New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Odds Preview - NFL Week 6

New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Odds Preview - NFL Week 6

This Sunday afternoon the New England Patriots will take the field in Seattle seeking to topple the Seahawks and improve to 4-2, putting themselves on a three game win streak. However, the Seahawks are 2-0 at home this season and are also hoping to improve to 4-2 to keep themselves competitive in the NFC West. But the Patriots are favored to win this game by a spread of 4 points with an over/under of 45 points.

New England has had decisive victories over Tennessee, Buffalo and Denver this season but lost two very close games, one to Arizona and one to Baltimore. New England is probably a much better team than their record gives them credit for. QB Tom Brady has been 124-185 compiling 1450 passing yards, 8 TDs and only 1 interception. He is dependable and productive. It might then come as a surprise that the Patriots’ passing game is ranked just 9th in the league. It is their running game that has the higher ranking at 3rd in the country. The Patriots have to good performances from the running backs. Stevan Ridley has run for 490 yards on 102 attempts with 4 TDs and Brandon Bolden has 206 yards on 36 attempts with 2 TDs.

Seattle should have an answer to Brady, Ridley and Bolden. The Seahawks have the 5 th best passing defense in the league and the 3rd best running defense in the league. And this defense has not been without a testing. They have faced Arizona, Dallas and Green Bay. Their run defense has not been tested as well as their pass defense but this game would be a great chance to prove themselves.

Seattle’s offense gets a very low ranking for its passing at 31st but that obscures the fact that QB Russell Wilson has thrown for 79 completions on just 129 attempts for 5 TDs but just 815 yards. His down side is that when he plays poorly he really plays poorly. This season in wins he has thrown at 66.7%, 4 TDs and 2 interceptions. But when they lose he has thrown at 59.3%, 1 TD and 4 interceptions. The upside of Seattle’s offense is their running game which has been ranked 7 th in the league behind Marshawn Lynch’s 508 yards on 113 attempts and 2 TDs. Unfortunately for Seattle they do not score many points off touchdowns, fortunately for Seattle they have a good kicker who has become the team’s top scorer with 38 points this season.

New England’s pass defense is ranked 30th in the NFL and their run defense is ranked 8th. So Seattle’s offense fits well to their weaknesses and their strengths.

New England has scored an average of 33 points per game this season and allowed an average of 22.6 points. Seattle has only scored an average of 17.2 points per game and allowed 14 points. New England has been consistently around 30 points while Seattle has more often been closer to 15 points a game. That means the 45 point total is probably correct. As for the spread, it is probably so close because both teams had nearly identical scores against Arizona. However New England has played against more potent offenses so their points against average may not mean as much in this game. Final score differential could be higher than 4 points.

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