Seahawks vs. Vikings Prediction
The Seattle Seahawks will clash with the host Minnesota Vikings tonight in a week two preseason game. Which side will cover the spread in this nationally televised affair?
Sunday, August 18, 2019
U.S. Bank Stadium at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Vikings are a 3-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total is set at 41.5 points. As of Sunday afternoon, 56 percent of public bets are being placed on host Minnesota. Check out our NFL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Lynch effective in preseason opener
Backup quarterback Paxton Lynch helped lead the way to a win over his former team in the preseason opener as Seattle earned a 22-14 victory over Denver. Lynch went 11-of-15 through the air for 109 yards plus one touchdown and no interceptions. He also rushed four times for 38 yards and a score. Xavier Turner led the running game with 13 carries for 42 yards. Jazz Ferguson caught four passes for 54 yards and a TD. Jason Meyers was 2-of-3 on field goal attempts with a long of 55 yards. Austin Calitro led the defense with six solo tackles, while Jamar Taylor registered an interception. The Seahawks trailed 6-3 at halftime before scoring 19 straight points in the second half.
New Vikings offense impresses early
Minnesota claimed a 34-25 win in its preseason opener last week at New Orleans. Kirk Cousins was 4-for-4 for 65 yards and a touchdown in his brief time on the field, while Sean Mannion went 7-of-13 for 102 yards and a TD with no interceptions through the air. Mike Boone led the ground game with four carries for 70 yards and a score. Tight end Tyler Conklin led the receivers with two catches for 56, while Olabisi Johnson made two receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown. Cameron Smith paced the defense with seven tackles including five solo. Nate Meadors returned an interception 30 yards for a TD. The Vikings led 27-15 through three quarters and held on from there. Dan Bailey made all four of his extra-point attempts.
NFL Betting Trends
The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. Seattle is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games versus the NFC.
The Vikings are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games on field turf. Minnesota is 36-16-1 ATS in its last 53 home games.
Cousins looked sharp last week and will presumably play a little more this week with the Vikings wanting to get some comfort in their new offense. With Minnesota starters perhaps playing a little more at least on the offensive side of the ball, I like its chances here. Seattle isn't what it once was and with quarterback Russell Wilson being handled with kid gloves during the preseason, I doubt we see a great offensive effort by the hosts. Give me the points with the Vikings.
NFL DAILY PREDICTION: MINNESOTA VIKINGS +3