The Line: Seattle Seahawks (-152) vs. Buffalo Bills (+128)
Two teams that are fun to watch and easy to root for. This game has MVP implications for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Don’t be led to believe otherwise!
Seattle Seahawks with a record of (6-1) fly into Buffalo to face off against a good Bills team standing at (6-2) on the season. Seahawks patch-work rushing attack (which is still without Chris Carson this week) has allowed Russell Wilson to flourish through the air this season. Also helps to have DK Metcalf. Seahawks are averaging 307.3 passing yards per game; ranking 3rd in the NFL. Opposed to the Bills who rank 11th. Buffalo Bills need their patch-work rushing attack to get going for their quarterback Josh Allen to have success. If defensive end Carlos Dunlap starts for the Seahawks (which looks likely) that’s where it can begin to get tricky.
I think the Over/Under at 54.5 is too close to call and better played live. If the Bills can slow the Seahawks offensive power house down then that will drive the under to a win. Seahawks are (5-2) against-the-spread this season. Opposed to the Bills who are (3-5) ATS. What do you make of that? I’m not taking the bait on a (+3) or (-3) for this game, YUCK! Not sure of the money line spot here but I do lean toward the Seattle Seahawks because of the roll their on coming into Buffalo. However, Buffalo Bills are rested up and there is no snow on the ground so this might be a squeaker for them if they win the turnover battle.
Seattle Seahawks defense ranks dead last in passing yards surrendered this season. They do a good job of stifling the ground game with a run defense ranking 9th in the NFL. Either way you slice it this is a defense that needs Russell Wilson to run up a check and keep them fresh. Buffalo Bills defense is solid and a good tackling unit but they will be a bit short-handed and that might show early on.
My Pick: DK Metcalf – Any Time Touchdown Scorer (-115).
Tremendous value here. Metcalf is Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s favorite target. Forget what you heard for a moment. I know nobody in that Bills secondary is up to the task of stopping Metcalf from getting a touchdown. With 36 catches for 680 yards and 7 touchdown grabs; DK Metcalf will look to continue his breakout season against the Bills defense. Another factor in this pick—which may prove to be an outlier—is the Bills might be without safety Micah Hyde (who is having a good year).
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