Seahawks vs. Patriots Odds
Sunday night’s NFL schedule closes out with a doozy as the New England Patriots host the Seattle Seahawks tonight at 8:30PM ET.
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Patriots are a clear favorite at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Seahawks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 48.5 points. These two last met in the Super Bowl two seasons ago with the Patriots getting a 28-24 win. New England has won three of the last four meetings but Seattle is 6-3 against the spread in the last nine encounters. These two have hit the over in four straight meetings.
New England is coming off a bye week and the Patriots have won four straight prior to that to move to 7-1 on the season. They are also 7-1 against the spread and 5-3 with the under. New England is now averaging 27.1 points and 393.3 yards per game on offense. Tom Brady has played nearly flawlessly since returning from suspension. He has thrown for 1,319 yards and 12 touchdowns without an interception. LeGarrette Blount has been a solid back this year, rushing for 609 yards and nine touchdowns. Dion Lewis will be activated tonight to get his first action of the season. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield adds another dynamic to the offense. Defensively, New England is giving up just 16.5 points and 364.4 yards per game. Their strength has been against the run, allowing just 101.6 yards per game.
Seattle is coming off a 31-25 win over Buffalo on Monday night to move to 5-2-1 on the year and 4-4 against the spread. The offense has struggled most of the year as Russell Wilson has battled injuries, but he looked more like his old self last week, throwing for 282 yards while rushing for his first TD of the season. The offense is averaging just 20.3 points and 350.6 yards per game and has one of the worst rushing attacks in the NFL at 75.4 yards per game. Wilson has run for at least 489 yards every season but has just 54 yards this year through eight games. He has thrown for 2,094 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Defensively, Seattle has given up 16.8 points and 353.3 yards per game. They are holding opponents to just 98 rushing yards per contest. The defense has 27 sacks with eight turnovers this year. Cliff Avril is leading the charge with nine sacks.