Caesars Sportsbook New Jersey lists New York as a +1.5 point home underdog with a 47-point total when they host the 2-1 Seahawks Monday night at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Giants Smashed By 49ers
A Barkley-less Giants side is limping back to MetLife after suffering a 30-12 Week 3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. New York managed just 29 rushing yards–reserve RB Matt Breida topped the Giants with 17 yards on four attempts and a TD.
Giants QB Daniel Jones was largely ineffective and will look to bounce back from his 22/32 passing for 137 yards, including an interception. Jones rushed for only five yards in the loss, and New York will need more from their dual-threat signal-caller this Monday against Seattle. Jones had this to say about
“We just didn’t make enough plays. Obviously it’s a good defense, going up against them and credit to them. They play well, but we have to convert a couple of those opportunities. When you play a good team like that, you have to be crisp. We have to be clean and we didn’t do that.”
Seattle Two-Game Winning Streak
Seattle won their second consecutive game of the season at home last Sunday 37-27 against a Carolina group playing without its starting QB. Carolina reserve QB Andy Dalton lit up Seattle for 361 passing yards and a pair of TDs, but the Panthers were held to 44 rushing yards.
Seahawks QB Geno Smith slung it for 296 yards with a TD pass and one interception, but the hero for the day was RB Kenneth Walker III. Walker thundered for 97 yards and two rushing TDs with an additional 59 receiving yards to lead Seattle past Carolina.
The Seahawks ruled out cornerbacks Tre Brown and Artie Burns for Monday night’s game vs. the Giants. Left tackle Charles Cross and cornerback Coby Bryant are doubtful.
Seahawks vs. Giants Betting Analysis
Fortunately for New York, the Seahawks’ passing defense isn’t as good as the 49ers or the Cowboys, but they are getting healthier and have won two straight, including a Thursday night road win over Detroit.
Jones has been largely ineffective through the air this season, with two more interceptions than TD passes. The O-Line is banged up and allows four sacks per game, and with the injuries to the O-Line mounting, Seattle could add to their 1.7 sacks per game. The Seahawks allow the second-most passing yards per game, and Jones has a great opportunity on Monday to right his season.
Outside of Barkley and Jones, the Giants have no rushing game to speak of, and they will struggle without Barkley against the 7th best Seattle rushing defense.
The Giants’ defense is bottom 15 in passing yards allowed, and Smith is 8th in QBR this season. He’s thrown for the 11th most passing yards and faces a Giants defense allowing the 5th fewest passing yards in the league but yielded 310 and a pair of TDs last week to Brock Purdy and the 49ers.
If New York is going to win this game, they must stop Walker and be successful in throwing the football. Walker brings his 13th-best 204 rushing yards to this contest, and he will be a problem for a Giants defense allowing the league’s 29th most rushing yards per game. Throwing will be easier, but Jones has been inconsistent and hard to trust thus far.
My best bet for Monday is Seattle 1H -0.5 (+100) at Caesars Sportsbook. The Giants can’t seem to get off to a good start in ballgames yet this season and are 0-3 ATS in the first half. They can’t score the football consistently, and they’ll struggle defensively to stop Walker early, and that should set up some big play possibilities with wideouts Tyler Lockett and DJ Metcalf. Lay the -0.5 (+100) and take Seattle -0.5 (+100) at Caesars Sportsbook.
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