The Seattle Seahawks hope to pick up a big win at home Sunday when they host the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field.
But they face a Patriots team that is 6-0-1 ATS in seven recent road games and which always seem to cover as a road favorite. The Seahawks are 8-4 SU and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games at home and have been very tough as a home dog (12-2-1 ATS).
Seattle's home dominance is well-documented, but New England's road swagger should be as well. The Patriots are 14-4 SU and 14-3-1 ATS over their last 18 road games. [ Bet the Pats as road favorites and pocket a juicy bonus - visit ]
Sportsbooks such as had the Seahawks pegged as 3-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 44.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Seahawks - Patriots odds would favor the Patriots if the lines were set according to power ranks. Seattle is rated No. 5 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Patriots sit at No. 3. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 32-25 win for the Patriots.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 17.2 PPG, against a Patriots defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 22.6 PPG. The Seahawks aerial game is averaging 147 yards per game, less than the Patriots secondary allows through the air, 291.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Patriots feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 79.7 yards per game. Seattle, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in rushing offense at home.
New England was a 31-21 winner in its last match at home against the Broncos. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 52 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, New England got a 151-yard performance from Stevan Ridley as a key part of its 31-21 win over Denver.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 16-12 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. The Seahawks covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 28 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Seahawks grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Panthers in their last game, winning 16-12 at Bank of America Stadium.
New England Patriots Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the division are 7-3
Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Patriots at Seahawks trends to consider:
New England is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
New England is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New England's last 7 games on the road
New England is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing New England
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Seattle's last 16 games at home
New England home to NY Jets, Sunday, October 21
Seattle at San Francisco, Thursday, October 18