The Detroit Lions and the Seattle Seahawks are not going to make the playoffs this season, but that shouldn’t stop you from betting on this matchup. It’s still an NFL game with plenty of talented players and action waiting for all of us on Sunday. Check out our preview below of this Lions-Seahawks Week 17 matchup.
Betting Preview for the Detroit Lions vs Seattle Seahawks Regular Season Week 17 Game on January 2, 2022
Where: Lumen Field, Seattle
When: Sunday, January 2, 2022, 4:25 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Detroit Lions (+6.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-12
The Lions are back losing again. After scoring a giant upset win at home over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15, Detroit absorbed a 20-16 road loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. But at least the Lions didn’t get blown out, perhaps because they are starting to gain more confidence as the season winds down. Detroit didn’t have Jared Goff against the Falcons, as the quarterback landed on the COVID-19 list. Goff should be starting again this week though, as he’s just been activated, so that’s good news for the Lions’ offense that will see a higher ceiling. That’s definitely good news for Amon-Ra St. Brown, who’s become a reliable weapon downfield for the Lions, who are averaging 17.3 points per game this season. St. Brown had 91 receiving yards and a touchdown on nine carries and 11 targets in Week 16 against Atlanta.
The Lions are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games after a loss.
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (-6.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-10
The Seahawks are now out of playoff contention following their Week 16 25-24 home loss to the Chicago Bears. It was an especially frustrating defeat for the Seahawks because of a fourth-quarter collapse that saw them get outscored by the Bears, 11-0. Russell Wilson passed for 181 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions on 16/27 completions against the Bears while running back Rashaad Penny carried the rock 17 times for 135 yards and a touchdown. It was frustrating for the Seahawks to see DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett combine for just 71 receiving yards on five catches. Those star wide receivers should be doing more downfield. The Lions’ lackluster defense that is allowing 244.8 passing yards per game should open great chances for Wilson to connect with his top two weapons in Seattle’s air attack.
The Seahawks are 37-18-4 against the spread in the team’s last 59 games after a loss.
The Seahawks win, 24-17.
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