Across the board, the summer months were a bit rough for Washington sports betting news, but just like several other states in the USA, a bounce-back appears to be on the way for September. This is no surprise, as NFL action is officially back in your lives and people are loving every minute of that. With that said, the Seahawks are powering a strong sports betting month for Washington and it’s been amazing to see.
Per reports, the Seattle sports betting market is off to a strong September and it has been a head-turning improvement from what we saw in August. Again, this is a bit of a no-brainer, as the Seahawks are back in action and they’re off to a 2-1 start so far this campaign. Seattle opened the season with a disappointing loss to the Los Angeles Rams at home, but they responded with wins over the Lions and Panthers.
The Seahawks also figure to bring in plenty of wagers over the next few days as well, as Seattle will take on the New York Giants in Week 4 for a Monday Night Football tilt. According to the best-rated sportsbooks, which includes the reliable Bovada review, the money line is actually at even NFL betting odds. The Giants opened as 1.5-point favorites to win, but that line has now dropped to even. Will Seattle come out on top?
Regardless of how things go down, we’re confident that the sportsbooks in the Seattle area will be working overtime, while people will also be working to get mobile sports bets through as well. These new bets will only add to what’s been a strong month for Washington state. Throughout the rest of the fall too, we fully expect NFL betting to be through the roof, which will be positive news as a whole.
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September betting has also been strong thanks to the Mariners
In addition, September betting has also been strong thanks to the Mariners. As things stand, the M’s are in a battle to try and capture the final AL Wild Card spot. Interestingly enough, the Mariners are taking on the Houston Astros this week, with these two teams trying to sneak into the playoffs. As of this writing, the Mariners are 0.5 games back of the Astros, meaning every single game counts this week and Seattle can’t afford to play sluggish even for an inning.
The Texas Rangers feel like locks to win the AL West and the Toronto Blue Jays are also 1.5 games ahead of Seattle in the WC standings. With how tight things have been, people all over Washington have been betting not only on the Mariners to make the postseason, but on every single game too. It has been a bit of a rough stretch for Seattle of late, which included getting swept by Texas last weekend. That set them back in the standings and had people quite nervous about their closing abilities.
While this was a major bummer for the club, it resulted in some big wins for the local sportsbooks, as the majority of the wagers placed were on Seattle to top Texas. Now, similar to the Seahawks, there are going to be plenty of wagers placed on the Mariners the rest of the week with the regular season about to wrap up. Will Seattle be able to take down Houston in the series finale and then the Rangers in key games this weekend?
That’s the question that people can’t wait to find out. There’s a ton of pressure on Scott Servais and Co. to deliver. If they struggle and don’t get hot at the dish or with their pitching, then this team could end up watching the playoffs from home. This would be bad news for the Mariners, but it would also have a negative impact on the sports betting market for October and November as well. We’ll see how things shape out here, but there’s most definitely plenty of optimism right now.
NCAAF betting could carry Washington betting in the coming months too
Looking ahead to the rest of the year, NCAAF betting could carry Washington betting in the coming months too. This is thanks to the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars. Both schools are ranked in the AP Top 25 and the Huskies have hopes of making it to the College Football Playoff. UW has strong NCAAF betting odds to win the Pac-12 as well. They will have some huge games down the road against Oregon and USC.
As for the Cougars, it has been an unreal year for Jake Dickert and Wazzu thus far. The Cougars are 4-0 on the year, highlighted by upset wins at Martin Stadium against both Wisconsin and Oregon State. In Week 4, WSU took down Oregon State in a 38-35 thriller. Quarterback Cameron Ward was unreal and he, along with UW’s Michael Penix, is entrenched in the Heisman Trophy conversation. With these two teams playing so well, there’s no question that college football betting will be massive for the state.
Don't sleep on the Cougs…WSU may well deserve to be in that Pac-12 Title/Playoff conversation.
No. 21 Washington State delivers a 38-35 win over No. 14 Oregon State.
— SuperWest Sports (@SuperWestSports) September 24, 2023