Look For Vikings To Continue NFL Betting Streak vs Seahawks

Posted by Aaron . on December 4, 2015 in

When the Minnesota Vikings’ new home opens, they may not want to go. After all, their temporary stadium, TCF Bank Stadium, has been remarkably friendly to them. In their last ten games there, they have gone 8-2 straight up and against the spread. Seattle has been spotty on the road as of late, going just 7-6 straight up and 5-7-1 against the spread in their last 13 tilts away from Seattle. The game is listed as a “pick’em” on NFL betting lines with an over-under total of 41.

Why Should You Bet On The Seattle Seahawks?

This isn’t the same dominant Seahawks team that we’ve seen the past couple of seasons. However, in their last five games they’ve been improving, with a 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread. Last week, they eked out a 39-30 home win over Pittsburgh, covering a three-point spread as the favorite. They were down a touchdown late in the third quarter but then put up 25 points in the last 18 minutes as Russell Wilson ended up throwing five touchdown passes, the last an 80-yard catch-and-run effort with Doug Baldwin to turn a 3rd-and-10 into a glorious score. The Seahawks’ rushing game almost doubled Pittsburgh on the day (100 to 58), and the Seahawks also grabbed four interceptions, including one that happened on a fake field goal. Given the fact that the Seahawks outgain their opponents on the ground by an average of 51 yards per game, you can expect that Seattle generally covers spreads.

Why Should You Bet On The Minnesota Vikings?

The Vikings got right back up off the mat after they were humiliated at home by Green Bay and defeated the Falcons on the road last week, 20-10. Two Adrian Peterson touchdowns were enough to knock off the Falcons. The Vikings outgained Atlanta on the ground, 191-116, with 46 of the Falcons’ yards coming on one rush. The Vikings won the time of possession battle by just about seven minutes and had a +2 turnover margin for the game, getting two picks off Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

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Our Betting Prediction

The fact that Seattle does not have tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Marshawn Lynch means that their offense will be severely handicapped. In a pick ‘em situation, I’m taking the Vikings – but I also like the “under” here. I see this being something like a 28-10 game or even a 24-14 situation. The Vikings are 7-0 straight up and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven December home games, and I look for them to continue that streak here.