Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings Betting Preview
Sports Betting Line: Seattle -5, Total: 39.5
Over the Seahawks’ last three road games, they have outscored their opponents by 109-19, and have done it without Marshawn Lynch. Lynch, who had a lost season as a result of injuries, is listed as probable for this week, which is good news but hardly seems necessary since Russell Wilson and the Seattle passing game thoroughly destroyed the Vikings in Minnesota five weeks ago without his help. That game, a 38-7 victory, was part of a seven-game streak in which the Seahawks were 6-1 and Wilson threw 24 touchdown passes with just one interception.
The scary thing about Seattle is that the defense is playing better each week. While the unit faltered a few times this season, it held opposing teams to 13 points or fewer in nine of 16 games and allowed an N.F.L.-low average of 17.3 points a game over all.
The Vikings are building a quality young team, and it seems as if Teddy Bridgewater could be a true long-term franchise quarterback. They ended a four-season streak of division titles by the Green Bay Packers and have a bright future.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 20-13 result against the Packers on January 03. The Vikings covered in that game as a +3-point underdog, while the 33 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
The Seahawks were a 36-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. They covered the +6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (42) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Seahawks vs Vikings Betting Trends
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Seahawks vs Vikings Wild Card Prediction
The Seattle offense is firing on all cylinders and there is no reason for it to stop now. As good as the Vikings defense is. They will be over matched here. On the other side of the ball. The Vikings only scored 7 points last time against Seattle. They will do better this time. The Seahawks have a weakness in their defense than can be exploited by Minnesota. Seattle has let pass receiving tight ends beat them in the red zone. Rudolph should be able to get a touchdown this Sunday.