The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks don't meet that often, but when they do, the games have been tight. The last four times the teams have played, the games have been decided by seven points or less with each team winning twice. The biggest matchup was in Super Bowl XLIX, when New England pulled out a 28-24 win in the final seconds. The teams meet again on Sunday Night Football when they battle in Seattle.
The game is slated to start at 8:20 p.m. ET at CenturyLink Field. New England entered Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season ranked No. 1 in rushing offense (217), while Seattle is fourth in rushing defense (72). The Seahawks are favored by four-points in the latest Patriots vs. Seahawks odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 45. Before making any Seahawks vs. Patriots picks of your own, you need to see the latest Sunday Night Football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Patriots vs. Seahawks spread: Seahawks -4
- Patriots vs. Seahawks over-under: 45 points
- Patriots vs. Seahawks money line: Patriots +170, Seahawks -190
- NE: Patriots led the NFL in 2019 with a plus-21 turnover differential
- SEA: DE Benson Mayowa had a sack in his Seahawks debut last week
Why the Seahawks can cover
Seattle's offense is potent thanks to a quality wide receiver corps. Last week against Atlanta, DK Metcalf had four catches for a team-high 95 yards and a touchdown. He is looking for his third straight game with a touchdown catch. In 16 games last season, Metcalf had 58 receptions, second-most on the team, for 900 yards and seven touchdowns. He had 13 explosive plays of 20 yards or more and converted 39 first downs.
Defensively, safety Jamal Adams had 12 tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss in his debut with the Seahawks last week. In 47 career games, Adams has been a monster, recording 285 tackles, including 218 solo, with six forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He also has 25 pass breakups.
Why the Patriots can cover
New England may have a new quarterback in Cam Newton, but running back James White remains a reliable threat. He was third on the team in rushing a year ago with 263 yards on 67 carries and one touchdown, while adding 72 receptions for 645 yards and five TDs. Coming out of the backfield to catch passes also led to 10 explosive plays, including nine as a receiver. White will be looking for his third road game in a row with a TD catch, and has 446 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns in his last four Sunday Night Football appearances. Since 2016, he leads all running backs with 20 receiving touchdowns.
Another threat is wide receiver Julian Edelman, who led the Patriots with 100 receptions for 1,117 yards and six touchdowns a year ago. He also had 13 explosive plays, along with 54 first down conversions. Last week in the win over Miami, Edelman had five catches for a team-high 57 yards. He has 16 catches for 208 yards and one touchdown in two career games against the Seahawks, including Super Bowl XLIX.
How to make Seahawks vs. Patriots picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total. In fact, it says Wilson will throw for two touchdowns and more than 250 yards, while the Patriots' rushing attack will garner more than 100 yards and one TD. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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