After losing to the Patriots last week in an attempt for a season sweep, the Buffalo Bills are in Seattle to face the Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The NFL Week 9 betting spread favors the Seahawks by a TD. Kick-off is this Monday, November 7th at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN from CenturyLink Field, in Seattle, Washington.
Buffalo Bills Vs Seattle Seahawks Spread & ATS Pick
What: Buffalo Bills (4-4) at Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1)
When: Monday, November 7, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Seattle, WA
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Spread: Seahawks -7
Moneyline: Buffalo +250 at Seattle -300
Game Total: 44
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Buffalo vs Seattle
Why Bet The Buffalo Bills To Beat The Seahawks
The Buffalo Bills suffered a second loss in a row last week and dropped to 4-4 SU and ATS. They were beaten by the New England Patriots 41-25 at home. The Bills average 26.5 points per game (8th) and allow 21.5 points per game (13th) this season.
Buffalo average 179.4 passing yards per game (31st). QB Tyrod Taylor (1480 yards, 9 TDs & 2 INTs) was kept in check by the Patriots D last week. Taylor completed 19 of 38 passes for 183 yards for zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. WR Robert Woods (29 rec, 290 yards, 1 TDs) is the leading receiver in one of the worst passing offenses in football. TE Charles Clay (26 rec, 274 yards, 0 TDs) is Tyrod’s second best pass catcher. The Bills’ brain trust signed former WR Percy Harvin this past week who was happily retired to help out the struggling pass offense.
The Bills average 154.2 rushing yards per game (2nd). RB LeSean McCoy (112 car, 598 yards, 6 TDs) did not play against New England last week due to a hamstring injury. Head coach Rex Ryan is hopefull that Shady will play.
"If I can’t go, I can’t go. But right now I feel good, and we got a lot more days left before the game," McCoy said after Friday’s training session.
The Bills have the 23rd-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 242.0 passing yards per game (13th) and 118.4 rushing yards (25th). Buffalo’s best asset as a defense is their pass rush. They lead the NFL with 26 sacks this season. Zach Brown. Lorenzo Alexander leads the league with nine sacks.
Why Bet The Seattle Seahawks To Beat The Bills
The Seattle Seahawks have struggled this season. They are 4-2-1 SU and 3-4 ATS after losing 25-20 to the New Orleans Saints last week. They average 18.7 points per game (29th) and allow 15.6 points per game (2nd).
The Seahawks average 258.4 passing yards per game (14th). QB Russell Wilson (1812 yards, 5 TDs & 2 INTs) was "really at his best" this week in practice, according to coach Pete Carroll, as he continues to recover from ankle, knee and pectoral injuries.
"Yeah, they told me, they tried to talk to me about the idea of not playing," Wilson said about his injury concerns. "There was no chance. I was playing. There was no chance I wasn’t playing. That was kind of my thought process."
With Wilson struggling, WR Doug Baldwin (38 rec, 481 yards, 2 TDs) hasn’t been as dominant as last season. Baldwin hasn’t caught a touchdown since September 25th against the San Francisco 49ers. Seattle has also struggled running the football. The Seahawks average 81.4 rushing yards per game (28th). RB Christine Michael (107 car, 446 yards, 5 TDs) has five of the team’s six rushing touchdowns this season.
Seattle has the 3rd-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 230.0 passing yards per game (9th) and 89.7 rushing yards per game (7th). The Seahawks have recorded 22 sacks this season (3rd). Bobby Wagner has 72 tackles and Cliff Avril 7.5 sacks.
Betting Trends For This Matchup:
- Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Seattle
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The public is mostly split on the Monday Night Football game. Public money usually backs the Seahawks barring a few opponents, but the Week 9 NFL spread being relatively high evens it out more. The Seahawks are 4-2-1 SU but only 3-4 ATS for backers (Bills are 4-4 SU & ATS). The sharps backed the Bills at +7 but the bets are more split at 6.5 (with plenty of wiseguys likely to lay under a touchdown).
We have two teams that struggle on offense facing very good defenses. Expect a low scoring Monday Night matchup. Bet the under.
My final score prediction is Buffalo 14, Seattle 20.