The Minnesota Vikings (+1,800 to win the NFC title) are fresh off a bad loss at the hands of the New England Patriots. They are eyeing a return in the win column when they barge into the Seattle Seahawks’ (+6,000 to win Super Bowl 53) territory for a Monday Night Football game in Week 14. Will the Vikings recover? Or will the Seahawks extend their win streak? Going into the Monday matchup the Seahawks are favored by more than a field goal by the sportsbook.
Betting Preview for the Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks NFL Season Week 14 Game on December 10, 2018
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
When: Monday, December 10, 2018, 8:15 PM ET
Line: Minnesota Vikings (+3.5) vs Seattle Seahawks (-3.5) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1)
The Vikings are battling inconsistencies. They have not won two games in a tow since Week 7, going 2-3 SU in five games since. That stretch includes their disappointing 24-10 road loss to the New England Patriots in Week 13. Kirk Cousins went just 32 of 44 for 201 passing yards and a touchdown with two picks thrown against the Pats. Adam Thielen, who is second in the NFL in receiving yards with 1,166, was contained by the Pats, as he was limited to only 28 receiving yards, though, he had a touchdown. Cousins, Thielen, and the Vikings’ passing attack can bounce back against the Seahawks’ middling defense. The Seahawks are just 23rd in the NFL with a 66.83 pass completion percentage for opponents and 19th with 250.7 passing yards allowed per game.
The Viking are 2-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last four road games.
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
The Seahawks are peaking at just the right time. They have won all of their last three outings, which includes their huge 43-16 demolition job of the San Francisco 49ers at home in Week 13. Russell Wilson was the picture of efficiency in the matchup with the 49ers, as he managed to pass for four touchdowns with zero interceptions despite just attempting 17 passes. The Seahawks are ninth in the league with an average of 26.6 points per game. Meanwhile, the backfield rolled up its sleeve and went down to work against San Francisco, as Chris Carson and company combined for 168 rushing yards and a touchdown on 29 carries. Seattle is No. 1 in the NFL with an average of 148.8 rushing yards per game. Carson paces the Seahawks with 704 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns on 157 rushing attempts. Minnesota doesn’t give much space for opponents to run, so the Seahawks will have to diversify their points of attack.
The Seahawks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Seattle wins, 24-21.
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