Vikings vs. Seahawks Week 5 Predictions
The Seahawks and Vikings square off on Sunday Night Football at 8:20 p.m. ET, with the home side laying seven points as the favorite. What’s the best play for bettors?
475 Minnesota Vikings (+7) at 476 Seattle Seahawks (-7); o/u 57
8:20 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 11, 2020
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Minnesota Vikings DFS Spin
Kirk Cousins completed 16-of-22 passes for 260 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 31-23, Week 4 win over the Texans. Cousins' 22 attempts were a season low, but it was his best game. Cousins routinely found Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson for 20-plus yard gains as the Vikings used more pre-snap motion and play-action to breathe life into their offense. It, of course, helped that Dalvin Cook ran all over the Texans' defense. With 25 percent of the season in the books, Cousins has as many passing scores as interceptions (six). We've almost certainly seen his worst stretch of play, but even with Justin Jefferson emerging, there are not going to be many weeks where he's a clear-cut top-18 option. Week 5 happens to be one of those weeks, as the Vikings must head to Seattle to take on the high-flying Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. It will be Cousins' best setup of the entire year.
Seattle Seahawks DFS Spin
Russell Wilson completed 24-of-34 passes for 360 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Seahawks' 31-23, Week 4 win over the Dolphins. It was the first time all season Wilson was held under four touchdowns. He could have easily had three, but DK Metcalf got wrestled down at the one-yard line on a 32-yard catch late in the fourth quarter. It was Metcalf whom Wilson was targeting in the end zone on his pick, as Xavien Howard simply ran Metcalf's route for him. Despite the "down" day in the touchdown department, Wilson's 360 yards were a new season high. With 25 percent of 2020 in the books, MVP frontrunner Wilson is on pace for a mind-boggling 64 touchdowns and 5,140 yards. The former will come down, but the latter could increase. With the way the Seahawks are running their offense, 50 touchdowns is a realistic possibility. The Vikings are yet another Week 5 smash spot for the league's most explosive offense.
Vikings vs. Seahawks Betting Prediction
The Vikings are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games in Seattle and are 1-5 against the number in their last six games versus the Seahawks overall. The favorite, meanwhile, is 6-1 against the number in the last seven meetings between these two teams while the home team has cashed in six of the last seven meetings overall.
2020 NFL WEEK 5 BETTING PREDICTION: SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -7