Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks
Monday Night Football Preview
When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, November 7, 2016
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Seahawks -7. O/U: 43.5
Buffalo Bills Preview (4-4):
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 41-25 loser as they battled the Patriots at home. The Bills failed to cover in the match as a +5.5-point underdog, while 66 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 4-4 SU,4-4 ATS
Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo’s last 7 games
The No. 1 topic for Buffalo is the health of star running back LeSean McCoy, who sat out last week’s game after being limited to 11 yards against the Dolphins in Week 7. McCoy, who rumbled for 470 yards and five touchdowns in Weeks 3-6, was limited at Thursday’s practice but expressed optimism that he would be available Monday night. “I feel good. Mentally, I feel great,” McCoy said. “Just getting over that step of, ‘If I make this hard cut, will I feel it?’ I did it today, different runs. So I’m ready to roll.” Quarterback Tyrod Taylor would benefit most from the return of McCoy, with the Bills’ passing game ranking 31st at 179.4 yards per game.
Seattle Seahawks Preview (4-2-1):
Seattle was a 25-20 loser in its last match on the road against the Saints. They failed to cover the -1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 45 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Team record: 4-2-1 SU,3-4 ATS
Seattle is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Seattle is 11-4-1 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle’s last 13 games
Despite guiding Seattle to 10 points in the final five minutes of a come-from-behind win over Atlanta in Week 6, quarterback Russell Wilson has struggled over the past three games. Wilson, who battled knee and ankle injuries, has zero touchdown passes and one interception in the last three and has rushed for only 16 yards in 10 carries in that span. Rookie running back C.J. Prosise appears ready to assume a bigger role in the offense behind Christine Michael after accumulating 103 yards scrimmage last week. Seattle allows 89.7 yards on the ground, but defensive end Michael Bennett is out and safety Kam Chancellor likely is as well.
Buffalo Bills vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction
This could fall back to 6.5 so grabbing it now. Except for the Patriots’ revenge game, the Bills’ losses have all come by less than a touchdown. Buffalo is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven against winning teams — New England being the exception. This Seahawks’ offense does not resemble the Patriots’. Buffalo’s defense and LeSean McCoy, who practiced all week, should do enough to stay within this number.