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Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts Tips - Back Seahawks to cover line

  • NFL Week 1 game will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday (18:00 BST)
  • Seattle posted a 1-2 record in the pre-season
  • Indianapolis went 3-0 in the pre-season
  • The Seahawks and Colts both lost in the wildcard play-offs last season
  • This is the first encounter between the two teams since 2017
Lucas Oil Stadium
The Colts host the Seahawks in their opening game this season. (Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
One of the league’s top echelon QBs only a few seasons ago, Carson Wentz arrives in Indianapolis striving to rejuvenate a flagging career. 

He’s expected to line up for the Colts in the season opener just a month after foot surgery. Ditto All-Pro guard buy Quenton Nelson. The Colts made the Wild Card round last season with an 11-5 record but they have been one of the more COVID-disrupted teams and are among the least unvaccinated teams in the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks topped the NFC West with a 12-4 record but exited in the Wild Card round in 2020. Their initially red-hot Russell Wilson-led offence hit the skids as the season wore on; Shane Waldron is the new coordinator tasked with giving Seattle’s offence more balance.

The teams’ last four clashes were won by the home team, with the Seahawks going winless in Indianapolis since 1997

Verdict

The Colts were a top-10 defensive unit last year, but their new pieces and truncated preparations are enough reason to get behind the Seahawks on the road.

Best Bet: Seahawks -2.5 Line @-125 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
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