The Vikings are rolling along at 8-1 in the NFC while the Seahawks are 3-6. Minnesota should be a popular NFL betting choice in this game against the Seahawks.
Football betting has actually seen the Seahawks win 6 of the 10 all-time meetings between the two teams but the Vikings have won two of the past three games. The Vikings are doing virtually everything right this football betting season led by quarterback Brett Favre and running back Adrian Peterson. Favre is the league’s top-rated passer. He has thrown 17 touchdown passes and only three interceptions as football betting stats show. Peterson is the best running back in the NFL, wide receiver Sidney Rice is having an All-Pro season as he leads the NFC with 786 receiving yards and Percy Harvin has made a big impact as a rookie. The Vikings are simply tough to stop on offense. Minnesota’s defense has played well this NFL betting season too as they have a stout defensive line led by Jared Allen in addition to solid linebackers and a good secondary.
Seattle has been disappointing this football betting season. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has not regained his past Pro Bowl form and Seattle has no running game. The defense is nothing special either and that spells trouble in this NFL betting matchup against a great Minnesota offense.
Many of the stats are against the Seahawks as well. The Seahawks are 2-6 vs. the football betting number in their last 8 games overall. The Seahawks are 0-6 in their last 6 games as a road underdog. Minnesota has struggled at home laying points so that is a concern in this football betting matchup. The Vikings are 1-4-1 in football betting in their last 6 games as a home favorite and 1-11-1 against the football betting pointspread in their last 13 games when laying more than 10 points.
The football betting total trends show that four of the last six Seattle road games have gone over. Five of the last seven Minnesota games have gone over the NFL betting total. Seattle’s defense doesn’t look capable of stopping Minnesota in this matchup so if the Seahawks score a couple of TDs in this game the point total could go over in football betting.