Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/9/2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Mile High Stadium
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The Seattle Seahawks travel to Mile High Stadium to take on the Denver Broncos on Sunday, September 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Denver as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42. The Seahawks had an ATS record of 6-9-1 last season while their over/under record was 7-9-0. The Broncos had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 4-11-1 against the spread.
Valuable Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Seahawks were 6-9-1 against the spread last year
Important Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Denver Broncos were 4-11-1 against the spread last year
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
08/30/18 LB K.J. Wright Knee is doubtful Sunday vs Denver
08/29/18 QB Brett Hundley Acquired available Sunday vs Denver
08/22/18 RB Rashaad Penny Finger is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Denver
08/22/18 WR Doug Baldwin Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Denver
08/22/18 RB J.D. McKissic Foot is OUT 4-6 weeks
08/03/18 DE Dion Jordan Shin is questionable Sunday vs Denver
07/26/18 S Kam Chancellor Neck is out for season
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
08/03/18 WR Carlos Henderson Personal is out indefinitely
08/03/18 WR Jordan Taylor Hip PUP
07/23/18 LB Shane Ray Wrist is questionable Sunday vs Seattle
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks were 11th in the NFL in points scored with 366 last season. They ran 1,007 plays last year for 5,286 yards, which ranked them 15th in the league in total offense. The Seahawks averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 18th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 299 1st downs last year, placing them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle ran for 1,629 yards as a team, which ranked 23rd in the NFL. They ran 409 times last year, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seahawks were penalized on offense 148 times for 1,342 yards last season, which had them 1st in the league in penalties. Russell Wilson threw for 3,983 yards last season. He completed 339 passes on 553 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating last year was 95.4. He averaged 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion.
Seattle was 14th in the league in points allowed on defense with 332 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,171 yards on D, which was 11th in the NFL. The Seahawks were ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense gave up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 6th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 325 passes on 554 attempts against the Seattle Seahawks defense last season, placing them 10th and 18th in the National Football League. The Seattle pass defense also gave up a total of 3,347 yards through the air, which was 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 452 attempts for 1,824 yards last year, putting them in 19th place in the league against the run. The Seahawks committed 102 penalties for 878 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 11th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 33.2% of possessions on defense, which was 14th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle was ranked 13th in the league in punt returns last season with 36. They accumulated 237 punt return yards and averaged 6.6 yards per return, which was 24th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 27 yards. They returned 43 kicks for 1,004 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The Seahawks averaged 23.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 99 yards last year. They were 10th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,849. The Seattle Seahawks attempted 29 field goals last season and made 21, which was 24th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 72.4%. Seattle Seahawks kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 37 for 38 last year. Their punters totaled 4,140 yards on 92 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That placed them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos ran for 1,852 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 12th in the league. They ran 457 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos were penalized on offense 113 times for 885 yards last season, which had them 10th in the NFL in penalties. They were 27th in the National Football League in points scored with 289. They ran 1,075 plays last year for 5,185 yards, which ranked them 18th in the NFL in total offense. The Broncos averaged 4.8 yards per play, which was 29th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 297 1st downs last season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Case Keenum completed 325 throws while attempting 481 passes for a completion percentage of 67.6% last year. He passed for 3,547 yards. He averaged 10.9 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 98.3.
The Broncos rush defense gave up 428 attempts for 1,430 yards last season, putting them in 5th place in the NFL against the run. They had 89 penalties for 821 yards on defense last year. That placed them 4th in the league. They allowed a score on 32.5% of possessions on defense, which was 12th in the NFL. Denver was 23rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 382. They gave up a total of 4,640 yards on D, which was 3rd in the league. The Broncos were 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 18th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 294 throws on 491 attempts against the Denver defense last season, ranking them 2nd and 1st in the league. The Denver Broncos pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,210 yards in the air, which was 4th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Denver Broncos tried 32 field goals last season and made 24, which was 20th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 75.0%. Denver kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,358 yards on 76 punts, averaging 44.2 yards per punt. That ranked them 23rd in the NFL in punting average. Denver was 3rd in the NFL in punt returns with 41 last year. They totaled 351 punt return yards and averaged 8.6 yards per return, which was 15th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 44 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 743 yards on special teams, placing them 12th in kick return yardage. The Broncos averaged 21.9 yards per kick return and had a long of 61 yards last season. They were 15th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,614.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks +1
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