Monday Night Football Picks: Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants
The LA Rams couldn't match the level of the Bengals on Monday night. We were hoping that Joe Burrow wouldn't play. He did, but I don't think his play was necessarily the difference for Cincinnati.
His presence under center and not wanting to start the season 0-3 led to a fired-up Bengals team that played very well.
In the other Monday night game, we took the Philadelphia Eagles on the moneyline. They dominated and easily covered. You can look at it a couple of different ways. Betting the point spread was the better play because it easily hit. There is also the fact that they won the game comfortably, and that is what you would expect when you lay (-240) worth of juice on an NFL game.
We are back to just one NFL game on Monday night. I thought it was weird that they had two on simultaneously for the past couple of weeks, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
This week, the Seattle Seahawks fly to the East Coast to play the New York Giants. Seattle has been pretty good this year, looking like a potential playoff team, while the Giants might be the worst team in their division.
The betting odds for Monday's game could surprise you. Let's take a look and make a prediction for the Seahawks and the Giants on Monday Night Football.
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Seahawks at Giants Betting Odds
Giants: -1.5 (-130)
Seahawks +1.5 (-110)
Seattle is the underdog? Hmm…
They are traveling east, which is worse than traveling west for jet lag, but they get an extra day and a half to sleep it off.
You could make the argument that Seattle has overachieved, and maybe they have. However, nobody is denying that fact for the New York Giants. They have played one good half of football through three games. That goes for the offense and the defense.
The Seahawks might be a nice road underdog betting spot for us on Monday night. I certainly don't want to be laying any chalk, even one point, on the Giants.
New York will be able to throw the ball on Seattle. Everyone else has, but the Seahawks have been rather stingy on the ground, only giving up 2.9 yards/rush, good enough for third in the NFL.
I know I said don't pay the juice on New York, and I meant it. However, if you must bet on this team, play the moneyline. They are very lucky to be 1-2 at this point, though, so proceed with caution.
Over 47: -110
Under 47: -110
New York has played two high-level teams and one very bad team. Seattle scores a lot of points. I possibly like the point spread more. However, if you want to bet a total, bet the over 47 points.
Seattle will probably score 30, and they have struggled to defend the pass all year.
We are getting the better team at underdog odds. The problem is they are on the road against a big market team desperately in need of a win. I have heard that Saquon Barkley wants to play. His original diagnosis had him missing this week's game, but the reports are at least positive early in the week coming out of the big city.
Daniel Jones was 26/37 for 321 with 2 TDs, 1 Rush TD, and 1 INT against the Cardinals. I project similar stats against a Seahawks pass defense that ranks in the bottom of the league in several categories, including yards/pass at 7.5.
No, Geno Smith and Daniel Jones are not the best QBs in the league. However, they are both about to have a field day on the other teams' secondaries.
I predict a final score of 28-24 for somebody. As in, I don't know who wins. I believe Seattle is the better team, but how they match up tells me a shootout is on the horizon.
A close game has the potential to go into overtime. So, we have that working in our favor as well.
Pick: Over 47 points (-110)
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