Seahawks vs Giants Preview: Injuries to Barkley, Thomas Add to New York’s Concerns

New York is 0-3 ATS after finishing an NFL-best 14-5 last season

Can the New York Giants turn around their season? A prime opportunity awaits in Week 4, as the Seattle Seahawks will be in town for Monday Night Football.

Most of the early line movement has centered on Seattle. The Seahawks are a 2-point favorite (-108) and -123 to win outright, while New York is +2 (-112) against the spread and +103 to pull off the upset. Meanwhile, the projected total has climbed from 44.5 to 47.5 (-105 Over, -115 Under).

Read on as we break down as odds in our Seahawks vs Giants preview.

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Date & Time:
Location: MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.
Streaming: ESPN/ABC

Seahawks vs Giants Betting Trends

The Seattle Seahawks are 2-1 against the spread this season and 3-9 over their last 12 games. The total has gone Over in seven of Seattle’s last nine games on the road. Meanwhile, the New York Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last five games, including 0-3 this season. The total has gone Under in four of the last five games between these teams. That’s important to remember when assessing the odds in our Seahawks vs Giants preview.

Power Outage in New York

After posting the best record against the spread in 2022 (14-5), the New York Giants have done a complete 180 this season. They’ve largely underwhelmed, going 0-3 ATS through three weeks.

The Giants are coming off a 30-12 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 21. A 10.5-point underdog, the Giants managed only 10 first downs and 150 total yards on offense. In the process, they failed to score a first-half touchdown for the third straight week. New York currently ranks 28th in the NFL in yards per game (253.3) and 31st in points (43) per NFL stats.

Making matters worse, they could be without star running back Saquon Barkley for a second straight game. Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain in their Week 2 victory over Arizona. Although he’s had extra time to rest with back-to-back primetime games, he still is unlikely to suit up against Seattle. The Giants are also waiting on All-Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas, who sat out last week with a hamstring injury. Both Barkley and Thomas were limited at practice on Thursday. Their health is certainly worth monitoring as you analyze the odds in our Seahawks vs Giants preview.

With games at Miami and Buffalo on the schedule for the following two weeks, New York can’t afford another loss.

Seattle Trending in Right Direction

The Seattle Seahawks (2-1) are coming off a 37-27 victory at home over the Carolina Panthers. After falling flat in Week 1, Seattle has now scored 37 points in back-to-back weeks.

The Seahawks, a 4.5-point favorite, got 97 yards rushing (5.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns from Kenneth Walker III. DK Metcalf added 112 receiving yards on six catches. The Seahawks improved to 2-1 ATS in the process while also blowing past the Over for the second straight game.

Seattle is still something of a longshot as a contender. The Seahawks are +600 to win the NFC West and are +110 to make the playoffs. But clearly, they’re trending back in the right direction after losing 30-13 to Los Angeles to kick off their season. That’s in spite of a defense that’s allowing 407.3 yards per game, third-most in the NFL.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner is among the NFL leaders with 33 tackles. But the Seahawks are also dealing with a few injuries to key defenders, including safety Jamal Adams (quad) and cornerback Tariq Woolen (shoulder). However, they did get back rookie first-rounder Devon Witherspoon, who led the team with 11 tackles last week. As is the case with New York, keep an eye on those injuries.

Handicapping the Game

Is it time to fade the Giants? Oddsmakers may think so. New York is now only +450 to return to the playoffs. With a daunting schedule ahead, the Giants face a difficult road. Add injuries to Barkley and Thomas on top of that and you have a team that’s both unlucky and underachieving.

Given that uncertainty, it’s hard to trust New York this week, even at home. Look for the Seahawks to win by a field goal or more.

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