawks 1-6 points @ +350
- Time of first score – after 6:00 elapsed @ -110
Pressing questions about the week 1 matchup in Indiana
Will Carson Wentz play? – Yes, he was announced as a starter
Will Quenton Nelson play? – It is highly unlikely as he hasn’t been full participant in practices
What time does the match start? – It kicks off at 13:00 ET