Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants - 10/22/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Seattle Seahawks (3-2) at New York Giants (1-5)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm (MetLife Stadium)

The Line: New York Giants +4.5 -- Over/Under: 40 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants duke it out from MetLife Stadium in week 7 NFL action on Sunday afternoon.

The Seattle Seahawks come into this one well rested after their bye week, following a 16-10 victory over the Rams in week 5, giving the ‘Hawks their 2nd straight win. Russell Wilson led the team with 198 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception, while the Seahawks’ ground attack combined for just 62 rushing yards on 25 carries. Jimmy Graham led the team with 6 receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown, while Doug Baldwin put up 37 receiving yards of his own. J.D. McKissic and Paul Richardson followed right behind, with both logging 3 receptions and 36 and 35 receiving yards respectively. Deuces were wild for the Seahawks defense, combining for 2 sacks, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles, one of which they recovered in the win, despite giving up 375 yards of total offense in the win.

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The New York Giants will try to build on their first victory of the season, what many would call an upset in the form of a 23-10 victory over the Denver Broncos on week 6’s edition of Sunday Night Football. Eli Manning threw for 128 yards and a touchdown on 11 of 19 passing, while Orleans Darkwa led the Giants’ ground attack with 21 carries for 117 yards. Evan Engram was the only Giant to have more than 2 receptions in the win, leading the team with 5 catches for 82 yards and the team’s lone offensive touchdown in the win. Janoris Jenkins led the way for the Giants’ defense with a 43-yard pick-six, while Jason Pierre-Paul logged 3 sacks as New York still gave up 412 yards of total offense to the Broncos.

Seattle is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in October while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the NFC. New York is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings between these two teams.

I’ll be the first to admit I thought the Giants had no chance against Denver but I was proved wrong, and on the road no less. However, they have to play two strong defenses back-to-back and the favorite has had the bulk of the success between these two. Seattle’s offense has been nothing to write home about as of late, but I think they’re strong enough defensively to get some points on the board and keep the Giants down enough to get a road win and a cover by a touchdown here.

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Chris’s Pick Seattle -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.