Russell Wilson, now a Denver Bronco, returns to Seattle.
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Mims' Monday Night Football Pick: Broncos vs Seahawks, Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf props, and over/under

QB Russell Wilson returns to Seattle to face a rebuilding Seahawks team.

The Monday Night Football Game has the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos are returning with former Seattle starting QB Russell Wilson as their leader. Seattle is the home team.

The numbers: Denver is favored by 7 and the total is 44.5. The money line is Denver -290 and Seattle +245. Line has moved from 6.5 and money line has increased by $25 if you are backing the Broncos.

Coaching Matchup: Seattle’s Pete Carroll with edge over Denver’s rookie Coach Nathaniel Hackett.

Player Props: Russell Wilson over 1.5 passing touchdowns. The price is -133. In 3 of his last 4 regular season games, Wilson threw at least 2 TDs. Take him over. DK Metcalf, wide receiver for the Seahawks with a reception of over 22.5 yards. The price is -123. Metcalf had at least 1 reception of 21 yards or more in 3 of his last 5 regular season games. Metcalf goes over.

The consensus: Denver is getting 72% of the action. The under is getting 55% of the money.

The Selection: Denver has one of the best backfields in the league with running backs Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon. Seattle will be relying on Rashad Penny to lead their running game. Wilson will improve a Denver offense that was ranked 23rd last year in scoring. Geno Smith will be the Seahawks starting QB after serving as the backup for the past two seasons. Seattle is looking to rebuild and staring at a season of double-digit losses. This is the first one! Take Denver on the money line and the under.

Follow me on Twitter during the game and look for my preview of the Thursday Night Game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs here in Bettors Insiders. My record on Thursday Night is 3-1 so far with 2 prop bets and an under win.

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