This Sunday the New York Giants (1-5) will host the Seattle Seahawks (3-2). Kickoff is set for 4:25 EST at MetLife Stadium and will be televised locally on CBS.
Oddsmakers currently have Seattle listed as a 5.5-point road favorite with the total set at 40 points. Click on the link to access our Week 7 betting lines schedule and for more links to our game previews.
Seahawks vs Giants Vegas Betting Odds & Game Preview
Seattle returns from their bye looking to secure a third straight win and keep pace in what’s all the sudden became a competitive NFC West race with Los Angeles at 4-2 and the Cardinals now at 3-3. Last time out the Seahawks went on the road and came away with a 16-10 win over the Rams as a 2-point dog. It was a fortunate win for Seattle, who benefited big time from 5 LA turnovers.
The Giants went on the road and pulled off one of the bigger upsets in Week 6, as they defeated the Broncos 23-10 as a 14-point underdog. New York only managed 266 total yards and 12 first downs, but the defense stepped up when it needed to and forced 3 turnovers, including an interception that was returned 43 yards for a score by Janoris Jenkins. That was the Giants first win of the season and third cover in their last four contests.
These two teams last played in towards the end of the 2014 regular season, which the Seahawks won 38-17 as a 9-point home favorite. It was the third straight win in the series for Seattle, with each of the previous two coming in New York.
NFL Free Pick Against the Spread & Betting Predictions: Seahawks -5.5
The fact that the Giants dominated on the scoreboard, winning by 13 as a 13.5-point dog will have a lot of people second-guessing themselves when it comes to whether or not they should fade them again this week.
On top of that, the Seahawks haven’t exactly looked great so far, despite the fact that they are 3-2. I believe it’s actually created some value here on Seattle, as I think they have no problem winning by at least a touchdown in New York.
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I believe the Giants caught the Broncos off guard, as a lot of people just thought this team would lay down after they lost both Odell Beckham Jr and Brandon Marshall. New York instead turned to their running game, rushing it a season-high 32 times. They piled on 148 yards against a Denver run defense that had been outstanding, which only strengthens my thought process that the Broncos just didn’t show up with the right mentality.
That’s not going to be the case with Seattle, who now has a good idea of what to expect from this new-look Giants offense. The Seahawks have routinely had one of the best defenses in the NFL and with the talent they have in the secondary, they will be able to load the box and take away that running game.
Another key factor here is that the Seahawks have a big scheduling advantage coming off their bye. That extra week to prepare and recharge the mind and body is huge this time of year. Not to mention the Seahawks have historically been a team that starts slow and turns it on about this time under Pete Carroll.
New York is also just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after a straight up win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 after holding their previous opponent under 90 yards rushing. Seattle is 50-33 ATS after the first month of the season since Carroll took over as head coach and 10-4 against teams from the NFC East.