Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks: Preview and Pick
6 Replies | 309 ViewsOn 11/11/2013 05:48 PM in NFL
The Seattle Seahawks are one of the best teams in the league and after beating the Atlanta Falcons soundly, they are back on the winning track. This week they will welcome the Minnesota Vikings to town along with one of the best players in the entire National football league in Adrian Peterson. The Vikings should be an easy team to beat, but Seattle cannot take this game lightly.
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game have the home team listed as double digit favorites. The Seahawks are currently giving up (-13.5) points to anyone that is willing to back the Vikings in this game. Early wagering on this game has been split as 53 percent of the public is backing the Seahawks, but that is subject to change as they are clearly the better team. To see if this line goes over the key number of 14, check the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Seahawks got back on track by doing well in the passing game. Golden Tate had six catches and a touchdown Sunday, posting career highs with 106 receiving yards and five first downs. Tate caught 4-of-5 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown when the Falcons sent at least five rushers after Russell Wilson. Wilson finished the day 9-of-12 for 164 yards and two touchdowns against the Atlanta blitz, posting the second-best completion percentage of his career against the blitz (minimum 10 attempts).
After getting pummeled in the first half of last year's divisional playoff game against the Falcons, the Seahawks came to play in the first half and set the tone for the game and perhaps the rest of the season. The Vikings are playing tough football, but they may not be able to get this tough road win.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal some very interesting trends in this game. The total has gone over in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games overall and the total has gone over in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle. Minnesota is 1-4 straight in its last 5 games and 0-5 straight up in its last 5 games on the road. Minnesota is 2-4 straight up and against the spread (ATS) in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle. Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games but 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games overall.
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.