Seattle favored by -13.5 against Minnesota on Sunday
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The Seattle Seahawks, at 9-1, are already closing in on securing the No. 1 seed in the upcoming NFC playoffs.
This week Seattle stands an excellent chance of getting to 10-1 as it welcomes the 2-7 Minnesota Vikings into the thunder-dome that is CenturyLink Field Sunday afternoon (4:25 pm ET, Fox).
After their 33-10 victory at Atlanta Sunday the Seahawks lead the NFC West by two and a half games over second-place San Francisco, and they're a game and a half up on New Orleans in the battle for the best record in the NFC. However, Seattle is also only 2-4 ATS over its last six games.
Minnesota, meanwhile, beat Washington last Thursday 34-27, and is 2-0 ATS the last two weeks. The Seahawks are 11-3 SU past 14 seasons before a bye week and 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games at home.
All five meetings since 1990 here played OVER the total.
As of early this week the Seahawks, who beat the Vikings last November 30-20, were favored by 13 points for Sunday's game.
They will face the 2-7 Vikings, who own a 4-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Seahawks are 5-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Vikings are 7-2 favoring the OVER.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Seahawks rated this week at No. 3 and the Vikings sitting at No. 30. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 32-17 result in favor of the Seahawks this week.
The Vikings were a 34-27 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Redskins. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. Marshawn Lynch ran through the Atlanta defense for 145 yards in Seattle's last game, handing the Falcons a 33-10 setback on Sunday at Georgia Dome.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seattle's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 26.5 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 30 this week at 31 PPG. The Seahawks aerial game is averaging 208.6 yards per game, less than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 285.67 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 84.75 yards per game. Seattle, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.
A few Vikings at Seahawks trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games
Seattle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Seattle is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Minnesota at Green Bay, Sunday, November 24th
Seattle at New Orleans, Monday, December 2nd