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Lions vs. Seahawks Odds: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

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Since moving to the now-named CenturyLink Field in 2002, the Seattle Seahawks are 9-1 in home playoff games, not dropping a postseason contest in front of their noisy fans since a January 2005 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

The Detroit Lions will have the unenviable task of attempting to put an end to the Seahawks’ nine-game home playoff winning streak when they travel to Seattle this weekend for a wild-card matchup.

Without a playoff victory since 1991 themselves, the Lions enter as eight-point underdogs on Saturday night.

Here’s a complete look at all the odds for the game:


Seahawks vs. Lions Betting Info

Note: All odds and numbers courtesy of Oddsshark.com and are as of Friday, January 6

Line: Seahawks (-8)

Percentage of Bets: 59 percent on DET (+8)

Over/Under: 43.5

Percentage of Bets: 68 percent on the over


Seahawks vs. Lions Preview & Prediction

Who do you trust more? A Seahawks squad that is without arguably its most important defensive player–Earl Thomas–and most recently barely beat the woeful San Francisco 49ers? Or a Lions team that finished the regular season with three consecutive losses?

Ultimately, despite Seattle’s inconsistencies, the ‘Hawks should have a significant advantage in this one. They averaged a robust 28.38 points and 398.13 yards in eight home games this season (7-1 in those games, out-scoring opponents by 91 total points), while the Lions had all kinds of problems defensively, finishing the year last in Football Outsiders’ efficiency ratings.

Adding to Detroit’s up-hill climb, this is an outdoor game:

The Lions’ last offensive touchdown in an outdoor game came against the Packers in Week 3, a streak that spans over eight full quarters.

Put it all together, add in Seattle’s important edge in playoff experience, and the Seahawks should book a spot in the divisional round for the fifth consecutive year. And they should do it comfortably.

Prediction: Seahawks 27, Lions 17


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