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Seahawks vs. Patriots Odds: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

Looking like the far-and-away Super Bowl favorite right now, the New England Patriots get their toughest test of the season Sunday night when the host the Seattle Seahawks.

Here’s a complete look at the betting info, as well as a prediction for the outcome of the Super Bowl 49 rematch:


Seahawks vs. Patriots Week 10 Betting Info

Note: All numbers courtesy of Oddsshark.com

Line: New England (-7.5)

Betting Action: 62 percent on NE (-7.5)

Over/Under: 49

Betting Action: 51 percent on the Over

Seahawks 2016 Record: 5-2-1 overall, 3-4-1 against the spread

Patriots 2016 Record: 7-1 overall, 7-1 against the spread


Prediction

If there’s a team capable of slowing down Tom Brady’s assault on NFL secondaries, the Seahawks are certainly on the very short list of candidates, as they are fifth in the NFL in yards per play allowed (4.9) and sixth in Football Outsiders’ defensive efficiency rankings.

But this is not a good spot for Seattle.

They’re on a short week after playing a hard-fought game against the Bills on Monday night, while the Patriots are rested coming off their bye. They’re on the road, where they’re 1-2-1 this season. And they’re again without Michael Bennett, whose current two-game absence has resulted in the ‘Hawks giving up 25.0 points, 400.0 yards and 29.0 first downs per contest.

Whether or not this game remains competitive comes down to the Seahawks offense. They’ve been inconsistent for much of the season, but they looked better last week, and the Patriots are just 18th in defense, per Football Outsiders.

Ultimately, I think the Seahawks will be able to put points on the board, but scoring enough to keep up with the best offense in the NFL? That’s less likely.

Prediction: Seahawks 24, Patriots 34 (Patriots against the spread, over 49)

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