Indianapolis Colts vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, Pick – 8/9/18

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National Football League: Week 1 Preseason IND vs. SEA

Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks August 9, 2018- 10:00 PM ET CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

Late night Week 1 NFL preseason action will take us out to the Pacific Northwest as the Indianapolis Colts will pay a visit into CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks in a contest that has the following betting lines from our best USA Betting Sites;

SEAHAWKS COLTS
Moneyline
+118 -128
Spread
+3 -3
Total
34.5 34.5

After a dismal 2017-18 season, the Colts are looking forward to a much better year but it will start with the health of their cornerstone in QB Andrew Luck. Dealing with a lingering shoulder injury that kept Luck in street clothes last season, Indianapolis is expecting Luck to be under center for the preseason opener, but let’s wait and see if that holds true in what still remains a hostile environment.

Playing in the AFC South Division, the Colts may have a chance to compete if Luck can get back to form; however, Indianapolis will need to patch together an effective offensive line that can protect their field general or it will be another long season. On defense, the addition of Denico Autry will help give the Colts a better pass rush.

For the Seahawks, they will enter this season as a much different looking team as two of the “Legions of Boom” in Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor are gone. Making their mark in the NFL with what used to be a nasty defense, let’s see what this year’s D unit can put together chemistry wise. The offense will still have Russell Wilson calling the plays but will still need a playmaker to help take the load off; something Seattle is hoping rookie RB Rashaad Penny can bring to the field.

The Seahawks are not the same team we have seen in the past and may have their hands full competing in the NFC West where the Los Angeles Rams are favored and against a much improved San Francisco 49ers team.

Prediction/Pick

With Luck on the mend, backup QB Jacoby Brissett may get the start? Look for Seattle defenders to be all over the field as they look to earn a spot in what should be an entertaining game. For sports betting purposes for this IND vs. SEA matchup from our NFL Lines, MyBookie is favoring the Seahawks (-3) points over the Colts with BetNow delivering the Over/Under at 34.5 total game points scored. Always a tough place to play, I will favor Seattle MINUS the points (-3) to cover the spread over the Colts as my best betting pick.