NFL Week 8 Betting Preview: New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks

Written By FairwayJay on October 30, 2022
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The New York Giants visit the Seattle Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. Primary markets for the NFC match-up show the Seahawks spread favorites and on the moneyline with the takeback on New York . Giants Seahawks odds feature a total set at .

In this article, we’ll dig into everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game, including team matchups, key metrics, weather and the best available NFL Week 8 odds. Click on the odds anywhere in this post to bet now.

Giants at Seahawks Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

When using the Giants Seahawks odds table, click the dropdown menu and select the type of bet you wish to make. 

Betting the point spread is when you wager on how many points a team will win or lose by. A plus sign in front of the spread denotes the underdog, and a minus sign denotes the favorite. 

In this case, the Seahawks would have to win by at least 4 points if you bet them to cover the point spread (-3). A Seahawks win by 3-points would be a push and bets refunded. Conversely, a spread bet on the Giants would need New York to either win outright, or lose by 1-2 points (depending on the spread you bet), or tie in overtime.

Betting the moneyline is simply betting on which particular team will win a game.

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Giants vs Seahawks Player Props

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the various proposition bets offered by leading online sportsbooks. 

This is a valuable tool that allows bettors to compare odds and stats when considering a prop bet. Unlike bigger markets like moneylines and spreads that often reach a consensus number, shopping for prop bet lines can often reveal sizable differences in the numbers. 

Giants vs Seahawks Betting News & Angles

Use this rolling, updating list of news bites about each team to help your handicapping for Giants – Seahawks odds.

Two of the most surprising teams in the NFL this year. The Giants (6-1) have the second-best record in the NFL and are 6-1 ATS. New York had a season win total of 7 which has been adjusted to 10.5 heading into Week 8. The Seahawks (4-3) lead the NFC West and had a season win total of 5.5 that is currently adjusted to 7.5.

The Giants have won 4-straight games including three in a row as underdog. NFL ‘Dogs coming off three consecutive underdog wins are 19-10 ATS since 2000, including 14-5 ATS versus opponents off a win, according to the Playbook Sports newsletter. 

Giants vs Seahawks Weather Report

A better than 50% chance of rain throughout the day in Seattle with mid-50’s temps, cloudy skies and winds 10-15 MPH.

Seahawks Vs. Giants Injury Report

Seattle Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Gabe JacksonOGHipQuestionable59.0
Tyler LockettWRHamstringQuestionable52.6
D.K. MetcalfWRKneeQuestionable47.9
Darrell TaylorLBGroinQuestionable46.3
Poona FordDTAnkleQuestionable44.4
Phil HaynesOGConcussionQuestionable40.5
Nick BelloreLBConcussionOut22.6
Sidney JonesCBGroinQuestionable15.3
Penny HartWRHamstringDoubtful10.4

New York Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Evan NealOTKneeOut59.6
Ben BredesonOGKneeOut56.9
Daniel BellingerTEEyeOut42.1
Oshane XiminesOLBQuadOut41.5
Tyre PhillipsOTToeQuestionable37.0
Cordale FlottDBCalfOut27.0
Kenny GolladayWRKneeOut24.8
Rodarius WilliamsCBAclQuestionable
Matt PeartOTAclQuestionable
Elerson G. SmithOLBLegQuestionable

Seahawks Offense Vs. Giants Defense

Seahawks OffenseStats (Rank)Giants Defense
26.1 (5)Points/Gm18.6 (5)
0.5 (1)Points/Play0.3 (3)
362.9 (12)Yards/Gm355.4 (19)
225.7 (16)Pass Yards/Gm211.0 (15)
137.1 (10)Rush Yards/Gm144.4 (28)
6.3 (2)Yards/Play5.9 (25)
7.3 (6)Yards/Pass6.4 (9)
5.5 (2)Yards/Rush5.7 (31)
45.6% (4)3rd Down %34.5% (7)
36.4% (31)Red Zone %40.0% (4)
10 (21)Turnovers9 (14)
16 (20)Sacks13 (21)

