The Seattle Seahawks v New England Patriots game is one of the most interesting matchups of the weekend in our opinion. Firstly lets have a look at the odds and lines, the latest NFL lines have the Patriots as road favorites with the spread at New England -3.5 Seattle +3.5 which is in a half point from the opener. The current over under line is O/U 44 after opening the week at O/U 44.5 and the money line odds market sees Seattle priced between +155 ($2.55) up to +170 ($2.70) while the patriots are priced around -175 ($1.57).
Taking the current lines we can see that the sportsbooks are approximating New England will score 23.75 points too Seattle's 20.25.
We always find it interesting to look at how the wager flow is divided at the leading sportsbooks. The point spread market is currently seeing 61% of wagers on New England to cover while 56% of the moneyline action is also on the Patriots. The over under wager sees 65% of players wagering on the under result.
One of the intriguing elements to this game is that we have the best offensive team up against the best defensive team based on average points scored and conceded. The Patriots have averaged 33 points per game while allowing 22.6 for a differential of +10.40. By comparison Seattle have averaged 17.2 points on offense while allowing only 14 on defense, giving them a differential of +3.2.
Will the Tom Brady led offense of the Patriots overcome the tight defense of the Seahawks? And will Marshawn Lynch and Seattle's running game be able to score enough points to cause an upset? Brady has a completion rate of 67%, averages 7.84 yards per attempt, has 8 touchdowns to his name and has been sacked 12 times. Marshawn Lynch has made 508 yards from 113 attempts, had 1 fumble and scored 2 touchdowns.
Our Take - There is no denying that Tom Brady and the Patriots offense have been in damaging form and not only will it take a big effort by the Seahawks to containing them but also in scoring enough points to get the win. Do we have some action on this game? We sure do! Our handicapping figures here at TheFootballLines.com show value and we are in. You can grab our picks for just $2 below or jump aboard with one of our NFL Picks packages. Our current results here.