The Seattle Seahawks are undergoing a transformation, as they are no longer the same team of past years. The Legion of Boom is gone and there are some new faces who will start alongside Russell Wilson on offense. Today, they are just +425 to win the NFC West in the NFL Futures. As for the Minnesota Vikings, they are the favorite to take over the NFC North with odds of +110 of topping the division.
Betting Preview for the Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Preseason Game on August 24, 2018
Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
When: Friday, August 24, 2018, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Game Pass
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (0-2 Preseason Record)
For the second game in a row in the preseason, the Seahawks failed to score more than 17 points, as they picked up a 24-14 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers on the road last week. With the Seahawks unsure whether rookie running back Rashaad Penny and wide receiver Doug Baldwin are ready for the start of the regular season, other Seattle players will have to begin showing up and proving the team can handle the job with or without the two aforementioned projected starters. Against the Chargers, Chris Carson rushed for 34 yards on nine carries, while wideouts Jaron Brown and David Moore had 74 and 71 receiving yards, respectively, against the Chargers.
The Seahawks are 3-3 ATS in their last six preseason meetings with Minnesota. They beat the Vikings, 20-13, in last year’s preseason match.
Betting on the Minnesota Vikings (1-1 Preseason Record)
The Vikings absorbed a 14-10 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars at home last week, but more than that, it’s the number of hurt bodies on the team that should be concerning Minnesota. Cornerback Mackensie Alexander, defensive end Ade Aruna, guards Josh Andrews and Cedrick Lang, wide receiver Jeff Badet, and fullback Johnny Stanton all failed to finish the game without an injury. Those are mostly backups, so maybe some starters will be able to see longer time on the field for the Vikings this Friday against Seattle. The running backs are fine, though. Mike Boone, Roc Thomas, and Latavius Murray combined for 128 rushing yards and a touchdown against the Jags. They are a group to watch against Seattle’s defense that allowed 176 rushing yards to the Chargers in Week 2 of the preseason.
The Vikings are 14-3 straight up and 12-5 against the spread in preseason play since Zimmer took the helm.
Minnesota wins, 24-17.
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