BY Adam Lewis 12:37PM 08/16/2013

Betting tip: Seahawks own preseason spreads

Who says the NFL preseason doesn’t matter?

Those foolish enough to bet on pretend games decided in garbage time by players who could spend the regular season bagging groceries at the local QFC should give a serious squint to the Seattle Seahawks.

Since 2011, Seattle is 8-1 against the spread in preseason.

During his NFL career, coach Pete Carroll has a 20-9-1 mark in exhibition games against the spread. Carroll, whose “Win Forever” mantra is not only the title of his book but a way of life, once tried a field goal to send a preseason game into overtime.

Las Vegas oddsmakers list the Seahawks as four-point favorites Saturday when the Denver Broncos visit CenturyLink Field. The over/under is 41 points.

So ignore the temptation to drop $20 on two craft brews during Saturday’s game and make a rational, conservative investment with your financial advisor/bookie. Because the other option, you’ll just piss away.

Broncos coach John Fox wouldn’t even try for the win in the waning moments of regulation during last season’s 38-35 double-overtime loss to the Ravens in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs. That was with Peyton Manning running the show.

Is there really any doubt he will play it safe this weekend?

And remember, betting on exhibition football is the gateway drug to betting on the WWE. Take champ John Cena and give the points.


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