Two of the NFC’s surprise teams will square off when the New York Giants play the Seattle Seahawks Sunday at Lumen Field.
The Giants (6-1) have won four straight and are a half-game behind the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East. Seattle (4-3) is the surprising NFC West leader after winning three of its past four after a 1-2 start.
Here is a glance at the best bets for New York vs Seattle.
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Giants vs Seahawks Odds
The Seahawks have been about a field-goal favorite by virtue of the game being in Seattle.
Giants vs Seahawks Implied Totals (as of Oct. 25)
Seahawks 24, Giants 21
The Seahawks are the fifth-highest scoring team in the league, averaging 26 points per game. The Giants are scoring about 21 points per game but are allowing only 18 points per game.
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Giants vs Seahawks Prediction
Seahawks 23, Giants 19
The Giants’ bread and butter this season has been their rushing game, led by the NFL’s No. 2 rusher Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones, who is coming off a 107-yard rushing game against the Jaguars. Seattle is allowing the third-most rushing yards per game (149.7) but ranks 17th in defense-adjusted value over average against the run, according to Football Outsiders.
New York’s defense has been opportunistic with a plus-3 turnover margin but should have trouble with breakout star running back Kenneth Walker III, who is averaging 118 yards per game on just 17 carries since taking over for the injured Rashaad Penny.
The Giants’ defense ranks just 30th in DVOA against the run and has allowed the fifth-most rushing yards per game (144.4). Seattle has the 10th-best running attack in the NFL.
Seattle may have DK Metcalf, despite a knee injury. But even if the Seahawks are without their second-leading receiver, quarterback Geno Smith has been efficient with 11 touchdowns and just three interceptions, while spreading the wealth to Tyler Lockett and tight ends Will Dissly and Noah Fant.
Giants vs Seahawks Bet Tips
Here are some Giants vs Seahawks betting trends to consider before placing your bets:
- The Giants are 5-0 as underdogs this season, including a 3-0 record in road games.
- Seattle is 0-1 as a home favorite this season.
- The Under has been triggered in two of Seattle’s three home games and two of New York’s three road games.
Giants vs Seahawks Best Bets
Under 45 Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
Seattle’s offense has been putting up huge numbers but only in road games. The Seahawks are scoring 31 points per game away from home but averaging just 19.6 points per game at Lumen Field despite their 2-1 home record.
Both teams have had a hard time finishing drives with touchdowns. New York is tied for 22nd in red-zone touchdown percentage (50%), and the Seahawks are 31st (36.4%) according to TeamRankings.com.
This should be a fast-moving game, too, since both sides want to run the ball. Expect clock-chewing drives that end in field goals.
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Seahawks -3 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
Seattle’s defense has allowed a lot of points, but again, mostly in road games. The Seahawks are surrendering just 17 points per game at Lumen Field.
Plus, Seattle ranks tied for 10th in the NFL in sacks (17), and the Giants won’t have rookie tackle Evan Neal due to a knee injury. That means the Seahawks’ pass rush, which expects to feed off a raucous atmosphere in Seattle, should make life difficult on Jones and the Giants’ offense.
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