Chiefs & Seahawks Set for online NFL Betting Preseason War
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online NFL betting fans are trying to get through this year’s preseason as fast as they possibly can, if only to begin the 2017 season as soon as humanly possible. However, we still have two weeks of preseason NFL betting to get through before we begin to find out which teams are in contention for the postseason.
Week 3 of the NFL’s 2017 preseason kicks off this Thursday, followed by contests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – just like Weeks 1 & 2 featured. We’ve already taken a look at some of Week 3’s enticing matchups, but let’s now take a look at Friday’s contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Seattle Seahawks. Specifically, let’s find out what NFL sportsbooks are predicting for this particular matchup.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks – Friday, August 25th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Kansas City Chiefs +3 (+110) 43 (-110)
Seattle Seahawks -3 (-130) 43 (-110)
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs had one of the best defenses in the league last year and it was their defense that led them to a 12-4 record. With that eye-catching record, Kansas City managed to finish 1st in the AFC West, earning their ticket to the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Although they earned a 1st round bye, the added rest did the Chiefs no good as the Pittsburgh Steelers dismissed them in the divisional round, 16-18.
There’s no real reason to expect a drop from the Chiefs defensively. That said, Kansas City better hope they get some better play from the quarterback position. Andy Reid has made it perfectly clear that Alex Smith will be starting on opening day, but if Smith doesn’t pick up the pace it wouldn’t be surprising to see Patrick Mahomes getting some snaps under center. Considering that Smith had 15 touchdowns to 8 interceptions, the Chiefs might be better off with someone new under center. Online NFL betting fans can catch a glimpse of Mahomes’ collegiate career down below.
The Seahawks finished the 2016 season with a 10-5-1 record that perfectly sums up how often the Hawks fell short. Like Kansas City, Seattle was plagued with an incapable offense all season long. Which certainly frustrated Richard Sherman and the League of Boom: ubiquitously considered to be one of the best secondaries in the entire nation.
Russell Wilson is at the vocal point of the Hawks’ offensive problems. A few years back, Wilson was considered to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league, offering a dynamic versatility that made him a challenge for any defense. However, the loss at the Super Bowl has taken it’s toll on Wilson’s play and whether the reasons be emotional, psychological, or physical; Wilson’s play needs a turnaround if Seattle is going to compete for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Wilson finished the 2016 season with a 92.6 passer rating. It’s not the worst, but it falls behind the usual 100+ that Wilson posts. Check out his 2016 highlights and decide for yourself if Seattle is worth a bet on NFL preseason games.