Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks Preseason NFL Picks & Parlay 8/18/2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
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CenturyLink Field is the venue for the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, August 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 39. The Seahawks were 9-9-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 10-8-0. The Vikings were 9-7-0 ATS and their over/under record was 7-9-0.
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Valuable Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Minnesota Vikings were 9-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks were 10-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Seahawks were 9-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
07/30/17 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee PUP
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
07/30/17 DB Deshawn Shead Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings ran for 1,205 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 32nd in the league. They ran 380 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Vikings were penalized on offense 103 times for 882 yards last season, which had them 22nd in the NFL in penalties. They were 23rd in the National Football League in points scored with 327. They ran 1,006 plays last year for 5,041 yards, which ranked them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Vikings averaged 5 yards per play, which was 29th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 303 1st downs last season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Bradford completed 395 throws while attempting 552 passes for a completion percentage of 71.6% last year. He passed for 3,877 yards. He averaged 9.8 yards per completion and 7.0 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 99.3 and his QBR was 59.0.
The Vikings rush defense gave up 404 attempts for 1,711 yards last season, putting them in 20th place in the NFL against the run. They had 99 penalties for 825 yards on defense last year. That placed them 5th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which was 10th in the NFL. Minnesota was 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 307. They gave up a total of 5,038 yards on D, which was 3rd in the league. The Vikings were 7th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense allowed 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 2nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 332 throws on 548 attempts against the Minnesota Vikings defense last season, ranking them 7th and 10th in the league. The Minnesota pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,327 yards in the air, which was 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks were 19th in the NFL in points scored with 354 last season. They ran 1,012 plays last year for 5,715 yards, which ranked them 12th in the league in total offense. The Seahawks averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 15th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 313 1st downs last year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle ran for 1,591 yards as a team, which ranked 25th in the NFL. They ran 403 times last year, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Seahawks were penalized on offense 117 times for 970 yards last season, which had them 7th in the league in penalties. Russell Wilson threw for 4,219 yards last season. He completed 353 passes on 546 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His QBR last year was 63.2 while is quarterback rating was 92.6. He averaged 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 12.0 yards per completion.
Seattle was 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 292 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,099 yards on D, which was 5th in the NFL. The Seahawks were ranked 4th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense gave up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 331 passes on 537 attempts against the Seattle defense last season, placing them 6th and 5th in the National Football League. The Seattle Seahawks pass defense also gave up a total of 3,612 yards through the air, which was 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 441 attempts for 1,487 yards last year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. The Seahawks committed 103 penalties for 925 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 16th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 28.3% of possessions on defense, which was 3rd in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Seahawks -3 and over 5 total points
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