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Detroit Lions Small Favorites Over Seattle Seahawks

Oct 14, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz along the sidelines during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Lions defeated the Eagles 26-23 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks are two teams that have surprised many during the first part of the 2012 season. Unfortunately for Lions fans, and to the delight of Seahawks fans, the teams have surprised for completely different reasons.

The Seahawks are off to a 4-3 start thanks to a strong defense and the timely play making ability of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson (ok, and a terrible call from a replacement official). Meanwhile, the Lions have been one of the league’s biggest disappointments. The high-powered offense on display during the 2011 season has been neutralized, seemingly from within and from without, and special teams play has been horrendous.

So, the Seahawks should be favored over the Lions, right? Not according to the people that like to risk money on such things.

The early betting line has installed the Lions as favorites over the visiting Seahawks. The line currently sits at two points with an over/under set at 43.5 points.

Maybe the Lions being two point favorites isn’t a huge surprise but the point total of 43.5 seems high. The Lions offense hasn’t been on track all season and both teams boast top-ten defenses. Give me the Lions -2 and the under.

How would you bet?

Topics: Betting Line, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks

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  • JohnMadden

    Hawks by 6, 20-14