Week 10 NFL Winning Favorites: Seattle At New England

Written by on November 11, 2016

One of the most exciting moments in the NFL offseason comes when the new schedule is released. We all look at who our chosen team is playing, but we also peruse the primetime national games to see what we are getting. It’s fair to say that a lot of people probably circled November 13th on the calendar, as the primetime game on that day is a beauty. The Seattle Seahawks will be on the road to face the New England Patriots in a rematch of Super Bowl 49. The Seahawks players who were around for that one probably still have sleepless night thinking about it, as they somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by turning the ball over on the 1-yard line. It’s a play that will live in infamy, and one that will never be erased, no matter how many times the Seahawks beat the Patriots from this point forward. They will try and get some measure of revenge this weekend, though, with the Patriots coming in as a 7.5-point online betting favorite.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Week 10 NFL Winning Favorites: Seahawks At Patriots

When: Sunday, November 13 at 8:30 PM ESTWhere: Gillette Stadium, FoxboroTV: NBCLive Stream: NBC Sports LiveNFL Odds: TBA 

Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks

What is wrong with Russell Wilson? That is the question that has been floated most often this season when talking about the Seahawks. Seattle is atop their division with a 5-3-1 record, but Wilson has not looked like the player we know that he is, prompting many to suggest that he may be carrying an injury. The good news for Seattle Seahawks is that he appeared to be back to his former self in a solid outing versus the Buffalo Bills last week. The Bills were unable to contain him, and he took advantage of that in a big way. If that game was a sign that the Seahawks QB is healthy again, then this team has a shot up at Foxboro.

Why bet on the New England Patriots

What can you say about tis Patriots team that hasn’t been said already? They are once again tearing through the league with a 7-1 record, and have yet to lose since getting Tom Brady back from suspension. If we are being honest, they haven’t been tested in the 4 games since his return, and they have in fact been 4-0 ATS in that time. Their only loss of the season did come on home field, but that was the last game without Brady, and you got the sense in that one that they were looking ahead a little to his return, especially after starting the season with 3-straight wins without him. It was easy to be comfortable in that situation, and it hurt them. Don’t expect to see that this weekend.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

As much as I like the Patriots to get the win here, I can’t say that I am entirely sold on the 7.5-point spread. I like the Seahawks to keep things close throughout, and still be in with a shot late in the game. Let’s go with the same score as that infamous Super Bowl meeting.

Seattle Seahawks 24 New England Patriots 28