Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks Pick, Odds, Week 13 Prediction 12/2/2019
Game: Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle -3
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks play the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on Monday, December 2, 2019. Minnesota opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 48.5. The Vikings are 8-3-0 ATS and 6-5-0 when betting on the total. The Seahawks are 6-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 9-2-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Minnesota Vikings took on the Denver Broncos and won by a score of 27-23. Leading the way at QB for the Vikings was Kirk Cousins who went 29/35 with 319 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Dalvin Cook led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 5 yards and he added 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 26 yards by way of 11 carries which had him averaging 2.4 yards per run. Stefon Diggs was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 121 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 24.2 yards per reception for that game. The Minnesota Vikings ended up rushing 18 times and racked up 37 yards which had them averaging 2.1 yards per run. In the game, they ran 58 plays for 321 yards. For the contest, the Vikings racked up a total of 19 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 49 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Minnesota gave up 18 completions on 40 throws totaling 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. On the ground, the Vikings gave up 124 yards on 33 carries which gave them an average of 3.8 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 394 yards and forced 1 turnover. Tony Sink has a NFL prediction for the contest between the Bears and Lions.
Vikings End Up at 8-3 After Win
The Vikings head into this matchup 8-3 in 2019. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the NFC North and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yards, they sit in 5th in the NFC and 8th among all NFL teams with 4,165 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Vikings currently have a total of 21 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 26 points per game, ranking them 8th among all NFL teams. As a team, they have an average of 142 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the conference.
The Vikings have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing 18.6 points per game putting them 3rd in the NFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Vikings have allowed 2,689 yards. Teams are completing 65.0% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.0 yards per attempt. They have conceded 19 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. In discussing rushing yards, Minnesota is giving up 94.2 yards per contest which has them at 1st in the division and 6th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per carry which has them at 7th in the conference and 12th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,567 rushing yards through 11 games.
In their last outing, the Seattle Seahawks played the Philadelphia Eagles and earned the win by a score of 17-9. Rashaad Penny led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 58 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He ran for 129 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he averaged 9.2 yards per carry. Tyler Lockett led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 38 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 19.0 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 13/25 with 200 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Seattle Seahawks ended up rushing 26 times and generated 174 yards giving them an average of 6.7 yards per rush. In all, they ran 57 plays for a total of 348 yards. In the game, the Seahawks earned 14 first downs and they totaled 12 penalties for 90 yards. When discussing the defense, Seattle gave up 33 catches on 45 attempts totaling 238 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. In the running game, the Seahawks gave up 106 yards on 23 carries which means they had an average of 4.6 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 344 yards and forced 5 turnovers.
Seahawks Better their record to 9-2 After Win
The Seahawks come into this matchup with a record of 9-2. Seattle is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 137 rushing yards per contest, putting them 7th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,506 rushing yards through 11 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Seahawks average 385 yards per game overall putting them 5th in the NFL and 3rd in the NFC. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Seahawks are currently ranked 2nd in the NFC West and 7th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 26.5 points per game.
The Seahawks are conceding 23.9 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the NFC West and 21st in the league. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 263 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 102 yards per contest ranking them 10th in the NFL and 1st in the NFC West. For this year, they have allowed 1,117 yards on the ground and 12 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the league. They are giving up 269 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Seahawks sit in 13th in the conference. They have conceded 13 passing touchdowns for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Vikings/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks -3
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