NFL Free Pick: NE/SEA

With the Jets’ loss last Sunday, the New England Patriots remained just one-game behind New York in the AFC East. The Patriots head to Seattle on Sunday to take on the struggling Seahawks.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Patriots –4.5 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 43 total points.

Key Trend: The Seahawks are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games at home. They’re also 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games while the under has covered in five of Seattle’s last seven games when playing New England.

Key Stat: The Patriots statistical dominate this matchup. New England has averaged more points for (23.1 to 18.0), less points against (21.3 to 25.9) and average more passing yards (224.6 to 148.8) and rushing yards (130.5 to 108.5) per game than the Seahawks.

Game Outlook: Go at your own risk in this game but as a general warning – never bet against the Patriots or Bill Belichick after a loss, especially a home loss. The Pats were gorilla-smacked last week by the Steelers and you better believe Belichick will have that team ready to play in Seattle this weekend. Matt Cassel should have a bounce back game against a poor Seahawk secondary and the running game is going to get rolling again, too. Seattle just doesn’t have the defense this year to keep the Pats’ offense contained for four quarters.

Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 14 matchup between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks game is

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS –4.5

TheSpread.com Projected Final Score

New England Patriots 30

Seattle Seahawks 10

We also predict that this game will GO UNDER THE TOTAL (43 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS

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Posted: 12/7/08 10:00AM ET

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