When the Vikings (1-3) journey to Seattle to face the Seahawks (4-0) on “Sunday Night Football” (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC) within the penultimate sport of Week 5, they are going to be in search of one other large win to get them into the NFC playoff race.
Minnesota is already in a three-game gap within the NFC North with Green Bay (4-0) additionally undefeated. But with a seventh playoff workforce and third wild card, there may be extra room and alternative to show issues round.
The Vikings have fallen to the Packers, Titans and Colts, who had a mixed document of 10-1 going into Week 5. The Seahawks have crushed the Falcons, Cowboys, Patriots and Dolphins, who had a mixed document of 4-12 going into Week 5.
Here’s every little thing to learn about betting on Seahawks vs. Vikings in Week 5, together with up to date odds, tendencies and our prediction for “Sunday Night Football.”
Seahawks vs. Vikings odds for ‘Sunday Night Football’
- Spread: Seahawks by 7
- Over/below: 56.5
- Point unfold odds: Vikings -115, Seahawks -105
The line stayed round a landing all week, dropping down a half-point from the preliminary launch. That makes the sport just a little trickier to navigate, because the Seahawks now must win by greater than a TD and further level to cowl. Don’t be fooled by their information; the Seahawks’ protection has stored each opponent besides the Falcons within the sport.
Seahawks vs. Vikings all-time sequence
The Seahawks maintain a 12-5 benefit. They received in Seattle, 37-31, final Dec. 2 on a Monday evening. The Vikings have dropped six consecutive video games on this sequence going again to 2012. Before then, from 2003 to 2009, Minnesota had received three of 4 conferences. This rivalry has revved up ever for the reason that Seahawks flipped into the NFC.
Three tendencies to know
— 54 % of unfold bettors aren’t affected by the drop to 7 factors and just like the Seahawks to cowl. 67 % of bettors have Seattle on the moneyline.
— Bettors are break up 50-50 on the sport going over the appropriately excessive level complete. The complete implies the Seahawks will rating greater than 30 factors and the Seahawks greater than 25.
— The Seahawks are 4-0 in opposition to the unfold this season and their video games have gone over thrice. The Vikings are 2-2 in opposition to the unfold and their video games have gone over thrice.
Three issues to look at
Dalvin Cook vs. Chris Carson
The Vikings and Seahawks have passing firepower, however they like to win video games with a heavy efficient dose of the working sport. Both groups have full backs and offensive linemen higher fitted to run blocking than cross defending. They additionally wish to use the run to manage the clock and restrict the publicity of struggling defenses. The workforce that may keep on with the run and get some key early-down stops on the opposite facet can have a greater likelihood of total success.
Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson
Thielen, 30, appears to be like wholesome and rejuvenated as Kirk Cousins’ veteran go-to man. Jefferson, the dynamic rookie, has rapidly proved his large performs from the slot at LSU can translate to nice pace and quickness on the surface within the NFL, offering to be a terrific substitute for Stefon Diggs. The Seahawks aren’t in place to cowl both receiver successfully, and neither due to harm and never being within the league, performed in opposition to them final season.
Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf
Lockett additionally was banged up within the MNF affair with the Vikings final season, whereas Metcalf labored over the Vikings’ secondary for six catches for 75 yards on 7 targets. The Vikings’ cornerbacks have been reshuffled with out Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander and Holton Hill is hurting for the sport. Both wideouts ought to go off within the deep passing sport with continued nice accuracy from Russell Wilson.
Stats that matter
291.8 and 401. Those are the quantity of passing yards on common the Vikings and Seahawks, have given up, respectively. Minnesota ranks No. 29 in cross protection with its younger secondary. Seattle has had accidents on the again finish and ranks useless final within the league. There can be loads of success throwing on either side, the place it is nonetheless simpler to belief Wilson greater than Cousins.
Seahawks vs. Vikings prediction
The Seahawks will be capable of transfer the ball at will with Carson’s working and Wilson’s passing to Lockett and Metcalf. The similar goes for the Vikings with Cook’s working and Cousins’ passing to Thielen and Jefferson. Even with no crowd noise, Seattle does have the consolation of house discipline on its facet, the place it outlasted each Dallas and New England in related high-scoring affairs, the latter in prime time. The sport performs out very similar to these video games and final December’s assembly with Minnesota at house, solely with extra scoring from either side.
Seahawks 41, Vikings 34