Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks: 10/11/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Seattle Seahawks (4-0) vs Minnesota Vikings (1-3)
Game Info: Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 8:20 pm (CenturyLink Field)
Betting Odds: Seattle Seahawks -7 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Vikings will travel to CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday night in NFL action.
The Minnesota Vikings picked up their first win of the season and improved to 1-3 on the season after defeating the Houston Texans by a 31-23 margin this past Sunday. Minnesota led by a 17-6 margin at halftime and was able to pull away for the much-needed victory after a 4-yard TD run by Alexander Mattison gave the Vikings a 31-16 lead with 10:50 left in the 4th quarter. Minnesota outgained Houston by a 410-386 margin and won the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Vikings was Dalvin Cook who had 130 yards & 2 TD’s on 27 carries.
On the season, Minnesota is averaging 26.5 ppg on 371.3 total yards per game (220.8 passing yds/g; 150.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Minnesota is led by RB Dalvin Cook who has 424 rushing yards (106.0 yds/g) & 6 TD’s on 75 carries. QB Kirk Cousins has completed 62.0% of his passes for 883 yards (234.0 passing yds/g), 6 TD, & 6 INT. The leading receivers for the Vikings have been Justin Jefferson (16 rec, 348 yards, TD), Adam Thielen (20 rec, 284 yards, 4 TD), Bisi Johnson (4 rec, 80 yards), and Kyle Rudolph (6 rec, 66 yards, TD).
Defensively, Minnesota is allowing their opponents to average 31.3 ppg on 434.5 total yards per game (299.8 passing yds/g; 134.8 rushing yds/g).
The Seattle Seahawks stayed perfect on the season, improving to 4-0 on the year, after defeating the Miami Dolphins, 31-23, this past Sunday. Seattle had more of a game then they expected as the Seahawks led by just a 17-15 margin early in the 4th quarter, however, the Seahawks were able to pull away after TD’s by David Moore & Chris Carson gave Seattle a 31-15 lead with 4:00 minutes left in the 4th quarter. Seattle outgained Miami by a 441-415 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who completed 24 of 34 passes for 360 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Seattle is averaging 35.5 ppg on 434.5 total yards per game (321.3 passing yds/g; 113.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Seattle has been led by QB Russell Wilson who has completed 75.2% of his passes for 1,285 yards (345.0 passing yds/g), 16 TD, & 2 INT. Wilson also can still damage with his scrambling as he is the 2nd leading rusher for the Seahawks with 95 rushing yards on 18 carries. The top receiving threats for Wilson and the Seahawks have been DK Metcalf (16 rec, 403 yards, 3 TD), Tyler Lockett (26 rec, 298 yards, 4 TD), David Moore (10 rec, 173 yards, 2 TD), and Greg Olson (14 rec, 120 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Seahawks backfield has been Chris Carson who had 237 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 53 carries. Carson also has racked up 15 receptions for 113 yards & 3 TD’s.
Defensively, Seattle is allowing their opponents to average 27.3 ppg on 484.3 total yards per game (408.5 passing yds/g; 75.8 rushing yds/g).
The Vikings are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 October games, however, just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog. The Seahawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
Seattle and Russell Wilson have been outstanding to start the season, however, despite their 4-0 record, the Seahawks have to be a bit concerned about their defense who is currently allowing over 400 passing yards per game. Minnesota has struggled this season, especially defensively, however, the offense has looked solid over the last two weeks, putting up 30+ in each of those games. It’s hard going against Russell Wilson, especially agianst a defense that has struggled, however, Kirk Cousins has looked better as of late and as I think the weapons of Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen, & Justin Jefferson will be able to put up some points, I’m taking Minnesota and the points here. Good Luck!