NFL Week 7 Betting Odds & Game Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. NY Giants

NFL Week 7 Betting Odds & Game Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. NY Giants

Written by on October 20, 2017

The NFL has the distinction of having the shortest season in professional sports, with each team playing just 16 regular season games. What that means is that every single game is important, and that slow starts can often be the death of any team with playoff aspirations. The New York Giants were expected to be a contender in the NFC East, but a 1-5 start has them on the outside looking in, with that first win of the season coming last weekend. The Seattle Seahawks are in a better position in their division, but their 3-2 start is still well below expectations for this team, nevertheless, they come in as the NFL Week 7 Betting Odds favorite for this contest. The difference between these two teams is that the Seahawks have made a habit of getting off to a slow start over the past few seasons, yet they always seem to find a way to get back to winning and into the playoffs. Their division is stronger this year, though, so it may not be as easy as year’s past, which is why they need to start playing better football starting this weekend. The Seahawks are a 4 ½ point road favorite, with the point total for this one set at 40.

NFL Week 7 Betting Odds & Game Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. NY Giants

  • When: Sunday, October 22 at 4:25 PM EST
  • Where: MetLife Stadium, NYC
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 97.3 FM (Seattle) / 660 AM (New York)
  • Live Stream: NFL Live
  • NFL Week 7 Betting Odds: Seattle Seahawks -4.5 (Over/Under at 40 points)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 22°C/71°F
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Cloud Cover: 51%
  • Wind: 8 mph S
  • Stadium Type: Open

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh NFL Lines & Expert Prediction for Week 7

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Seattle Seahawks lead 6-4
  • Score: Seattle Seahawks 23.60 / New York Giants 24.20
  • Rush Yards: Seattle Seahawks 126.10 / New York Giants 113.70
  • Pass Attempts: Seattle Seahawks 28.90 / New York Giants 39.10
  • Completion Percentage: Seattle Seahawks 60.55 / New York Giants 61.89
  • Passing Yards: Seattle Seahawks 182.70 / New York Giants 284.30
  • Total Yards: Seattle Seahawks 308.8 / New York Giants 398
  • Turnovers: Seattle Seahawks 2.10 / New York Giants 2.00

Why bet on the Seattle Seahawks?

Most teams usually look forward to their bye week, as that is when they get to get some rest and get healthy. The Seahawks may not have enjoyed the timing of their week off this season, though, as it came at a time when they were starting to build some momentum. After getting off to a 1-2 start, Seattle pounded the Indianapolis Colts on a Monday night game, and then followed that up with a huge 16-10 win over the LA Rams, so no wonder they are the NFL Week 7 Betting Odds favorite. That win against a division rival was a big one, but with the Rams winning again last week, the Seahawks now find themselves in the second spot in the NFC West, although that big win over the Rams still leaves them in the driving seat. We all know how good the Seahawks are in their own building, but that does not carry over to the road, where they are just 2-5 SU in their last 7 games. They are also just 1-6 ATS in those 7 games.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 22
  • Total Yards: 337.6
  • Rush Yards: 109.20
  • Passing Yards: 228.40
  • Average Score Against: 17.40
  • Total Yards: 330
  • Rush Yards: 127.20
  • Passing Yards: 202.80

Why bet on the New York Giants?

We are only 6 weeks in, but this has already been a season to forget for the New York Giants. They started out the season by losing their first 5 games, and then also lost the services of Odell Beckham Jr. for the season. The rumor was that Eli Manning might be on his way to the Jacksonville Jaguars, with the front office perhaps planning on blowing things up and starting from scratch. We all believed that the Giants would go out with a whimper, but then they went into Denver last week and pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season, beating the Broncos 23-10. The NFL Week 7 Betting Odds are against the Giants. It’s now going to be interesting to see if that win and performance was a one-off, or whether it will serve as the catalyst for a strong finish to the season, which is why they are against the NFL Week 7 Betting Odds. Overall, the Giants are just 2-5 SU in their last 7 meetings with the Seahawks, but they are 5-2 SU when they play them in NYC. They are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games versus Seattle.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 17.50
  • Total Yards: 316.33
  • Rush Yards: 89.50
  • Passing Yards: 226.83
  • Average Score Against: 22
  • Total Yards: 371.83
  • Rush Yards: 123.50
  • Passing Yards: 248.33

Latest NFL Week 7 Betting Trends

  • Seahawks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
  • Seahawks are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games when playing NY Giants
  • Giants are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games when playing Seattle
  • Giants are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Giants’s last 15 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Neither of these two teams has shown much of an offensive spark this season, which is why I am leaning towards the UNDER. I think that Seattle gets the win here, but I do not believe they will cover. Score: Seattle Seahawks 20 – New York Giants 17