Football betting odds in Week 1 of the 2008 NFL regular season include a competitive matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills.
The game is a pick in NFL Odds Week 1 action with a total of 39.5. Many NFL betting experts are aware that the Bills were great at home last season, going 6-2 against the football betting pointspread.
Football betting stats show that the Seahawks went 10-6 straight up and 9-6-1 against the NFL betting pointspread. The Seahawks are led by quarterback Matt Hasselbeck who threw for nearly 4,000 yards last season. The Seattle offense is in a bit of a flux because starting wide receiver Bobby Engram is out according to football betting information. That means a lot of pressure will be put on receiver Nate Burleson and running backs Julius Jones and Maurice Morris. The Seahawks will try and run the ball in this game because the Bills were just 25th in the NFL last season against the run according to football betting stats.
The Bills were 7-9 straight up last season and 9-6-1 against the football betting number. Buffalo is led by quarterback Trent Edwards and running back Marshawn Lynch. Buffalo added Pro Bowl tackle Marcus Stroud on defense in the off-season according to football betting information and he could make a difference in the rush defense for the Bills. The kicking edge definitely goes to Buffalo in this game as they have Rian Lindell who was almost perfect last season while Seattle lost their great kicker Josh Brown to free agency and now must rely upon Olindo Mare or rookie Brandon Coutu.
NFL betting stats show that the two teams have met three times this decade with Buffalo winning two of the three games. The Bills are 3-0 against the football betting number in those games. Seattle was 3-5 against the football betting number on the road last season. Buffalo is 10-6 against the football betting pointspread in their last 16 games overall.
Football betting stats show that five of the last seven Seattle games have gone over the NFL betting total including four of the last six on the road. Football betting stats show that five of the last six Buffalo home games have gone over the total.
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