Bet the birds
With a pretty clear advantage at the most important position on the field, the Seahawks are a good bet to beat the Broncos outright and that’s where I’m going.
On the over/under alone, the under is pretty clearly the best bet on Seahawks-Broncos. This is in line to be one of the real snooze fests of the first NFL Sunday, with the first one to 17 or 20 points set up pretty well to win. There also probably won’t be a lot of action on this game, which may present an opportunity for an enterprising bettor (or a raging gambling degenerate…your choice).
Despite ongoing stability at quarterback, head coach and general manager, people are really sleeping on the Seahawks this year as other teams in the NFC West are on the rise nationally. But they’ll at least start on the right foot, with a season-opening win in a tough road environment.
Prediction: Seahawks 20, Broncos 16