Last season, both the Seattle Seahawks and New York Giants were surprise playoff teams, with the G-Men even winning a postseason game for the first time since they won Super Bowl XLVI. In 2023, however, the Giants are off to a 1-2 start, while the Seahawks are going into tonight on a two-game winning streak after losing their season opener to the Los Angeles Rams.
For Seahawks vs. Giants tonight, both RB Saquon Barkley and OT Andrew Thomas are likely to be inactive. Coming off a long week, as they last played on Thursday Night Football, will head coach Brian Daboll have his team better prepared after they had just four days to plan without Barkley and Thomas last game?
The Seahawks will also most likely be without their starting left tackle tonight, as Charles Cross is listed as doubtful and is expected to miss his third game in a row. But in his absence, the Seahawks have gone 2-0, including an impressive Week 2 road win over the Detroit Lions.
With the Seahawks being short road favorites tonight, how might this one play out? Will the Giants continue their NFL prime-time woes, or will they get back on track at home? Let’s get into the Seahawks vs. Giants predictions, picks, player props, and more from PFN’s betting team.
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Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants Betting Lines, Start Time, and More
All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook unless stated otherwise.
Seahawks -135, Giants +114
- Game Time
8:15 p.m. ET
- How To Watch
Blewis: I don’t feel strongly about the point spread or total in this one. The Giants have looked abysmal to start the season, but both of their losses came against the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys, two of the best teams in the NFL. Meanwhile, their comeback win over the Arizona Cardinals looks better than we might have thought, as Arizona might not be completely terrible.
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I also think Daboll and his coaching staff having an extra few days to prepare without Barkley and Thomas will be a bonus compared to last week when they had four total days. This is a coaching staff that has proven to get the most out of their underwhelming personnel offensively.
The Giants have major offensive line issues and are going against a Seahawks defense that is fourth in pass rush win rate so far this season. I’m expecting the Giants to lean heavily into short, quick throws in this one, getting the ball into the hands of their receivers.
Instead of taking a gamble on who will be the biggest beneficiary in this scenario, let’s go with taking the under on the receptions prop from the player who might be the odd man out, and that’s Darius Slayton.
We’re going with Slayton’s under here because he is the Giants’ deep-threat receiver (aside from Jalin Hyatt) and isn’t as involved in the quick passing game. His aDOT (average depth of target) of 14.5 is more than five yards higher than the next closest Giants pass catcher, and he has gone under 3.5 receptions in four of his last five games (including the postseason).
Pick: Darius Slayton under 3.5 receptions (-145 at DraftKings)
Katz: It has been a rough start to the season for the Giants, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. Amidst the Giants struggles, Daniel Jones has still managed to display his rushing prowess in two out of three games.
Tonight’s game with the Seahawks could be pretty high-scoring. Jones should drop back to pass 35+ times. You have to anticipate at least a couple of designed runs, along with read options and tactical scrambles.
Jones has rushed for over 40 yards in two of his first three games. I expect his mobility to be on full display as the Giants go all out in what is an early, must-win game.
Pick: Daniel Jones over 33.5 rushing yards (-115 at DraftKings)
Soppe: Why am I of the belief that we see points in bunches on Monday night? This game involves…
- Two of the five worst third-down defenses
- Two of the five worst yards-per-play defenses
- Two offenses that operate at or above average in pace
The Giants’ low-pressure rate through three weeks helps DK Metcalf, a receiver who hauled in 7.2 catches per game (at least five in every game) when facing bottom-10 pressure units in 2022.
Pick: DK Metcalf over 4.5 receptions (-150 at DraftKings)