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Monday Night Football, oddsmakers know they’re going to have a
tough time balancing their action. That’s exactly what we’re
seeing hours before the Seattle Seahawks visit
The Seahawks opened as 7-point favorites but
that line bumped to 7.5 by Monday morning.
“That line had to move,” a
Sports Interaction oddsmaker said. “We have been taking
steady money on the Seahawks since the open and now we have
almost double the money on Seattle as we do on Washington.
The hope is we’ll have Washington bettors jump at the hook
before kickoff, but at this point, I can’t rule out this line
going up to Seattle -8. Bettors just can’t get enough of the
Apart from Week 2’s hiccup against San Diego, you can
understand why. Seattle is 6-1-1 against the spread in its
last eight Monday games and has covered four of its last five
on the road.
Plus, the betting community isn’t exactly enamored with
Washington right now after Kirk Cousins imploded in the
Thursday Night Football game last week against the Giants.
“We’re just going to have to see what happens with this
action over the next few hours.”
Sports Interaction’s oddsmaker said. “We’re going to need
to take in some Washington money at some point.”
Meanwhile, bettors are also hammering over 46 points.
“Generally speaking, we usually need the Under on Monday
Night Football, so this is nothing new,”
Sports Interaction’s oddsmaker added. “We’ll continue to
monitor this but there’s a good chance this total moves up to
46.5 before kickoff. I think bettors have seen Washington get
exposed defensively the last couple of weeks and Seattle can
put some points on the board.”
Washington and Seattle have combined to play over in five of
seven games this season.