Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 9/26/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (+2.5)
The Minnesota Vikings (0-2) will play the Seattle Seahawks (1-1) at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Minnesota opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 50.5.
The Seattle Seahawks step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. In their last game, the Seahawks played the Titans and ended up losing by a score of 33-30. Russell Wilson connected on 22/31 with 343 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 128.8 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Tyler Lockett held an average of 22.3 yards per catch by accumulating 178 yds on 8 receptions. Chris Carson was the rushing leader for the Seahawks with 13 carries for 31 yds (2.4 yds per attempt). In all, they ran 52 plays which converted into 397 yds. The Seattle Seahawks ended up rushing 18 times and had 77 yds, earning them an average of 4.3 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Seahawks conceded 212 yards on 40 attempts, which is 5.3 yds per run allowed. Seattle relinquished 27 completions on 40 tries for 320 yds, and a completion rate of 67.5%.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Seattle Seahawks are sitting at 29.0 points per contest. As a team they're holding an average of 108.5 yards in the run game which has them sitting 19th in the league. The Seahawks have racked up 778 total yards for the year. Seattle has a total of 22 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 17 infractions for 153 yds. They have turned the football over 1 time (1 fumble lost).
The Seahawks are ranked 16th in the NFL in relation to team defense, giving up 24.5 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 162.5 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. In total, they have given up 325 running yards through 2 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Seahawks have surrendered 543 yards which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They have conceded 271.5 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 66.7%. During this campaign, they have yielded 434.0 yards per game which puts them 30th in the league.
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The Vikings head into this game 0-2 for this season. When they last played, the Vikings took a defeat with a final score of 34-33 against the Cardinals. Dalvin Cook ran the football 22 times for 131 yds, finishing the game with 6.0 yards per attempt for Minnesota. K.J. Osborn was one of the featured targets for the Vikings, hauling in 5 balls for 91 yds (18.2 yds per catch). Kirk Cousins (3 TDs) finished the game with 244 yards on 22/32 through the air while his QB rate was 122.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his longest completion went for 64 yds. Minnesota allowed 21 rushing attempts for 103 yards (4.9 yds per rush). The Vikings secondary allowed a completion rate of 80.6%, surrendering 371 yards on 29 out of 36 through the air. The Vikings finished the contest with 419 yards while they ran 60 plays (7.0 yards per play). Minnesota ran for 6.6 yards per attempt, finishing with 177 yards on 27 carries.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Vikings sit 11th out of all teams in the NFL with 28.5 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Vikings have thrown for 578 passing yards together with an average of 289.0 passing yards per game, putting them at 8th in the league. They are averaging 122.0 run yards per game and have run for 244 yards for the year. The Minnesota Vikings are averaging 411.0 yards per game which ranks them 6th out of all teams in the league. The Minnesota offense has 132 yds of penalties on 15 violations, ranking them 11th in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have lost 1 fumble and they have obtained 26 1st downs.
Minnesota has given up a total of 252 yards on the ground (126.0 yards/game) in addition to 2 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have yielded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 294.0 yards/contest, which has them in 26th in the NFL. They have earned 2 turnovers (2 interceptions) on the year. This year, they have surrendered 61 points in total. The Vikings defense has participated in 128 plays, which ranks 20th in football. The Vikings are surrendering 30.5 points per contest, which has them in 27th in football.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings +2.5
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