The New York Giants visit the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET. Here’s our complete guide to Giants Seahawks Bet Tips.
All odds and lines from PointsBet, current as of Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
New York Giants (4-7) at Seattle Seahawks (8-3)
Giants Seahawks Bet Tips
Giants Seahawks Odds and Betting Lines
- Against The Spread: Seahawks -10 (-110)/Giants +10 (-110)
- Moneyline: Seahawks (-521)/Giants (+380)
- Total: 46 — Over 46 (-115)/Under 46 (-105)
- Implied Team Totals: Seahawks 28, Giants 18
The Giants have won three straight games and four of their past six, but in last week’s victory, they also lost second-year starting quarterback Daniel Jones. With Colt McCoy under center, the Giants will look to maintain control of the NFC East win an upset win over the Seahawks.
The Seahawks are 3-3 in their past six games but are coming off two straight victories. The Seahawks need this win to remain on top of the NFC West with the Rams not too far behind lurking.[esi cache="public" adrotate group="1" ttl="60"]
Giants Seahawks Key Injuries
Giants QB Daniel Jones left last week’s win over the Bengals with a hamstring injury. While he did return, he was immediately pulled from the game, for good reason. Jones has yet to practice this week and will likely miss Sunday’s tilt at Seattle — the keyword being “will." Jones has yet to be officially ruled out, but it is coming, which means Colt McCoy will draw the start.
McCoy is a capable backup. He can move the offense, he is smart, but he doesn’t win a lot. In five seasons as Washington’s reserve quarterback, he is 1-6 in games started and 7-21 in his career. This spells doom for the Giants this week.
Seahawks pass rusher Carlos Dunlap is dealing with a foot injury. While the MRI’s revealed nothing significant, he is not a lock to play on Sunday against New York.
Dunlap seemingly single-handily changed the Seattle defense since they traded for him at the deadline. He has recorded four sacks in four games, getting credit for 0.5 sacks in 3-of-4 games played for the Seahawks. He has also managed 12 total tackles, five of which, for a loss.
While the Seahawks may not need him to knock-off the Giants, they must have him down the stretch and into the playoffs if they are going to make a run. One of the worst defenses in the NFL preceding the Dunlap acquisition, the Seahawks have given up fewer than 23 points in each of their past three games, their best stretch all season.
Giants Seahawks Players to Watch
With Colt McCoy trending to start at quarterback from the Giants, expect RB Wayne Gallman to be busy. Since taking over as the de facto starting running back for the Giants following Devonta Freeman’s ankle injury, Gallman has been sensational (for Gallman).
In five games since Week 7, Gallman has led running backs in touches, yards, and touchdowns. It’s not close either. Not only has Gallman recorded at least 54 yards in those five games, but he’s had four straight with 60+ total yards. Now, those aren’t jaw-dropping numbers, but considering the situation and how poorly the New York offense has been at times in 2020, it is not too bad.
Moreover, Gallman has scored at least one touchdown in each of the past five games and six total in that period. And in last week’s win over the Bengals, Gallman recorded career-highs in touches (27) and total yards (91), and one score.
The Giants must feed Gallman to slow down the pace of the game, protect McCoy and keep Russell Wilson on the sideline if they are going to keep this game close.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson returned from a four-game absence with a foot injury in last week’s win over the Eagles. With Carson back, the Seattle offense is more balanced now that they have a reliable rusher.
While Carson did not receive his full workload as the Seahawks eased him back into action, he still managed 59 total yards on 10 touches, averaging 5.9 yards per touch. He also scored a touchdown. In fact, Carson has scored at least one time in 5-of-7 games, with seven total touchdowns on the year in seven games.
If Carson gets his regular workload, he could be in line for a big game on Sunday. In the two games this season in which Carson has received 19 touches, he went for at least 100 total yards and one touchdown.
Now, he will get a Giants defense that plays well against enemy backs. The Giants are allowing the fifth-fewest rushing yards per game (95.4) and the fourth-fewest rushing touchdowns (7) on the year. Despite the matchup, look for Seattle to lean on Carson to take some pressure off of Wilson.
Giants Seahawks Weather Report
The weather at CenturyLink Field calls for a mostly-cloudy afternoon at the time of kickoff with a 0% precipitation probability.
The temperature is forecast at 45 degrees Fahrenheit with 2 mph winds blowing South.
Giants Seahawks Bet Tips
BEST BET: Under 46 (-105)
The Seahawks were an Over machine earlier this season. But things have changed. Their defense has played well since trading for Carlos Dunlap. Since that deal, they have allowed fewer than 23 points in three of their past four games, including in three straight.
Even if Dunlap doesn’t play this week as he is dealing with a minor foot injury, Seattle should have no issue containing the Giants’ offense, especially if Colt McCoy draws the start with Daniel Jones dealing with a hamstring injury, which is the expected outcome.
With Seattle’s defense trending in the right direction in the past three games, their offense doesn’t need to go hang 30+ points on their opponents to win. In fact, Seattle has scored fewer than 28 points in each of their past three games, their lowest scoring total stretch of the year.
The Under is 5-3 in Seattle’s past eight games, including in three straight.
The Under is 6-2 in the Giants’ past eight games, including in three straight.
Two of the past three meetings between the Giants and Seahawks have hit the Under.
CONSIDER: Giants +10 (-110)
Even with Colt McCoy likely under center, the Giants should keep this game close. More so, because of their defense than anything else.
Each of the Giants’ past eight games have been decided by fewer than 10 points, whether they win or lose with seven of those matchups being decided by fewer than three points.
The Giants are 7-3 against the spread in their past 10 games. They didn’t cover in last week’s win but covered in four straight games leading up to it.
The Seahawks are 2-5 ATS in their past seven games.
PASS: Giants (+380)
This is another Moneyline I am totally punting this week — see my Dolphins-Bengals preview. I don’t give the Giants a chance here with Colt McCoy likely starting. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks as a whole must completely collapse in order for the Giants to pull off an outright win.
The only thing the Giants have going for them is Jason Garrett, who had success against Wilson and the Seahawks in his tenure as Dallas’ head coach. However, he is not working with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, or Tony Romo here. It is the McCoy show now.
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