This is always going to be the time of the year when Washington sports betting news heats up. Ever since things were launched not long ago, the late summer is always an exciting time for fans, especially with the Seattle Seahawks regular season-opener right around the corner. However, there’s a change to things in 2023, as Washington sports betting is one fire thanks to the Mariners hot streak over the past four weeks.
Earlier this month, the Mariners found themselves 10 games back in the AL West standings behind the Texas Rangers. That’s no longer the case, though, as Seattle is now in first place of the division. Who in the world saw this coming? Not a lot of people, but behind some spectacular play from the offense, the Mariners are now playing like one of the best teams in baseball and they’ve seen their MLB betting odds to win the AL West skyrocket.
Julio Rodriguez has looked like one of the top young talents in the game, while the pitching has been superb for this team too. Not only that, but Teoscar Hernandez, Ty France, Cal Raleigh, Luis Castillo, Logan Gilbert and more have risen to the occasion for this club. With all of the excitement surrounding the Mariners right now, baseball supporters all over the state are wasting no time in putting money down on their favorite squad.
This is only going to continue in September, as the Mariners are poised to get back to the postseason for the second straight year. Last season, the Mariners stunned the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card Round before falling to the Astros in the ALDS. This team is built for success this fall and folks in Seattle and surrounding areas are excited for the future. The Mariners will be a team to watch the rest of the way, no question.
Julio Rodríguez becomes the fastest player in Mariners history to reach 50 home runs! pic.twitter.com/mpLUJZ9XsD
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) August 26, 2023
Seahawks fans are ready to place bets on the action too
As much excitement as there is for the Mariners, don’t forget that Seahawks fans are ready to place bets on the action too. Seattle just had its preseason finale this past weekend and now all eyes will be on the regular season getting underway in a couple of weeks. The Seahawks made the playoffs last year, which came as a surprise for a lot of people. Geno Smith was named the starting quarterback and not a lot of people expected much from the NFC West side.
However, Smith was downright brilliant and he earned a massive extension this past offseason. Now, Smith is going to try and help the Seahawks win the division, as things feel like they’re pretty wide open. The Seahawks have great NFL betting odds to capture the NFC West, but the Rams and 49ers will surely make things tough for them too. It’s expected to be a down year for the Cardinals, with Kyler Murray still recovering from his torn ACL.
For the Seahawks, a lot of pressure is going to be on the young talent to step up, while health will also be a key factor. Safety Jamal Adams is back to full health and people can’t wait to see how the former All-Pro defensive back will be able to play this campaign. If he can get back to his old self, then this Seattle defense will be a big problem for opposing offenses to try and score on.
Offensively, there are going to be a lot of eyes on the receivers. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are the veterans, while there’s plenty of buzz around rookie first-round pick Jaxon Smith-Njigba. If he can live up to the hype, then it’s going to make life a lot easier for Smith and Co. All in all, it feels like the Seahawks could be in line for a memorable season. Only time will tell if they can win the division or not.
One step closer! Can’t wait. pic.twitter.com/WYuLZmEtWu
— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 20, 2023
Tribal Casinos continue to see a surge in visitors for betting
With the success of the local teams, this has also led to plenty of visitors for the region. With this, the Tribal casinos continue to see a surge in visitors for betting. While there aren’t any casinos with in-person sports betting in the downtown area, there are multiple options not too far away. Because of this, a lot of people end up staying in Seattle for their vacations, but then they get in their car and head to tribal lands to play table games and place sports wagers.
With the Mariners playing so well, more people are surely going not only to travel to the Pacific Northwest, but also to the casinos that aren’t too far away from the stadium. If Seattle keeps on playing so well, then their momentum will only rise and more bets will be put down on them to win the division. It should be a fun last month of the regular season for this squad. People can’t wait to see how things shape out for them. It’ll be a fun ride.