The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will play on Monday Night Football to round up the NFL’s first week. When the 2022 NFL schedule was released in May.
This game was one of the first marked on fans’ calendars since it would be the first time they see new Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson in action. And in a primetime-worthy plot twist.
It happens at Lumen Field against his former team, the Seahawks, for whom he played from 2012 until 2021. Wilson led the Seahawks to nine consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl and a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. Lumen Field in Seattle will be the site of the 8:15 p.m. start time. ET.
Caesars Sportsbook now has Denver as a -7 point favorite vs the Seahawks, with total points over/under of 44. Get the NFL selections and betting tips from SportsLine’s Josh Nagel before picking between the Broncos and Seahawks.
How The Broncos Can Beat The Spread?
This last decade has seen Wilson as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Wilson passed for almost 3,000 yards in 2021 despite missing three games with injuries. He was successful in 259 of 400 pass attempts (64.8 percent). It led to 3,113 yards and 25 scores while only throwing six picks.
In 2021, Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams both of Denver’s running backs, both carried for more than 900 yards and scored four or more touchdowns.
As a member of the Broncos, Gordon started 16 games and led the team in running with 918 yards on 203 carries (4.5 average) and eight scores.
Three of his plays were long ones of 20 yards or more. Williams started all 17 games he participated in and rushed for 903 yards on 203 carries (4.4 average) and four touchdowns. Six of his plays went for 20 yards or more.
Why The Seahawks Are Capable of Covering?
Geno Smith will be given first dibs on replacing Russell Wilson. Smith pitched effectively in relief of Wilson last season despite suffering a finger injury in October.
Smith led Seattle to a 3-0 record against the spread in three starts. In his last start against the Jaguars, he completed 83.3% of his throws while passing two touchdowns and sprinting for another.
DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are two outstanding receivers for him. Seattle has one of the strongest home-field advantages in the league, and Wilson’s return could fill Lumen Field to capacity.
Since 2010, Seattle has gone 22-5 straight up in home primetime games, so 6.5 points might be a good bet.
Picking The Broncos vs The Seahawks
While we can tell you that Nagel is leaning Under the total, he has identified a significant X-factor that has him leaping all over one side of the spread.
He’s merely telling Livesportsontv.co what it is and who to support. So, who wins Monday Night Football between the Broncos and the Seahawks? What key X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back?