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Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks Best Bets, Picks & Predictions For MNF

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Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks Best Bets, Picks & Predictions For MNF

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Cynics label the NFL the “No Fun League” for some of its rules and regulations, but someone in the scheduling committee certainly has a sense of humor, and of timing. 

How else can one explain Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season concluding with Russell Wilson leading his new team, the Denver Broncos, into Seattle to face a Seahawks team he guided for 10 seasons? The whole circus will be in town for the Monday Night Football finale for the opening weekend of NFL betting action. 

Wilson made nine Pro Bowls in those 10 seasons and guided Seattle to the playoffs eight times, including a Super Bowl championship. But Seattle appears to be in rebuild mode after trading the face of the franchise to Denver for a slew of players and picks. 

The latest Broncos vs. Seahawks odds has the road team favored by 6.5 points, with the Over/Under set at 44.5 points. Bookies.com NFL handicapper Adam Thompson – who has hit on a whopping 62-64% of his NFL picks three years running, reveals his plays for the primetime matchup at Lumen Field. 

Broncos vs. Seahawks Point Spread

We’re not going to pay attention to any kind of marks these two teams had against the spread last year. The QB situation couldn’t be more different – for both teams. Instead we’ll look at the actual rosters of both sides. 

In no spot during the game will Seattle have a personnel advantage. Denver’s run defense is its biggest question mark, but Seattle's rushing attack might be a bottom-five unit. The Seahawks offense is going to find issues against most teams, but that goes double for a Broncos unit that last year ranked second in points allowed and eighth in yards allowed. 

Laying under a TD on betting sites for a motivated Wilson on his new team outweighs the motivation by Seattle or the rambunctious home crowd we can expect Monday night. Lay the 6.5 with Denver as one of your Broncos vs Seahawks best bets

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Broncos vs. Seahawks Over/Under

Denver’s offense should be better than its defense, and the same likely goes for Seattle, though guarding against the pass should be a season-long issue. Even with Wilson under center, the Broncos will try and establish a rushing attack. It could keep the clock rolling along, especially when it’s effective. 

The Under has trended hard for both franchises when it comes to the Monday night spotlight, and it’s 7-1 in the last eight games with Denver as a road favorite. Defenses are typically readier for Week 1 than offenses, which should go double with the new QBs factor. Remember, Wilson didn’t play a single down of preseason ball. Despite the low number, we like the Under on MNF as one of our Broncos vs Seahawks best bets

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Broncos vs. Seahawks Moneyline

The Broncos are a hefty -250 on the moneyline, meaning you’d need to bet $250 to win $100 on a straight-up wager to win. But what other option is there for this type of wager as one of your Broncos vs Seahawks best bets? Seattle? It is more in position to earn the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 Draft. Seattle lost its top running back to retirement/injury, its superstar QB (to the opposing team) and has several new faces on defense, including two rookies in the starting backfield. 

Denver had all the pieces to make a postseason run last year – except for QB, which was an outright disaster. That mess was replaced by Wilson. What happens now will more be determined by how the Broncos do against the rest of the rugged AFC West. As for this opener, it’s Denver’s to lose. 

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About the Author

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.