Two teams with playoff aspirations will meet on Sunday at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the 0-2 Minnesota Vikings will host the 1-1 Seattle Seahawks. Both of these teams have had explosive offensive performances early in the season. We’ll see who’s defense can step it up. With all that being said, it’s time we get a closer look at both teams and how they arrive to this matchup so you can bet against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota
Seattle Seahawks Analysis
Seattle comes into this one with a 1-1 record. In their opener, they had a 28-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Russell Wilson was phenomenal in that one, throwing for 254 yards and four touchdowns. In last week’s overtime loss to the Tennessee Titans, Wilson was once again a star for the Seahawks, as he threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns.
Chris Carson has been a very big part of the Seattle offense thus far. He’s rushed for 122 yards with two touchdowns. Tyler Lockett has been outstanding, he has 278 yards receiving with three touchdowns. DK Metcalf has yet to get into the swing of things, but once he does, the Seahawks’ offense could be dangerous.
In last week’s loss to Tennessee, the Seattle defense gave up over 500 yards of offense, including over 200 on the ground. This defense is no longer on the level of the “Legion of Boom”. Until the defensive issues get settled, Seattle will have to outscore their opponents if they want to be a playoff contender.
Minnesota Vikings Analysis
The Vikings haven’t started the season off on a good note, coming into this one at 0-2. With a week one loss to the Bengals, and a tough loss last week to the Arizona Cardinals. Kirk Cousins has started the season off well, throwing for nearly 600 yards with five touchdowns in their two losses.
Dalvin Cook has also started off well, rushing for nearly 200 yards with a touchdown. Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson are some of the best-receiving duos in the league and will give opposing secondaries fits.
In last week’s loss to Arizona, the Vikings defense gave up nearly 500 yards of offense. Kyler Murray threw for 371 yards with three touchdowns against a struggling Viking secondary. In Week 1, Joe Burrow seemed to have his way for the Vikings secondary as well.
Even though they are on the road, the Seattle Seahawks are 1.5-point favorites. Something has to give here, as both teams have poor numbers against the spread. The Seahawks are 5-10 against the spread in their last 15, while the Vikings are 1-8 against the spread in their last nine contests.
This one is going to be a close one, but we’re leaning towards the Seattle Seahawks. Russell Wilson has started off the season well, and with one of the top receiving duos in the league, we think that they can exploit a poor Vikings secondary.
With the over/under being set at 55.5, we like the over. Both teams have yet to show that their defense can stop a good passing game. Seattle wins and will cover in the process, 34-30. This one should be a fun one!
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