The 2017 campaign has been a tough one for the New York Giants, but the G-men finally picked up their first victory of the year over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. They will be in tough to make it two in a row against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.
Giants opened as 5.5-point home underdogs with a total of 38.5.
This is the first meeting between the Seahawks and Giants since Week 10 of the 2014 season, when Seattle came out with a 38-17 win.
Seattle finds itself a half-game behind the Los Angeles Rams for first place in the NFC West but is still the odds-on favorite to win the division at most sportsbooks. The Seahawks, who are coming off their bye week, have won three of their past four following the bye while covering on two of those occasions.
The offense simply hasn’t been there for the Seahawks so far, and one of the NFL’s weakest offensive lines is a major reason why. Russell Wilson and company have been held to 16 points or less in three tilts so far. Seattle has been a brutal bet when playing away from home, going 1-6 ATS in its last seven on the road.
The Giants pulled off the stunner of a win over the Broncos as nearly two-touchdown underdogs last week, which was especially strange since they were playing without Odell Beckham Jr., who suffered a season-ending injury in Week 5. Eli Manning was playing without his top three receivers (Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard) and managed 128 yards through the air as a result. Running back Orleans Darkwa stepped up to the tune of 117 yards against the No. 1 rushing defense in the NFL.
Betting the Giants to win straight up as home underdogs has been a questionable decision recently, though. New York is a measly 2-10 SU in its last 12 at MetLife Stadium when getting the underdog label.
Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick
Bettors who were going with the New York Giants in this one found them listed as 7.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 39 for Sunday.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 21-20 result in favor of the Seahawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Seattle Seahawks vs New York Giants Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
New York battles the Seattle Seahawks, currently with a 3-2 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 3-3 for the Giants and 2-3 for the Seahawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Seattle injuries news.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated New York Giants and the No. 4-ranked Seattle Seahawks, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark.
The game also pits New York's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 17.5 PPG, against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 17.4 PPG. The Giants aerial game is averaging 226.83 yards per game, more than the Seahawks secondary allows through the air, 202.8 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Seahawks own the league's No. 24-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 126.33 yards per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Seahawks were Week 5 Sportsbooks, coming out on top of the Rams by a score of 16-10.
Orleans Darkwa tore up the turf for 117 rushing yards in the latest Giants game, a 23-10 win over the Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Next Betting Matchups
Seattle home to Houston, Sunday, October 29
New York home to Los Angeles, Sunday, November 5