New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks: 12/6/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Seattle Seahawks (8-3) vs New York Giants (4-7)
Game Info: Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Lumen Field)
Betting Odds: Seattle Seahawks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Giants will travel to Lumen Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The New York Giants won their 3rd straight game and improved to 4-7 on the season after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-17, this past Sunday. New York had trouble finding the endzone, but got four FG’s by Graham Gano, including a 32-yard FG with 3:59 left in the 4th quarter that gave the Giants a 19-10 lead and put the game out of reach. New York outgained Cincinnati by a 386-155 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Giants was Evan Engram who had 6 receptions for 129 yards.
On the season, New York is averaging 19.5 ppg on 330.1 total yards per game (216.7 passing yds/g; 113.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New York has been led by QB Daniel Jones who has completed 63.2% of his passes for 2,335 yards, 8 TD, & 9 INT while also leading the Giants in rushing with 403 yards & 1 TD. Jones injured his hamstring last game and is likely to miss time. Colt McCoy is the backup and is likely to start this week. In the New York backfield has been Wayne Gallman (93 att, 369 yards, 6 TD) who has done a nice job filling in for both Saquon Barkley & Devonta Freeman. The top receiving threats for the Giants have been Darius Slayton (38 rec, 584 yards, 3 TD), Evan Engram (44 rec, 476 yards, TD), Sterling Shepard (41 rec, 359 yards, TD), and Golden Tate (28 rec, 306 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, New York is holding their opponents to an average of 23.0 ppg on 358.9 total yards per game (263.5 passing yds/g; 95.4 rushing yds/g).
The Seattle Seahawks won their 2nd straight game and improved to 8-3 on the season after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 23-17, this past Monday night. Seattle’s defense was outstanding in the 1st half and the Seahawks has no problem securing the victory after back-to-back FG’s by Jason Myers gave Seattle a 20-9 lead with 11:08 left in the 4th quarter. Seattle outgained Philadelphia by a 301-250 margin and didn’t commit a turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the for the Seahawks was DK Metcalf who had 10 receptions for 177 yards.
On the season, Seattle is averaging 31.0 ppg on 409.5 total yards per game (292.4 passing yds/g; 117.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Seattle has been led by QB Russell Wilson who has completed 70.7% of his passes for 3,216 yards (326.8 yds/g), 31 TD, & 10 INT. Wilson is also the top rusher for Seattle as he has 379 yards & 1 TD on 61 carries. The top receiving threats for the Seahawks have been DK Metcalf (58 rec, 1,039 yards, 9 TD), Tyler Lockett (70 rec, 771 yards, 8 TD), and David Moore (27 rec, 331 yards, 5 TD). Leading the way for the Seahawks backfield has been the duo of Chris Carson (74 att, 364 yards, 4 TD) and Carlos Hyde (60 att, 226 yards, 3 TD).
The Giants are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 road games. The Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 13-5-2 ATS in their last 20 games following a ATS loss.
New York has been playing some decent football as of late, especially on the defensive end, however, it’s hard to imagine the Giants being able to slow down Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense on the road. Seattle’s defense is statistically awful, however, has made some major steps forward over the last two weeks and as I expect Seattle to give Colt McCoy and the Giants offense trouble, I’m taking Seattle to cover this large home spread.