In a Monday night clash, the Seahawks take flight to the Big Apple to face a Giants team that has been crushed in two of their three games.
The oddsmakers have the Seahawks as the slight favorite in this NFC matchup posted at -1 with a total of 47. The public has been betting pretty evenly on this one as Seattle opened a 1-point favorite and that is what they have remained at as of Friday morning.
In their last game the Seahawks won their second in a row to move to 2-1 with a 37-27 home win over the Carolina Panthers. The total went Over and they covered the spread for the second straight game as a 4.5-point favorite.
The Giants were at home in their last game falling to 1-2 with a 30-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The total went Under for the game and New York has failed to cover in all three games this season.
Last season at home the Seahawks beat the Giants 27-13.
The Giants have failed to win their last seven Monday night games.
Offense Gets it Done Again
After losing their season opener, where they only scored 13 points, the Seahawks have won their last two games scoring 37 points in each.
In their home win over the Panthers in their last game Seattle outgained them 425 yards to 378 yards and despite having the only turnover and only being 3/13 on third down they stuffed the run only allowing 44 rushing yards.
Geno Smith passed for 296 yards with a TD and a pick, DK Metcalf led the way with 112 receiving yards, and Kenneth Walker III rushed for 97 yards and two TD and also had 59 receiving yards.
Seattle, which ranks fourth in the league in scoring (29 ppg) has been balanced ranking 13th in passing yards per game and 16th in rushing yards per game. After a poor first game Smith, the reigning Comeback Player of the Year, has passed for at least 296 yards in the last two games where he was only sacked three times and picked off once.
Smith and company will be facing a New York defense that ranks 18th in the league in pass defense and 29th in run defense.
Another Offensive Issue
After getting shutout in their first game of the season the Giants’ offense had issues again in their last game in the 30-12 loss to the 49ers. They were outgained a whopping 441 yards to 150 yards and rushed for a grand total of 29 yards.
In the loss to San Fran Daniel Jones passed for 137 yards with no TD and an INT and Matt Breida rushed for only 17 yards. star RB Saquon Barkley was sorely missed and was limited at practice this week and is likely out Monday night.
After three games the Giants’ offense ranks second-to-last in the NFL in scoring (14.3 ppg), and only 24th in rushing yards per game and 28th in passing yards per game.
Jones cannot do it all with a less than stellar WR corps, so the defense and the run game will have to step up at home this Monday night. Can they do it? Big question but the oddsmakers say no with Seattle a road betting favorite.
The New York offensive unit will be up against a Seattle defense that has been great against the run, ranking sixth in the league, but second-to-last against the pass.
The Seahawks are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games.
The Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games facing the Giants.
The Seahawks have an Over record of 7-2 in their last nine road games.
The Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
The Giants have an Under record in four of their last five games facing the Seahawks.