Online Football Betting Favoring Seattle at Home
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The word around the online football betting community is that the league’s rating keep dropping. Part of the issue is that the NFL, for some reason, is unable to separate themselves from controversy. The game has always had a bad rep for being violent, and the incessant off the field issues from the players continually cast the NFL in a negative light. And now, with the sitting president of the United States, perennially ripping into the league for their anthem protests, and it’s no wonder that the NFL’s ratings are dropping. That, coupled with the fact that players like Aaron Rodgers are going down to injury and just very low-scoring matches in general, and you have a recipe for disaster.
Clearly the league needs some enticing matchups to restore some of the hype into the NFL. This weekend, one matchup that could deliver is the pairing between the Houston Texans and the Seattle Seahawks. On one hand, this game could turn out to be the definition of low-scoring. But on the other, this could be an intense battle between two playoff contenders. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout online sportsbooks are predicting for this weekend.
Houston Texans vs. Seattle Seahawks – Sunday, October 29th
When: 4:05 pm ET
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online Football Betting Lines:
Houston Texans +5 (-110) 46 (-105)
Seattle Seahawks -5 (-110) 46 (-115)
The Texans march into this Week 8 matchup sporting a 3-3 record that ranks them 3rd in the AFC South, behind the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars – both of who are sitting at 4-3. Houston is coming off a Week 7 Bye and will be looking to pick up their second win in a row. Houston last stepped onto the gridiron to face the Browns on the road, when they picked up a 33-17 win over the still winless Browns. Houston’s 3 losses have come against the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Other than the loss to the Jags, which was suffered during their 2017 debut, Houston has only fallen short against the best teams in the AFC, allowing the franchise to maintain a certain level of betting NFL reputation despite the fact that they’re sitting at .500 on the season. The online NFL betting odds are siding against the Texans this Sunday which is to be expected, considering that the Hawks will be playing at home.
Seattle flies into this weekend’s contest sporting a 4-2 record that ranks the franchise 2nd in the NFC West, behind the 5-2 Rams. Seattle defeated the Rams a couple of weeks ago, so all they need to do is catch up to Los Angeles’ wins and the division is theirs. Early in the season, online sportsbook players were doubting whether or not Seattle was a playoff bound team. But something happened for the Hawks offense in their match against the Colts, that made them come together and elevate their style of play. Since then, Seattle has won three straight and are ready to contend against one of the toughest teams in the AFC.