Giants Offense Vs. Seahawks Defense

Giants OffenseStats (Rank)Seahawks Defense
21.4 (18)Points/Gm26.6 (28)
0.3 (15)Points/Play0.4 (19)
334.3 (19)Yards/Gm399.1 (29)
160.9 (30)Pass Yards/Gm249.4 (23)
173.4 (2)Rush Yards/Gm149.7 (29)
5.2 (20)Yards/Play6.0 (27)
5.9 (27)Yards/Pass7.3 (28)
5.2 (5)Yards/Rush4.9 (26)
40.0% (17)3rd Down %42.4% (25)
50.0% (22)Red Zone %60.0% (22)
6 (4)Turnovers12 (5)
20 (25)Sacks17 (10)

Giants at Seahawks Betting Insights

Why The Giants Can Cover The Spread

The Giants rushed for 236 yards last week on 39 attempts, and RB Saquon Barkley is No. 2 in the league with 726 rushing yards and averaging 103 rushing YPG. The Giants are up to an average of 173 rushing yards per game – No. 2 in the league. The Seahawks are allowing 150 rushing yards per game, despite just 53 rushing yards by the Chargers against them last week. The Seahawks lost at home to the Falcons 27-23 as a 1-point favorite. The Giants have a slightly better Offensive DVOA rating than the Falcons and Atlanta ranks last in the league in DVOA Defense. Teams that rush for at least 150 yards in a game this season are 33-11-1 SU, and teams that run the ball at least 30 times in a game are 49-15-2 ATS.    

Why The Seahawks Can Cover The Spread

The Giants continue to defy all statistical logic. New York was -0.8 in yards per play margin last week yet won and covered again. New York ranks No. 27 in yards per play margin while the Seahawks rank No. 10. The Giants also rank No. 29 in DVOA Defense including No. 30 against the run. Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III has taken over the last three games with 352 rushing yards at 6.7 yards per rush. Quarterback Geno Smith is completing a league-high 73.5% of his passes and is among the league leaders at 8.0 yards per pass. Smith is PFF’s No. 5 rated passer while Giants QB Daniel Jones is No. 15.      

Reasons To Bet The Over

Both quarterbacks have been even more efficient and productive over the past four games. The running backs and rushing attacks are among the league’s best. The Seahawks are an ‘over’ team, and Seattle has given up 27, 27, 45, 39 and 23 points to capable offensive teams this season. The Giants have not faced a QB that ranks top 10 in PFF’s passing grade until this week against Geno Smith.

Reasons To Bet The Under

Rain in Seattle may force even more rushing attempts, and the Giants are 1-5-1 to the Under this season. Seattle has an elite punter in Michael Dickson, who can force the Giants to travel more yards as Dickson has placed more than 50 balls inside the opponents 10 yard line since 2018 – most in the league.  

Giants at Seahawks matchups to watch for

Kenneth Walker III vs Giants run defense

The match-ups dictate heavy rushing attacks, and Walker faces a Giants defense that is allowing a league-worst 5.7 yards per rush and ranks No. 30 in DVOA rush defense. Walker had season-highs in rushing attempts (23), yards (167), touchdowns (2) and longest run (74) last week. He now has 352 yards rushing at 6.7 yards per rush over his last three games since taking the lead role from injured Rashaad Penny.

Saquon Barkley vs Seahawks run defense

Similarly, the Giants will hand the ball off to Barkley often. The league’s No. 2 rusher is averaging 20 rushing attempts per game and even more the last two contests. Teams are averaging 30 rushing attempts per game against the Seahawks defense, which allows 4.9 yards per rush and 150 rushing yards per game to rank No. 30 in the league.

Geno Smith vs Giants defense

No team has scored more than 23 points against the Giants this season. But Trevor Lawrence did pass for 310 yards on 43 attempts against the Giants last week but just 51% completions and zero touchdowns. Lamar Jackson passed for 210 yards on 32 attempts and 53% completions the week prior. Aaron Rodgers passed for 222 yards and 2 TD’s on 39 attempts. The Giants defense has allowed a league-low 56.5% completions and now faces the league-leader in completion percentage with Smith connecting on 73.5% of his passes. The Giants still rank No. 26 in DVOA pass defense and have not faced a quarterback with a top 10 pass ranking according to Pro Football Focus.   

Final thoughts

The Giants have played seven straight one-score games (8 points or less), and New York has significantly over-achieved based on their statistical profiles. The projected total yards are close in this contest, and the weather is worth monitoring with potential impact on play calling. Both teams will still rely heavily on their running games, and live betting options along with player props for the lead running backs should provide greater betting opportunities.

Best of luck betting Giants Seahawks odds.

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