Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks - 12/10/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Vikings (6-5-1) at Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
NFL Football: Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:15 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -3 -- Over/Under: 45.5
The Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks meet on Monday Night Football in week 14 NFL action at CenturyLink Field.
The Minnesota Vikings look for a statement victory after splitting their last six games to stay in the NFC playoff race. The Minnesota Vikings have lost three of their last five road games. Kirk Cousins is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 3,490 yards, 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Cousins has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 18 games. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have combined for 2,005 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph has 46 receptions. The Minnesota Vikings ground game is averaging 86.1 yards per contest, and Latavius Murray leads the way with 466 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 22.5 points and 327.8 yards per game. Eric Kendricks leads the Minnesota Vikings with 95 tackles, Danielle Hunter has 11.5 sacks and Harrison Smith has three interceptions.
The Seattle Seahawks look to build on their three-game winning streak while remaining in the thick of the NFC playoff hunt. The Seattle Seahawks have won three of their last five home games. Russell Wilson is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 2,716 yards, 29 touchdowns and five interceptions. Wilson has three touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Tyler Lockett and David Moore have combined for 1,126 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Doug Baldwin has 37 receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 148.8 yards per contest, and Chris Carson leads the way with 704 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 21.6 points and 367.4 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 99 tackles, Frank Clark has 10 sacks and Bradley McDougald has three interceptions.
The Vikings are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games in December, 37-16-1 ATS in their last 54 games on fieldturf and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Monday games. The Seahawks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Seattle. The over is 4-0 in Seahawks last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Vikings last 5 games overall.
The Minnesota Vikings continue to be hit or miss, especially on offense where they've scored 20 or less points in three of their last five games. The Vikings also have yet to beat a team with a winning record this season. The Seattle Seahawks are quietly playing really good football right now and are outscoring teams by an average of 11 points during this three-game winning streak. The Minnesota Vikings are 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog of at least three points. The Seattle Seahawks are 4-4-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite of at least three points. I'm not sure how you don't take the Seahakws here. One, it's Seattle, one of the toughest places in the league to play, especially in primetime games. The Seahawks are playing extremely well and all five of their losses have come against playoff/Super Bowl contenders, and they've been close. The Minnesota Vikings are too inconsistent, and I don't trust Cousins in a hostile building like this.