NFL Betting Prediction Giants Vs. SeahawksJosh Bailey
In a matchup of two inconsistent NFC teams has Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks (5-3, 2nd in NFC West) hosting Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning and the New York Giants (3-5, 3rd in NFC East) at CenturyLink Field.
The Giants will have plenty to worry about with their 1-3 road record with Seattle’s notorious 12th man. However, it’s clear that Seattle is a team in turmoil and a home loss to the G-Men will put a fork in the Seahawks season.
Matchup: New York Giants Vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, Nov. 9
Start time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Seattle, WA
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Live stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Radio: New York Vs. Seattle
Point spread: Seahawks -9
Moneyline: Giants +360 Vs. Seahawks -450
The Seahawks are two games behind Arizona for the division lead. Despite back-to-back wins, the Seahawks aren’t closing their games like a season ago. They’ve split their last four contests, all of which were decided by a touchdown or less. They went 7-3 in such games last season, including playoffs.
"We’re making progress," coach Pete Carroll told the team’s official website. "We’ve survived some really hard games and we’ve won some really hard games. We’re battle tested. We’re ready to go."
The Giants have lost three straight by an average of 17.7 points after winning three in a row. They’re dealing with a brutal stretch of schedule that began with visits to Philadelphia and Dallas followed by Monday night’s 40-24 home loss to Indianapolis. This game is followed by home matchups with San Francisco and Dallas.
NFL Betting Prediction Giants Vs. Seahawks
New York has the No. 22 rush defense in the league and Lynch is coming off a 67-yard, two-touchdown performance last week and also had 76 receiving yards as he was the focal point of the offense. Expect the Seahawks offense to run on the legs of Beastmode.
Jason Pierre-Paul questions whether Giants have heart http://t.co/3Y7na9Kc2T
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 7, 2014
On the other side, the Seahawks have the No. 2 rushing offense in the league and the No. 30 passing offense so it is obvious what the Seahawks blue print will be on Sunday afternoon. If the Giants are to snap their three-game losing streak, they must find a way to run the football. Rashad Jennings has been out for a month and probably won’t suit up in this game, meaning under achieving rookie RB Andre Williams will carry the ball for the G-men which will be a tall task against the Seahawks No. 4 rush defense.
Getting the ball in the hands of rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. has to be a priority to open up the offense against a very stout defense with Victor Cruz out for the season. Beckham Jr. caught eight passes for 156 yards against the Colts and has three touchdowns in his first four games. The majority of those numbers piled up against the Colts after the game was out of hand.
— ESPN Monday Night (@ESPNMondayNight) November 4, 2014
If Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo can move Beckham Jr. around and get him in space where he won’t be one-on-one with All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, he can make some big plays and that should open up some running room for the Giants rush attack.
Seattle’s last three games have been decided by 12 total points, and allowing a streaky team like the Giants to hang around until late may very well result in the Seahawks losing the game late.
I predict that the Giants will cover the 9 point deficit.