Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots Week 10 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Seattle Seahawks (5-2-1) at (-7.5) New England Patriots (7-1), Sunday, 8:30 p.m.
Mike: Seahawks. There are a lot of reasons to pick the Patriots here, but that line is just big enough to grab the points. The Patriots are 19-3 after the bye since 2003, but they’re just 12-9-1 against the spread in those games. They might be a little overvalued in this spot.
Andre: Patriots. The Seahawks’ defense was on the field for 82 plays against the Bills on Monday night. That’s a lot of plays. They’ll have a short week of rest going up against a Patriots team that is coming off a bye week. I have plenty of other reasons to explain why the Patriots will blow out the Seahawks, but Mike told me to shorten my writing.
Ricky: Seahawks. Jimmy Graham could cause matchup problems for the Patriots’ defense, which also will be forced to adjust in its first game without Jamie Collins. New England might win this game, and it might never seem in doubt. But the Seahawks will find a way to cover, even if it’s via a late score.
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