Seahawks Being Disrespected in Odds for Week 8 Game Against 49ers
The Seattle Seahawks proved they weren’t immortal in Week 7 following a close overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football. However, that doesn’t change the fact that they are still one of the best teams in the NFL, still holding a 5-1 record and the NFC West division lead.
In Week 8 they get a matchup against another division opponent in the San Francisco 49ers. Although taking a look at the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, the Seahawks are listed as just 3-point home favorites, which has to be viewed as disrespectful.
Under traditional circumstances, being the home team is worth three points in terms of odds, so essentially it is being suggested these two teams are equal, which is tough to justify.
The 49ers are one of the most injury-ridden teams in the NFL, including arguably their two best defensive players being out. That same defense will be going against Russell Wilson who is the clear MVP front-runner right now.
Seattle’s pass defense is certainly a weakness for them, but the Niners have had issues at quarterback this season, so it’s not like San Fran is in the best position to exploit one of the Seahawks’ only weaknesses.
Coming off a disappointing loss in Week 7, Seattle should come ready to play in Week 8, and suggesting that they are essentially equal to the 49ers should motivate them even more.
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