First among top NFC contender; the Vikings and Seahawks. Minnesota and Seattle are again top Pro Football Betting favorites to make the playoffs. Both teams are coming off impressive preseason openers. Last year Minnesota fell short as a Super Bowl favorite that took a step back. Yet everyone respects the talent that they still have. Seattle signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a massive new contract last spring. Russell is facing the burden of having to carry the Seahawks as he did in 2018. Specifically, Wilson is the catalyst to a potential payout every week.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings
|Date and Time:||Sunday, August 18, 2019, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis|
|Seahawks vs. Vikings TV Coverage:||FOX|
Vikings Set Course
Last week the Vikings scored a 34-25 Pro Football Betting win and payout at New Orleans. Minnesota outgained the Saints 460-337 in total yards. A total of 21 penalties made for a sloppy game. To be exact the Vikings committed 13 of those flags. Number one quarterback Kirk Cousins (4-4, 65 YDS, 1 TD, 158.3 RTG) had a perfect first drive. Backup Sean Mannion (7-13, 102 YDS, 1 TD 105.3 RTG) impressed as well. Additionally, running backs Mike Boone (4 ATT, 70 YDS, 1 TD) and Ameer Abdullah (4 ATT, 63 YDS) factored.
Seattle Bucks Broncos
In the same way, the Seahawks posted a 22-14 sportsbook home win and payout against Denver. Backup quarterbacks Paxton Lynch (11-15, 109 YDS, 1 TD, 115.7 RTG) and Geno Smith (3-9, 58 YDS, 56.7 RTG) played the entire game for the Seahawks. Seattle outgained the Broncos 301-298. Of great concern for the Seahawks were the 15 penalties they committed. Namely, the matchup of former Bronco Paxton Lynch against his former team was the biggest focus. Lynch and Smith are competing for the number two QB spot behind Wilson. Head coach Pete Carroll was especially impressed with Lynch.
Seahawks and Vikings Betting Trends
16-4 against the spread as a preseason road dog
5-3 over the total as a preseason pup on the road
4-4 vs. the line in preseason games with Minnesota
1-4 under the total in exhibition games with the Vikings
4-7 vs. the line in preseason home games
3-5 under the total in exhibition games at US Bank Stadium
1-2 against the spread in home preseason games against the Seahawks
2-1 over the total in exhibition games at home with Seattle
Seahawks vs. Vikings Pro Football Betting Picks
As was previously noted the Seahawks are a strong Pro Football Betting
value as a preseason road chalk. In this situation, they will carry momentum into Minnesota. Carroll is optimistic as always and has his team primed for preseason success. Seattle still thinks of themselves as a Super Bowl type team. As mentioned earlier the Vikings are a weak preseason wagering value. More emphatically their preseason seems focused on having Cousins ready for opening day. Beyond that extending themselves in an exhibition is not likely to happen.
Seahawks vs. Vikings Pro Football Betting Prediction: Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks vs. Vikings Pro Football Betting Score Prediction: Seattle 21, Vikings 20
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