Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks Odds and Free Game Pick

Vikings vs. Seahawks 2019
  • Two teams holding a wild card spot face off in a crucial late-season Monday Night Football game.
  • Seattle is 9-2 and has the top wild-card spot, finding themselves just behind the 49ers for the top record in the conference. The Vikings were tied with Green Bay atop the NFC North but lost the tiebreaker having been defeated the Packers earlier in the season.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Vikings head to Seattle for the next edition of Monday Night Football. The Seahawks are a field-goal favorite at home and have the second-best record in the NFC, but can a rested Minnesota team coming off their bye knock Seattle down? Keep reading for the game’s analysis.

  • When: December 02, 2019, 8:15 PM ET
  • Where: CenturyLink Field
  • NFL Latest Line: Seahawks -3
  • Over/Under: 49.5
  • Moneyline: Vikings +135 vs. Seahawks -155

Betting on the Vikings?  

Kirk Cousins silenced the naysayers who thought he undermined the Vikings’ season. Cousins has racked up 2,020 yards, 18 touchdowns, and just one interception since Week 4 and has a 126.5 passer rating, which is a league-best in that period.

Cousins’ play-action passes should open opportunities to exploit in the Seahawks’ secondary. Still, it’s likely Minnesota will go with a ground attack led by Dalvin Cook, who is putting up monster numbers this season.

Between Cook and Alexander Mattison, they’ve gained 21 carries of 15-plus yards this season. Just Cook alone has picked up 1,017 yards on 214 carries finding his way to the end zone on 11 opportunities.

Last 3 Head-to-Head Record

  • Score: 7.67
  • Rush Yds.: 55.33
  • Pass Attempts: 28.33
  • Completion %: 63.53
  • Passing Yds. 139.33
  • Total Yds. 194.66
  • Turnovers: 1.00

Betting on the Seahawks?  

The Seahawks have a big opportunity after the 49ers lost to the Ravens on Sunday. Seattle could take over the NFC West lead and is in an excellent position to gain a first-round bye if they beat the Vikings tonight.

It’s a critical game for both teams, but if Seattle wins, it hampers the Vikings in keeping up pace with the Packers in the NFC North, which means Minnesota won’t let go of winning this game without a big fight.

Seattle hasn’t had the home-field advantage it enjoyed in previous seasons. This year they lost both games at home against the Ravens and Saints but considering these two teams are Super Bowl contenders, the losses could be overlooked.

Last 3 Head-to-Head Record

  • Score: 23.00
  • Rush Yds.: 161.33
  • Pass Attempts: 24.67
  • Completion %: 59.46
  • Passing Yds. 149.67
  • Total Yds. 311
  • Turnovers: 1.00

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last six games.
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in their last seven games.
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in their last five games against Seattle.
  • Seattle is 4-2 ATS in their last six games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Seattle's last 20 games.
  • Seattle is 7-1 SU in their last eight games.

Insider Prediction: Winning this game is crucial for both teams because the winner faces whichever NFC East team makes the playoffs, and that is a significant advantage to gain in the first round. The Seahawks have the home-field advantage, but I like the Vikings to cover.

Pick: Vikings +3