Date/Time: October 14th, 4:05 P.M. ET
NFL Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: New England -3.5
NFL Betting Game Trends
New England Patriots
- New England is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of New England’s last 14 games
- New England is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- New England is 6-0-1 ATS 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
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle’s last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Seattle’s last 16 games at home
- 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
- Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New England
The New England Patriots are taking to the road this week for one of their most important road trips of the season in NFL betting action, as they take on the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
The Pats have quietly covered three in a row, and they have put at least 30 on the board in all three of those games. They’re still just a 3-2 team that could be in some trouble if this one is dropped, but in the end, those offensive numbers just aren’t matched by any team in the league. New England ranks first in total offense (439.4 YPG), ninth in passing offense (274.0 YPG), third in rushing offense (165.4 YPG), and first in scoring (33.0 PPG). QB Tom Brady has eight TDs against just one pick, and he has used his top three receivers, WR Wes Welker, WR Brandon Lloyd, and TE Rob Gronkowski a total of 89 times this year between them in just five games. On the ground, RB Stevan Ridley has 490 yards and four scores, but RB Brandon Bolden has stepped into the fold and put up back to back great games. He and RB Danny Woodhead offer the complements to Ridley, and the two of them have 325 yards and three TDs between them on the campaign.
Seattle has been able to hold serve at home this year, and it was able to go on the road last week and come up with a big time victory over the Carolina Panthers to get to 3-2 and back in a great position to challenge for a playoff bid this year. The defense has been great, allowing just 258.6 yards and 14.0 points per game this year. The questions come on offense. QB Russell Wilson still just hasn’t been allowed to uncork the ball down the field, and there is no receiver that has even 200 yards this year in five games. RB Marshawn Lynch continues to go into Beast Mode on a weekly basis, and he has 508 yards and a pair of scores. If this keeps up, he’ll be good for over 1,500 yards this year, which would make him one of the top backs, if not the top rusher in the whole league. It’s a good thing that that’s the case too, because we know that this passing offense just isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
This is a great battle of offense versus defense. If the Seahawks are going to compete in this game, they are going to need to find some way to slow down the Brady Bunch. We saw the Arizona Cardinals do it, and this is a very similar defense that Head Coach Pete Carroll deploys. This could be a great game from start to finish, but the play that we are going to make is on the ‘under’, as we think that New England could be held to just two TDs in this one. It still might find enough to win, but we’re far more confident in this one not getting much beyond the low-40s. New England 23 – Seattle 17
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