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What a way for Russell Wilson to start the next chapter of his career. On the road, in the place where he led his former team to tremendous success including a Super Bowl.
The crowds that cheered him at every home game will surely still respect him but will be staunchly against any of his successes on Monday Night.
Fans get one heck of a storyline for the first Monday Night Football game of the season and bettors get some good value on a number of plays.
- Time: 8:15 pm ET
- Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington
- TV: ESPN/ABC
- Weather: Clear with a high of 67°
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Spread Pick – Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks Week 1 MNF
- Denver is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
- Denver is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on field turf.
- Seattle is 3-6 straight up in their last 9 games at home.
THE PICK: Broncos –6.5. We are expecting Russ to light the night up here and rout his former team. Take the Broncos and the points.
Total (Over/Under) Pick – Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks Week 1 MNF
- Under is 7-1 in Broncos last 8 games as a road favorite.
- Under is 7-2 in Seahawks last 9 games as an underdog.
- Under is 8-3 in Broncos last 11 games.
- Under is 10-4 in last 14 Seattle home games against Denver.
THE PICK: Under 44. Look for Geno and company to struggle moving the ball and the Broncos to get off to a slow start while Russ and his weapons gel.
Prop Bets – Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks Week 1 MNF
Here are some props we like for this Week 1 MNF matchup:
Russell Wilson OVER 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-128 at FanDuel)
As mentioned above, we are expecting the Broncos to cover tonight and a big night out of Russell Wilson who will be playing in Seattle as an opponent for the first time in his career.
He will want to show Pete Carroll and the Seahawks fans what he is capable of with trustworthy weapons.
The line of 1.5 TDs seems a bit low. While it is juiced up a big around -130 at most books, it seems like it should be no problem for Russ to throw at least 2 TDs.
Russell Wilson OVER 12.5 Rushing Yards (-115 at BetMGM)
There is a reason why this prop is juiced up a bit. That is because the oddsmakers know that it will take Russ just two or so carries at the most to get over this number.
Once the pocket breaks down for the Broncos, Russ will use his mobility to pick up easy yards and as always, he’ll stick that ball out an extra yard or 2 as he heads out of bounds.
Rushing for 13 yards should be no issue for Russ. Pound the over.
DK Metcalf UNDER 57.5 Receiving Yards (-110 at FanDuel)
The void that Russell Wilson left will weigh heaviest on DK. Geno Smith will not be able to get the ball out to DK enough and in the spots where he will be able to make defenders miss and pick up yards after the catch.
DK is the lone weapon on this Seahawks offense and the Broncos defense will be looking to shut him down and force anyone else to beat them.
Look for DK to have a quiet night and take the under for his receiving yards.
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