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Seahawks vs Chiefs Odds - Seahawks depth will carry them past Chiefs

Posted by Stan Simmons on 4/18/2012 11:14:04 AM
NFL linesThe Seahawks vs Chiefs odds matchup pits two teams from the West divisions in both conferences. While the Seahawks are looking to bounce back from an injury-plagued season, the Chiefs are in full-fledged rebuilding mode. Online betting sharps should see the difference in caliber on Saturday.

Seahawks vs Chiefs odds: Chiefs -2.5

  • WHAT: NFL betting
  • WHEN: Saturday, August 29th – 8:00 PM ET
  • WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MI
  • PICK: Seahawks +2.5

Seahawks vs Chiefs odds maker breakdown: Offense

The Seahawks offense is multi-faceted and fairly deep. At quarterback, Matt Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace - both of whom have spent ample time starting - will see almost all of the snaps. At running back, the Seahawks have Julius Jones, Justin Forsett and potentially Edgerrin James as well. This is a deep squad.

The Chiefs, on the other hand, are more than a few bricks short of a load. There are some concerns regarding whether Matt Cassel is a franchise quarterback and NFL betting fans know that he doesn’t have much to work with. The Chiefs lack receiving weapons.

Betting Edge: Seahawks

Seahawks vs Chiefs odds maker breakdown: Defense

The Seahawks have made some key changes to their defense this offseason, which could make their defense among the best in the NFC. The additions of Corey Redding, Aaron Curry and Ken Lucas improve the depth at all three levels. Look for the Seahawks to handle the Chiefs’ so-so offense in this contest.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs defense is in transition. New head coach Todd Haley is switching them over to a 3-4 scheme and a lot of players are out of place right now.

Betting Edge: Seahawks

Seahawks vs Chiefs odds maker breakdown: Special Teams

The Chiefs special teams are a mess right now as they are trying to break in a new place kicker - which is likely to be Ryan Succup - and they are looking for return units. The Seahawks are much stronger with Olindo Mare as their kicker and Nate Burleson as their return man.

Betting Edge: Seahawks

Seahawks vs Chiefs odds maker breakdown: Notable Injuries

The Seahawks have a few key injuries, particularly on their offensive line. Chris Spencer and Walter Jones will be out for this game, which should impact the Seahawks offense. On defense, they will be without top-notch Marcus Trufant.

Betting Edge: Chiefs

Seahawks vs Chiefs betting breakdown: Outlook and Pick

The Chiefs are a favorite in the sportsbook because they have lost their first two preseason games and with a new head coach, they are desperate. But they are a team that is in disarray as they endure so many changes, which is why the Seahawks are the safer pick in this contest.

STAN’S PICK: Seahawks

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Stan Simmons first tasted football through the college game, but his football handicapping has strictly focused on the professional sport. Not many people devote as much time to the NFL as Simmons. For six days a week he works, labors and handicaps the sport, and on the seventh he rests as the games play out. Thoughts or questions?



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