Seahawks vs. Lions: Week 2 Betting Preview & Predictions

by | 15 September 2023

The 1-0-0 Detroit Lions host the 0-1-0 Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Detroit Lions have a point spread of -4½ with a money line of -115. The over/under total on the game is currently set at 47 points.

&The Detroit Lions are coached by Dan Campbell who has been with the team since 2021. They have a current season record of 1-0-0 after going 9-8 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andDan Campbell is no different.

The Detroit Lions are coached by Dan Campbell who has been with the team since 2021. They have a current season record of 1-0-0 after going 9-8 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andDan Campbell is no different.

Jared Goff is the quarterback for the Detroit Lions. The 29-year-old California alum entered the league in 2016 and is looking for a win in front of the home crowd here. Thus far this season he has started 1 games and throw for 253 yards with a completion percentage of 62.9 percent. Jared Goff has thrown 1 touchdowns against 0 interceptions and has a QB Rating of 94.1.

His main target will be Amon-Ra St. Brown. The home crowd would love to see some fireworks from the 24-year-old target. He has made 6 receptions to date on 9 targets, a catch percentage of 0.667, for a total of 71 yards. Amon-Ra St. Brown is averaging 11.8 yards per catch with 1 touchdowns thus far. Jared Goff will be looking to connect with him for more here.

The Detroit Lions running game is lead by the 26-year-old David Montgomery. A big game from him could be the key to controlling the clock here. He’s taken 21 carries and rushed for 74 yards thus far this season. His yards per game currently sits at 74 yards per game, a number that you know Dan Campbell would love to see him exceed in this game. David Montgomery has 1 touchdowns this season and 0 fumbles.

Their kicker is Riley Patterson who has made of field goals this season, a field goal percentage, with a long of yards. The Detroit Lions fans don’t want to see him too much, but it’s good to know he can hit one if needed.

Overall, the Detroit Lions offense ranks 6 out of 32 teams in Offense DVOA at 0.191108121414386, per FootballOutsiders. This season they have a Red Zone success rate of 0.667 with 2 Red Zone touchdowns in 3 attempts.

On the defensive end, the Detroit Lions have a Defense DVOA of 0.143099399953673, ranking 24 in the league.

The Seattle Seahawks are on the road for this one. Pete Carroll’s squad is 0-1-0 this season after going 9-8 last year. He has been at the helm since 2010 and is looking to grab a road win here. The Seattle Seahawks have a betting line of -4½ or you could bet them straight up at -115.

33-year-old Geno Smith will be under center for this one. He entered the league in 2013 after playing his college days at West Virginia. Geno Smith has a quarterback rating of 84.1 on 1 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He’s started 1 games and thrown for 112, a completion percentage of 61.5.

The Seattle Seahawks will look to get the running game going in this match-up and to do that they’ll need a big game from Kenneth Walker III. The 23-year-old back has rushed for 0 touchdowns thus far this season and he’ll look to take it to the house again against the Detroit Lions. He’s taken the hand-off 12 times and added 64 yards for the offense. Kenneth Walker III is averaging 64 yards per game for the season and has lost the ball 0 times. A turnover on the road could be seen as unacceptable for Pete Carroll so he’ll need to protect the ball here.

On the passing front, Geno Smith will look to target D.K. Metcalf against the Pete Carroll defense. D.K. Metcalf has 1 touchdowns thus far this season and his team will be looking for more here. On the year, he’s been targeted 5 times and made 3 catches for 47 yards. D.K. Metcalf has a catch percentage of 0.6 and his yards per reception is 15.7.

The team will be looking for touchdowns, but they have Jason Myers to knock down field goals if needed. His season long is a 42 yarder which is always helpful on the road. Jason Myers has made 2 field goals on 42 attempts, a field goal percentage of 0.667.

According to FootballOutsiders, the Seattle Seahawks offense has a Defense-adjusted Value Over Average of 0.181344993147039 which ranks at number 7 out of thirty two teams. If they hope to win on the road, they’ll need to do well in the Red Zone. For the year, they have scored 1 Red Zone touchdowns on 2 attempts, a Red Zone percentage of 0.5.

Key Match-ups:

  • Jared Goff QB Rating of 94.1 vs. Seattle Seahawks Defensive Passing YPG of 334
    Seattle Seahawks have 14 interceptions this year and 0 sacks. They are allowing 23.5882352941177 points per game.
  • David Montgomery vs. Seattle Seahawks number 4 ranked DVOA Defense
    Opponents are averaging 4.9 yards per carry against Seattle Seahawks and 150.235294117647 per game.
  • Geno Smith QB Rating of 84.1 vs. Detroit Lions Pass Defense
  • The Detroit Lions defense has allowed 25.1176470588235 points per game thus far this season. They have sacked the quarterback 0 times and picked him off 12 times.
  • Kenneth Walker III vs. Detroit Lions Defense
    Detroit Lions is giving up 146.529411764706 yards per game on 5.2 per carry thus far this season.

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